We are committed to reducing carbon emissions and the adverse affect of it on climate change.
Energy data continues to be captured and consolidated centrally. However, due to changes in our investment profile we have had to revise our boundary criteria for reporting purposes. The boundary criteria includes all UK projects where John Laing provide operational management.
The absolute carbon footprint associated with John Laing projects for the period July 2012 to June 2013 was 144,851 tonnes of CO2e.
The carbon footprint for John Laing business travel and commuting over the same period was 1008.1 tonnes CO2e, this compared with 805.8 tonnes of CO2e over the preceding 12 month period. Although this is an increase, the CO2e emissions for road travel has decreased from 217.3 tonnes to 116.4 tonnes.
Energy use at our head office, No. 1 Kingsway, is monitored and staff are encouraged to save energy by turning off lights and work stations when not required.
These simple but effective measures have resulted in energy savings and associated reductions in CO2 emissions.
The use of video conferencing has also had a dramatic effect on reducing business travel and associated Green House Gas emissions.
John Laing continues to participate in The Carbon Disclosure Project.
A significant amount of work has been done to quantify our carbon footprint which includes the emissions from our investment in infrastructure projects.
John Laing is an investor in the Renewable Energy Sector.