As an online business with an extremely lean physical infrastructure and a marketing model that is largely paperless, our impact on the environment is relatively low for our industry.

We engaged specialist environmental consultancy Envantage Ltd to carry out an independent and detailed energy audit to calculate our energy usage and GHG emissions. We are continuing to review and implement its recommendations, in addition to the above commitments.

Under SECR, we will continue to monitor our energy usage and report our emissions intensity each year.

 

GHG emissions data

  2021 2020 Change
Energy (kWh)      
Natural gas 21,462 216,767 (90.1%)
Electricity 158,793 505,149 (68.6)%
Transport 17,616 289,853 (93.9%)
Total energy (kWh) 197,871 1,011,769 (80.4%)
Emissions (tCO2e)      
Natural gas 3.9 39.9 (90.2%)
Electricity      
Location based 37.0 129.1 (71.3)%
Market based 28.9 95.2 (69.6)%
Transport 4.1 69.3 (94.1%)
Total SECR emissions1 45.0 238.3 (81.1%)
Intensity metric      
£m turnover 90.9 83.1 9.4%
tCO2e per £m turnover 0.50 2.87 (82.6%)

 

1 Location-based emissions only