Our sustainable
business roadmap

What we’re doing today, tomorrow and in the coming years to help Britain achieve Net Zero.

Here’s how our story is unfolding

In 2020, we made a commitment to help Britain achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050 and limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 1.5°C.

We started with the changes we need to make ourselves, taking action across our organisation to make sure the electricity we generate, and supply, is lower in carbon than ever before.

But it’s not just about what we do. It’s about how we do it.

Low-carbon electricity

We’re enabling investment in 15GW of wind, nuclear and solar capacity by 2035.

We’re taking carbon out of the energy mix

The power sector is responsible for around 12% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Yet generating and supplying low carbon electricity is one of the main ways we will be able to significantly cut emissions from buildings, transport and industry, and help Britain achieve Net Zero.

 

Sustainable living

By 2035 we aim to help our household customers reduce their collective emissions by the equivalent of more than 70% of that arising from their 2019 electricity and gas use.

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We’re helping households switch to low carbon lifestyles through smart, innovative solutions

Today, around a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy we use in our homes and to power our cars. So, to help Britain achieve Net Zero, we need to do everything we can to make it easy for our household customers to reduce their carbon footprints – at home and on the road.

  

Sustainable working

By 2035, we aim to help our business customers reduce their combined emissions by >80% of their 2019 electricity footprint.

We’re empowering our business customers to switch to low carbon growth

Some of the biggest contributions to slowing climate change lie in the plant rooms, offices and shop floors in which we all work. In fact, around 75% of UK territorial GHG emissions are related to business activity.

 

Responsible business

We’re transforming our business in a way that is fair for people and positive for the environment.

We’re transforming our business in a way that is fair for people and positive for the environment

Our three key commitments:

  • We’re demonstrating real progress towards a positive environmental contribution by reducing our carbon emissions, waste, water use and effect on biodiversity
  • We’re creating a great workplace for our people by supporting their health and safety, diversity and inclusion, and skills development in a just way
  • We’re making a positive social contribution by supporting vulnerable customers, local economies and communities, and the STEM skills of tomorrow’s energy innovators

 

The steps we’ll take on the road to Net Zero 2050

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Our plan for a green recovery

With the right policies in place, we plan to enable investment in low carbon technologies in the UK worth over £50bn by 2035. This amounts to 12GW of wind, solar and nuclear power – meeting one fifth of UK demand.

Find out more about our plan for a green recovery.