of energy comes from renewable sources
Low Carbon Manufacturing
20% reduction in relative carbon emissions from our direct operations by 2021/22 vs. 2016/17 baseline. Achieved by building on our previous successes in energy efficiency and low carbon technologies and by ensuring that a minimum of one third of our energy comes from on-site renewables.
Halfway through 2019/20, relative carbon emissions are 12% lower than last year and 28% below the baseline.
To reduce reliance on freshwater imports whilst reducing company-wide water use per tonne of product, net of ingredient water, by 10% by 2021/22 vs 2016/17 baseline. To deliver continuous improvement in the quality of our treated waste water measured as a year on year reduction in the mass of nutrients in treated effluent discharged to surface waters.
Halfway through 2019/20, water imports, net of 'water in product', are 24% lower than last year and 18% lower than the baseline. 54% of water during the same period came from recycled sources.
engagement through Courtauld 2025 to reduce waste
20% reduction in edible wastes and surpluses in 2021/22 vs 2016/17 baseline. Deliver a year-on-year increase in the value generated from unavoidable non-edible wastes. Achieved by reduction at source, converting wastes into by-products and moving materials up the waste hierarchy.
We have signed up to WRAP/IGD's food waste roadmap to halve edible waste by 2030.
of consumer-facing packaging and transit packaging is currently recyclable