The development and maintenance of our infrastructure as a key enabler for energy security and the Net Zero transition has never been more important.
As we continue to support the Net Zero transition, we must also continue to make sure we are doing the right thing – in the right way, decarbonising our operations and addressing the indirect greenhouse gas emissions associated with our supply chain.
Since 2013, we have tracked and monitored our business carbon footprint, reducing our annual emissions by more than half. Cumulatively, this is more than 30,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e), equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 65,000 households!
Recognising the importance of ongoing leadership and ambition, we have now aligned our carbon targets to the scale of reduction necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement by setting Science-Based Targets. We have committed to reduce our direct and indirect emissions in line with the trajectory required for a 1.5°C future.
Recognising the need to take action, we have developed action plans to reduce carbon emissions, committing to become a Net Zero networks business by 2035. You can check our RIIO-2 carbon commitments in our Business Plans.
Furthermore, we are partnering with organisations to develop rewilding projects – supporting the development of native trees which will draw down carbon emissions from the atmosphere as they grow.
For more information about our most recent initiatives, check our case studies!