Buying renewable energy
We purchase renewable energy where we can and regularly review energy sourcing across all markets to identify new opportunities. We estimate that 70% of the electricity we purchase in the UK is from renewable sources, compared to 50% in Germany and 22% in the US. We also negotiated a small renewable energy contract in Australia in 2008.
If this energy is rated at zero emissions it is equivalent to a reduction of approximately 18,525 tonnes of CO2 (16% of total emissions from office energy use) each year.