100% renewable?electricity in our business and?direct supply chains

In addition to using 100% renewable electricity in our own estate we plan to use our relationships with our franchises and suppliers to increase use of renewables in their businesses, therefore maximising our impact and making a positive contribution to SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy.?

We have set the following milestones:

  • 100% renewable electricity for our own business by 2020
  • 100% renewable electricity in franchise stores and distribution centres by 2030
  • 100% renewable electricity in main suppliers’ businesses by 2040

We have maintained our 100% usage of renewable electricity for our own business this year. Where possible we make sure we focus on the most environmentally benign carbon free generation technology, specifically wind and solar power.?

An energy mapping exercise of our distribution centres and franchise stores has taken place. Calculations of emissions from energy use in these facilities can be seen on the Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions page under Our Operations. Use of renewable electricity in these facilities currently stands at 1% (from the solar array on the roof of our UK distribution centre).

We completed an initial assessment across our supply base on renewable electricity uptake – initial results showed that at least 25 sites already have some form of renewable generation technology installed.