The Partnership is committed to reducing the energy consumption and the carbon impact of our operations. This requires significant investment in new technologies, and behaviour change.
We are moving to renewable energy sources across our organisation. Where we cannot remove the use of carbon from our operations, for example our livestock, we will generate additional renewable energy and/or capture carbon to bring us to net zero. To support this, we have also committed to reducing our absolute energy use by 25% in 10 years from a 2018 baseline.
We recognise that significant emissions are produced by companies that work with us as part of our value chain, such as suppliers, and by downstream activity including customer travel to our branches and customer use of purchased products. We measure these emissions across a number of categories and are looking to increase the level of data we collect and analyse in 2020. This data will highlight where we can have the greatest impact and enable us to put a strategy and targets in place to reduce emissions.