Climate change is now generally regarded as one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world today.
The earth is warming, mainly due to the generation of man-made greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, produced by the burning of fossil fuels for transport and energy. The challenge we face is to use energy as efficiently as we can and use renewable resources whenever possible. We have already reduced our CO2 eq. emissions by 22% since 2006 relative to turnover and we plan to further reduce this in the future.
You can download our Environmental Policy here.
Some key commitments
We are committed to reducing Brakes Group Scope 1 & 2 CO2 eq. emissions by 25% against 2006 base year by the end of 2013. (indexed to £ turnover.)
We are committed to reducing the emission of CO2 eq. through fuel usage by 25% (against 2006) by the end of 2013 (sales indexed).
Reduce our electricity & gas usage by 25% against 2006 by end 2013 (sales indexed) or 3% year on year improvement to give saving of 9% by 2013.
We are committed to a number of initiatives that will divert 70% of our waste from landfill by the end of 2013 and result in no operational waste being landfilled by 2015.
We are committed to have 10% of all European transport moved by rail by 2015.
We are committed to developing our relationship with charities such as FareShare and through them to donate one million meal equivalents to FareShare by 2012. This will significantly reduce food going to landfill.
We are committed to reducing our own brand packaging by 10% vs. 2009 by the end of 2013.