Managing environmental impacts

We work to minimise the effect on the environment of all our UK operations. We also play our part in helping to meet the challenge of climate change.

This means, for example, increasing our energy efficiency and setting targets for improvement in emissions, water use and spills reduction. We also seek to protect biodiversity at our sites and nearby.

We report back on our performance and include relevant measures in employee appraisals. We also require our contractors and joint venture partners to meet the same standards.

This approach ensures we comply with the relevant laws and regulations and drives continuous improvements in performance.

Read about our recent environmental performance

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