Climate Reporting

The non-renewable energy sources used to power a number of our shops, fossil fuels used in our transport fleet, and manufacturing in our global supply chains, all create greenhouse gases warming the earth's surface and changing our climate.

 

As a responsible retailer we must reduce our consumption wherever we can, and use renewable energy alternatives. We must be even more ambitious by looking at our impact across our entire value chain and take action. 

 

We measure emissions across a number of categories and are looking to increase the quantity and quality of data we collect and analyse in 2021. 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. The data we have collected to date is:

Global GhG emissions data1

2019

2018

Scope 1 (tonnes CO2e)2
Combustion of fuel and operation of facilities, refrigeration

*156,755

168,029
Scope 2 (tonnes CO2e)3
Electricity purchased and heat and steam generated for own use
-Location-based
-Market-based

 

*160,018
*8,121

 

182,978
7,352

Scope 3 (tonnes CO2e)4
Water, business travel, waste to landfill and transmission and distribution losses from purchased electricity

40,478

44,373
Intensity measurement
(tonnes CO2e per £m sales) 
-Location-based
-Market-based


30.9
17.7


34.2
19.0

Energy Usage

2019

2018

Partnership energy consumption
Total energy consumed (gas and electricity) (kWh)

905,831

935,059
Partnership electricity renewable %
Total electricity which is renewable %

97.3%

97.8%

*Details on third party assurance.  For the methodology used to calculate our GHG emissions and energy use read page 88/89 of our 2020 Annual Report & Accounts.

CLIMATE AND RISK OPPORTUNITIES

We are committed to understanding the climate risks and opportunities faced by our business and will begin to report on these via the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Framework (TCFD) from April 2021.