We will continue with our ambitious operational carbon reduction and energy efficiency programme. We’ve brought forward our net zero carbon target across our entire operations by 15 years to 2035. This will be achieved without purchasing offsets. Any small amount of greenhouse gas emissions we cannot reduce to net zero we will offset in our operations by producing renewable energy.
We are looking beyond our own operations and at ways to reduce carbon emissions across our value chain, starting with our agricultural supply chains where we have already set a new target to ensure greenhouse gas emissions from our UK farms are net zero by 2035.
In October 2021 we announced that the Partnership had signed up to Science Based Targets and Business Ambition for 1.5℃. We will set science-based targets in line with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5℃ for our operations and supply chain (scope 1, 2 & 3). We have also joined the UNFCCC Race to Zero campaign.
We will assess the climate risk and opportunities faced by our business, report on these, and put metrics and targets in place to address these risks. You can find details on our first disclosure against the TCFD framework here.