We purchase renewable electricity where we can and regularly review electricity sourcing across all markets to identify new opportunities.

We estimate that around 16% of the total electricity we purchase is generated from renewable sources. The table (below) shows the main countries in which we source green electricity and the percentage purchased.

16%

estimated total electricity purchased from renewable sources

(2009: 15%)

Green electricity contracts are usually for a fixed period and may not be available at competitive prices in future. However, it is our intention to increase the percentage of electricity purchased from renewable sources to 20% by 2015.

Green electricity sourcing by country

Country % renewable
UK 70
Italy 57
Switzerland 28
Ireland 26
Austria 20
Germany 19
Norway 17
Peru 15
USA 15
Belgium 14
New Zealand 12
Indonesia 8
Australia 7