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Environmental performance

  FY16 FY15 FY14 CY12 CY11
CO2e due to premises energy use 5          
CO2e (tonnes) 16,400 17,900 19,300
20,700
19,200
CO2e intensity (tonnes CO2e / £m sales) 12.8 14.3 16.0 17.5 16.3
Total hazardous and non-hazardous waste          
Total waste (tonnes) 3,550 3,460 3,490 3,480 3,540
Waste intensity (tonnes / £m sales) 2.77 2.77 2.88 2.95 3.01
Hazardous and non-hazardous waste recycled          
Recycled waste (tonnes) 2,540 2,550 2,630 2,480 2,350
Percentage of total waste recycled
71% 74% 76% 71% 66%
Packaging use          
Packaging (tonnes) 4,270 4,460 4,670
5,470
4,800
Packaging intensity (tonnes / £m sales) 3.32
3.57
3.86
4.64
4.08
Total water use          
Water use (m3) 45,300 46,800 47,700
54,100 53,900
Water use per employee (m3 / head) 7.32 7.29 7.54
8.41 8.54

 

  1. Since FY14 we have reported our environmental performance on a financial year basis. Prior years are reported by calendar year and the 2012 calendar year includes nine months of the financial year 2013. The financial year and calendar year reports are comparable as they both cover a 12-month period.
  2. The FY16 reports for a selection of sites include pro-rata data to the date of closure or estimates where necessary. These estimates account for less than 0.5% of the Group’s energy use.
  3. KPIs are on a constant currency basis and updated to reflect changes in reporting methodology and in emissions factors.
  4. Excludes a number of smaller sites where energy, waste and water costs and consumption are included in lease costs.
  5. CO2 equivalent from all energy sources including country-specific COfactors for electricity and with 100% renewable electricity reported at zero kg CO2 per kWh.

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