Environment

Each Division has policies and programmes in place for managing the environment, including compliance with local regulations.

The policies and programmes cover areas such as the use of materials, including the principles of reduce, re-use and recycle and ongoing energy efficiency programmes. These measures help improve production efficiencies, reduce costs and minimise our environmental impact.   

Greenhouse gas emissions reporting

The Group applies the GHG Protocol as the basis for reporting its emissions of greenhouse gases. Emissions reporting includes the facilities over which the Group has operational control. The majority of the Group's greenhouse gas emissions are generated from its manufacturing processes (such as electricity use and combustion of natural gas for space heating and process use), together with the running of the Group and divisional offices and an element of air travel. Where possible alternative technologies are used to minimise the use of travel between sites, with video conference calls used extensively by colleagues to communicate outside of scheduled meeting times.

Further details of the Group's greenhouse gas reporting and other aspects of environmental performance, such as water consumption, can be found in the 2020 Sustainability Report.