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CO2

Our parent company, Bidcorp, have set an ambitious target of 25% reduction

in CO2 by 2025. We are currently evaluating what this means for us and

what metrics might be used, as there are huge challenges involved in a

reduction of this scale. We are delighted to have reduced CO2 significantly

since 2015/16; more details are in the table below but we have reduced

Scope 1 emissions by 29% and Scope 2 emissions by 45% in this period.

Accounting for 64% of our scope 1 CO2 emissions*, our trucks have a

significant environmental impact. Until alternative fuels become a

commercially viable alternative, our focus is currently on reducing mileage.

The design of routes has up until recently been a manual activity, but

technology has a lot to offer in terms of efficiencies it can bring. We've

started implementing Paragon routing software into our depots, and we've

been comparing the software-created routes to the manual equivalents. The

software has proven its efficacy by reducing mileage by between 8% and

15% in our pilot depots, so we look forward to scaling up these benefits by

introducing Paragon across our UK operations.

We recently participated in a Carbon Clinic thanks to The Planet Mark, a

complimentary service they offer to organisations as a positive way of

contributing to climate action, and to find out what more we could do to

accelerate our carbon reduction journey. To find out more please click here:

https://www.theplanetmark.com/globalclimatestrike-strike-the-right-balancewith-the-planet-mark/ and to book your own session, click

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*Based on 2019 data

CO2 emissions from our vehicles

Our total CO2 emissions in the past year for both employee business travel

and our commercial fleet have reduced by 11% and 26% respectively, as can

be seen in the tables below. The delivery fleet CO2 emissions include all the

smaller van direct-to-home deliveries carried out as part of the government

contract to deliver care packs to those shielding at home, so their decrease

is less marked:

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*The emissions factor for 2019/20 was marginally lower than 2018/19

The significant decrease in employee business miles was due to a huge

increase in working from home (for employees in roles suited to this) and

video calling replacing face-to-face meetings. At the time of writing, we are

looking at implementing a new IT solution for virtual meetings, so that we can

make some adaptations permanent and sustainable.

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