As the world unites to tackle climate change, we are committed to ensuring that as our business grows, our environmental impact does not. Our global environmental statement sets out our commitment to enhancing the energy efficiency of our operations, with the focus on reducing our emissions.
We are going Net Zero across Scopes 1 and 2 by 2030, meaning we will eliminate the greenhouse gases we produce both directly and indirectly across our business by 2030. We are also planning to include Scope 3 within our Net Zero commitment by mid-2022, removing indirect emissions produced across our entire value chain.
We are committed to reducing our emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. We’re proud to be among the first 500 companies worldwide to have developed and approved Science Based Targets. The targets will help drive us to develop and adopt innovations in our operations which we already see taking shape, become more efficient in our energy usage and increase our renewable energy mix across the footprint.
We’re eliminating carbon emissions from our business in a range of different ways – from “electrifying” our fleet of vehicles for employees and engineers, to sustainable methods of powering our emergency generators and cooling our data centres.
Over 95% of our emissions are indirect, and come from the electricity we buy and use in our offices, shops and technical sites. Our goal is to get 100% of our electricity from sustainable sources. We’re also using new ways of cooling our technical sites with innovative techniques such as ‘hot and cold zones' and phase-changing material.
We are finalizing plans to include Scope 3 within our Net Zero commitment, removing indirect emissions across our entire value chain. We’re asking suppliers to comply with our key sustainability commitments and collaborating with them to help make their businesses more sustainable. We continue to enhance the sustainability of our products to minimize waste and energy consumption. We expect to confirm this ambition mid-2022.