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Sustainability Powering sustainability in your business and ours

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At Centrica Business Solutions, we aim to shape a low carbon future by enabling our customers and our business to use energy more sustainably. Across Centrica plc, we have reduced our carbon footprint and set Responsible Business Ambitions to achieve by 2030, which support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The biggest single lever that the world has to lower carbon is to use less energy.”
Iain Conn, Group Chief Executive, Centrica plc
Innovating to stay ahead

A lower carbon future for the UK, a more sustainable future for business. Read our Powering Sustainability report.

Tackling climate change

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing society. By 2030, we aim to:

  • Help our customers reduce emissions by 25% through direct (3%) and indirect action (baseline: 2015)
  • Deliver 7GW of flexible, distributed and low carbon technologies, in addition to system access and optimisation services
  • Demonstrate we are on track with Paris Agreement goals and develop a path to net zero by 2050
less carbon produced than we did a decade ago
reduction in internal carbon footprint since 2015
tCO2e saved from products and services installed since 2008
leadership score for climate action by CDP, an international NGO

How we reduced our carbon footprint

Across Centrica, we have reduced our internal carbon footprint by 26% since 2015.


Benefiting communities 

Energy is moving from a centrally organised model to a local one. This has the potential to benefit communities – enabling them to take control of their energy, reduce environmental impact and unlock financial savings. By 2030, we want to:

  • Deliver £5 billion of value for communities through new and distributed energy technologies
  • Deliver £300 million in energy efficiency savings to public and essential services

If just 50% of the UK’s Industry, Healthcare and Hospitality & Leisure sectors took up distributed energy technologies, they could save:

annual energy bill savings
boost in economic growth
job support
potential annual carbon footprint saving