Environment

We are committed to reducing the environmental impacts of our operations, recognising that greater environmental efficiency can also make good business sense too. Several SSP offices and service centres have been certified under the ISO14001 environmental management standard for several years now, and as result, already set ongoing environmental performance improvement targets in key areas such as energy and waste reduction.

In the majority of our locations we do not purchase utilities or services ourselves. In these locations, we continue to work closely with our clients to find efficiencies, which meet our shared objectives.


A copy of our complete Environmental Policy can be found here

Global GHG emissions data

Tonnes of
CO2e
Percentage of
carbon footprint
2014/5
Scope 1 emissions
Combustion of fuel and operation of facilities
6,572 8% 11,026
Scope 2 emissions
Electricity, heat, steam and cooling purchased for own use
76,069 92% 62,052
Total 82,641 100% 73,078
Intensity measurement
Total emissions reported above normalised per £ of turnover 45.09 grams/£ 40.0 grams/£

Scope and methodology

We have reported on all of the emission sources required under the Companies Act 2006 (strategic report and Directors’ report) Regulations 2013. These sources fall within our consolidated financial statements. This data covers the continuing activities undertaken by our retailing operations worldwide. The report does not include a year-on-year comparison, as this is our first annual report as a listed company.

The methodology applied to data gathering and analysis is consistent with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and the DEFRA Environmental Reporting Guidelines, including mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting guidance. A full documentation of the methodology used, including collection of data from worldwide operations, exclusions of any non-material emission sources, emission factors used and assumptions made is available upon request.