Over the next decade, we will reduce our energy consumption whilst also looking to introduce more renewable sources of energy. We will focus on using energy efficient equipment and empowering our colleagues to make long-term behavioural changes in terms of their energy use.
Our target is phased, with the aim of reducing our energy consumption by 2% in the first year of our strategy, 3% in the second year, and sustaining a 5% decrease over 10 years. Much has been done in recent years to reduce energy use, and our work is now focused on making the small, incremental changes which contribute to the wider strategy.
We are aiming to reduce our energy use by 5% by 2030.
We are aiming for a sustained decrease, achieved through a series of incremental changes, including an internal scheme encouraging colleagues to make small changes to contribute to the bigger picture.
Figure 1 shows the total energy consumption across our UK and Ireland operations.
Figure 2 shows the total energy consumed across our UK operations and monitors our progress against our 2030 targets.
The chart shows the amount of energy used in our UK and Ireland operations in MWh. There is a dip at FY21 (due to operational restrictions and closures during the pandemic) before climbing to just above the baseline figure in FY22 (for our Ireland operations) and close to the baseline figure for our UK operations.
The chart shows the amount of energy used in our UK operations in MWh. There is a trend line from FY20 to FY30 showing that a 14,228 MWh reduction is required to meet our FY30 target. There is a dip at FY21 (due to the effect of the pandemic) before returning to just below the baseline in FY22.