A climate change global leader

Rankings for action and disclosure on our environmental impact released by CDP

We're recognised as a climate change global leader.

Rankings for action and disclosure on our environmental impact have been released

We’re proud that Centrica has been identified as a world leader for strategic action on climate change by CDP, an international NGO reporting to investors representing around a third of the worlds invested capital.

In results recently released, Centrica maintained an A- for our action and disclosure on climate change. This places us in the top 6% of all responding companies globally and in the top 31 of all UK companies. 

Jim Rushen, Centrica’s Head of Environment said: “Centrica has delivered a strong performance in this year’s CDP rankings which is a reflection of our strategic focus on making energy more sustainable. Our result gives confidence to investors and other key stakeholders, that we are effectively managing our environmental impact and are helping our customers move towards a lower carbon future.”

Centrica also secured a ‘B-’ grade for action and disclosure on water. This score, whilst down from an A last year, was joint top UK score within our sector and reflects the continual rise of best practice in water stewardship. This places us in the top 19% of all responding companies globally and in the top 19% of all UK companies. Furthermore, our impact on water continues to decrease, following a move away from operating water-intensive energy assets to focus on our customer-facing businesses. 

Want to know more about how we are tackling climate change? 

  • We emit around 80% less carbon for every pound of revenue raised than we did a decade ago
  • We have enabled our customers to reduce their emissions by over 31mtCO2e since 2008 – that’s equivalent to the annual emissions of around 9m UK homes!
  • We have delivered around 17,000 electric vehicle charge points since 2013
  • We are on track to exceed our current internal carbon footprint target of a 20% reduction by 2025, having already exceeded our previous target of a 20% reduction by 2015 (from 2007)

 

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