Next stop, net zero 2030
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges for humanity. That’s why we’re totally committed to transforming the way we create and use energy – to help protect our world and water supply for future generations.
For us, the next stop is net zero. We aim for our operations to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. That’s 20 years ahead of the UK Government’s target.
But we won’t stop there. By 2040, we want to go beyond net-zero and become a carbon negative business.
From cutting our carbon emissions to generating our own electricity, powering your homes to planting more trees, we won’t stand still until we reach our aim.
Our plans in action
It’s easy to state an ambitious aim, but what are we doing, right now, to make it happen?
- Reducing the use of fossil fuels - we’re replacing fossil fuels with biogas at all our major sewage works.
- Harnessing solar power - we can already generate up to 12GWh of solar energy and plan to double this by 2025.
- Recovering heat from sewage - we’re creating England's first sewage-powered domestic heating scheme.
- Trialling electric vehicles - we’re changing our fleet to electric vehicles to cut emissions and help us all breathe cleaner air.
- Improving energy efficiency - we’re continually upgrading our processes to reduce the energy they use.
- Building a sustainable supply chain - we look at how our supply chain reduces their carbon footprint to help us reduce ours.
- Unlocking our resources - we help farmers use biosolids instead of manmade fertilisers to save resources and avoid emissions.
Download our net zero journey
To net zero and beyond – see our full plan as we get into the detail and set out our timeline for when we’ll deliver.