Centrica adopts best practice in the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and performance reporting. We monitor and report our global scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in line with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and were early adopters of GHG efficiency ratios such as CO2/kWh (Carbon Dioxide per Kilowatt Hour) or CO2/Revenue.
Our Data Centre is publicly available and discloses environmental data from recent years, allowing trend analysis and benchmarking.
We use key performance indicators (KPI’s) to manage climate related risks and opportunities and measure our performance. We have a strong track record of setting and achieving carbon reduction targets, previously exceeding our ‘internal carbon footprint’ and ‘carbon intensity of power’ targets. Many of these KPIs and targets are subject to third party assurance with published methodologies.
Our performance has been recognised by CDP’s global disclosure system continuously for the last decade and, in 2019, we maintained our A-ranking for action and disclosure on climate change.
We have developed challenging new climate change goals out to 2030 as part of our Responsible Business Ambitions. These focus on three key areas where we are helping to shape a low carbon future:
- Helping our customers reduce their emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals
- Enabling a decarbonised energy system
- Reducing our own emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals