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Headline Commitments Key
Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 55% by 2030 (from a 2017 baseline)
Set a science-based target in line with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C and also signed a letter to the UK Government calling for net zero carbon
Commit that key suppliers, representing 95% of emissions from purchased goods, will set a science-based emissions reduction target by 2023

Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment
Science Based Target

Advocacy & Influence

We understand the urgency of the climate issue. This is why we set a science-based target and signed a letter to the UK Government calling for net zero carbon. Our targets address our direct emissions and those of our supply chain.

To help us tackle our direct emissions, we aim to switch to 100% renewable electricity tariffs in 2020. In 2018 we switched 3 million kWh electricity to renewables, saving 600 tonnes of carbon. This is equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of 70 UK households! If we get this right, by 2025 our carbon saving would be equivalent to the annual footprint of half of the households in the City of London.

We also recognise that our supply chain has a significant role to play in tackling embodied carbon. We called over 100 of our supply chain business leaders to action because we want to help them to decarbonise. We are actively engaging with our supply chain through webinars, CPD events and one-to-one workshops, and we share our knowledge across the industry through articles and presentations. We are advising on building the business case, measuring carbon and setting science-based targets so that we can encourage other companies to start progressing towards net zero carbon too.