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18.5% improvement in carbon efficiency against a new 2014/15 baseline
Reduce carbon by 15% relative to sales turnover (against a new 2014/15 baseline)
6.1% efficiency improvement (against a new 2014/15 baseline)
Improve water efficiency, cubic meters per £million turnover, by 20% (against a new 2014/15 baseline)
66.3 % direct operational recycling rate within Whitbread** and 96.8% of operational waste diverted from landfill
Increase direct operations recycling rate to 80% across hotels, restaurants and coffee shops
** Whitbread managed process waste, UCO, WEEE and Haz Waste
* In order to comply with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013, we have amended our environmental reporting accordingly and set a new baseline (2014/15).
* We have considered the six main GHGs emission reporting definitions in tonnes of CO2 equivalent (‘CO2 e’) for our Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) CO2 to calculate our carbon emissions. We have used the current GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard methodology and DEFRA GHG Conversion Factors Tools.
* Data relates to the direct emissions from the fuels and generation of electricity consumed in our hotels, restaurants, offices and coffee shops, such as natural gas and liquid petroleum gas. It also includes emissions from owned vehicles (including company cars) but excludes logistics as this is an outsourced operation. We have reported our refrigerant gas and F–Gas emissions only in respect of our UK operations due to more limited reporting capabilities internationally. When defining the scope of our international data we report on direct operational control sites only.
* An intensity ratio of tonnes of CO2 per £1 million turnover has been selected, which will allow a benchmark comparison of our environmental performance over time and with other similar types of business organisations.