Environment

Find out how we are enabling a fair and affordable transition to a clean energy economy.

Our journey so far 

We are embracing our role at the heart of the energy system and understand the critical part we play in tackling climate change, one of the defining challenges of our generation. The decisions we take now will influence the future of our planet and life on earth.

Curbing emissions

We know we must make significant changes to curb emissions, and we have already taken important steps to do so. Since 1990, we’ve reduced direct emissions by 68% (as at March 2019). That’s well in excess of our interim target, which was 45% by 2020. In 2019 we committed to reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions to Net Zero by 2050, and we will be laying out our pathway to achieve these reductions. There’s much more we can and will do.

Carbon reduction

The markets in which we operate have set far-reaching carbon reduction targets, and further legislative measures are likely to follow. While the targets are challenging, we welcome the opportunity they present.

Request for information

Contact us to make a request for information under the environmental informational regulations:

By email: [email protected]

By telephone: 0192 6655484

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Find out more about what we’re doing to support the environment

You can read our latest stories below, detailing some of the work we're doing on our journey to net zero.

You can also find out more by visiting our environmental sustainability page and our cleaner transport page.

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Environmental sustainability

We are passionate about operating our business in an environmentally responsible way and making sure sustainability shapes our thinking and decision-making. Find out more about our commitment to the environment here.

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Cleaner transport

Find out how we are working with Government, the energy sector, and industry to integrate millions of electric vehicles successfully and help make a rapid impact on harmful emissions with gas freight vehicles.

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Focus areas where we can make an impact

We have identified the other key areas where we can really make a difference by ensuring responsibility is woven through everything we do.

About us

Find out more about what we do, our businesses and our vision and values.

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Journey to net zero

Discover how we’re working towards a cleaner energy system for the future.

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