At Centrica Business Solutions, we want to shape a lower carbon future by enabling our customers and our business to use energy smarter and more sustainably. Tackling climate change is one of the most important issues facing our society and as a leading provider of energy for homes and organizations, we take our role seriously.
Centrica plc embarked on a journey in 2007 to cut the internal carbon footprint of its property, fleet and travel by 20% by 2015. We exceeded this target, achieving a 27% reduction. In 2015 we committed to further reductions of 20% by 2025 against existing levels – surpassing this target only four years later in 2018 – and leading to the creation of ambitions the following year to reduce our internal carbon footprint and customer emissions in line with Paris goals out to 2030.
As the need to accelerate our journey to net zero grows, Centrica has once again responded by amplifying action as part of its People & Planet Plan – setting targets to help our customers be net zero by 2050 (28% reduction by 2030) while becoming a net zero business ourselves by 2045 (40% reduction by 2034) – five years earlier than its previous goal and the UK deadline.