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Environment

De La Rue works hard to minimise the impact of our activities, products and services on the environment. All of our supply chain manufacturing sites have achieved ISO14001 accreditation for their environmental management system.

Examples of some of our recent environmental achievements are:

  • A 'War on Waste' initiative at our supply chain sites to improve resource efficiency, reduce the amount of solid waste produced and evaluate alternative waste management options
  • Successful trials of a new effluent treatment process at our Gateshead site
  • The introduction of an energy management programme to reduce energy consumption and cost

We measure our environmental performance using the following:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  •     2015  2014 
    Type of emissions Activity tCO2 % of total  tCO2e % of total % change 
    Direct (scope 1) Natural gas  38,375  37 37,505 35  2
      Other fuels  983  1 1,048 1  (6)
      Process emissions  35  0 34 0  3
      Fugitive emissions  235  0 234 0  0
      Owned vehicles  240  0 75 0  221
      Subtotal  39,868  38 38,896 36  2
    Indirect (scope 2) Electricity  37,532  35 40,177 37  (7)
      Subtotal  37,532  35 40,177 37  (7)
    Indirect other (scope 3) Rail travel  2  0 2 0  0
      Air travel  5,307  5 8,803 8  (40)
      Non-owned vehicles  500  0 271 0  85
      Water  1,900  2 1,956 2  (3)
      WTT all scopes1  20,826  20 18,403 17  13
      Subtotal  28,535  27 29,434 27  (3)
    Total gross emissions (tCO2e)    105,935     108,507  (2)
    Renewable electricity (tCO2e)    (8)     (19)  (58)
    Electricity exported to grid (tCO2e)    (1,164)     (891)  31
    Total net emissions (tCO2e)     104,763     107,597  (3)
               
    Intensity metric    2015    2014    % change
    Total gross emissions (tCO2e)    105,935    108,507  (2)
    Total net emissions (tCO2e)    104,763    107,597  (3)
    Revenue (£m)    472    513  (8)
    Tonnes of gross CO2e per £m    224    211  6
    Tonnes of net CO2e per £m    222    209  6

    Notes
    1Standard 'well to tank' carbon calculation

     

  • Recycled and recovered solid waste as a percentage of solid waste
  • Recycled waste graph