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Introduction

We understand and acknowledge that our business carbon footprint has a major impact on our environment and the sustainability of future generations. To address this we have made a commitment to measure and reduce our footprint, including SF6 gas and network losses.

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Business Carbon Footprint

Our Business Carbon Footprint (BCF) details the impact that our operational activities have on the environment in terms of associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

All of our published BCF data has been verified externally for accuracy and compliance with the standards detailed above.

The WPD BCF takes account of the energy usage from offices, transport emissions (both operational and business), fuel combustion and the release of greenhouse gases (SF6). The reported data for Operational Transport (Road) and Fuel Combustion also takes account of a number of our larger contractor emissions as required under the OFGEM RIGs.

Since 2014/15 our annual BCF (excluding losses) has reduced by 22% or 22,214 tCO2e – the approximate equivalent carbon footprint of heating 8013 average UK households.

Since 2014/15 our annual BCF (including losses) has reduced by 46% or 923,775 tCO2e - the approximate equivalent carbon footprint of heating 342,138 average UK households.

Annual BCF (tCO2e) excluding network losses

Annual BCF (tCO2e) including network losses