A carbon footprint is the measure of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an activity. It can be calculated for a product, service, person or even a country, and is used to understand the impact that human activity is having on the earth’s climate. The standard unit of measurement for a carbon footprint is carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).
Our 2017 carbon footprint
We take full responsibility for our products from generation of raw materials to end of life. Being aware of the footprint of everything we use and do means we continually focus on minimising the environmental impact of every aspect of our business. It’s a continuous challenge to ensure we are balancing every decision on ethics and overall planetary cost, and therefore essential that we measure our business through a triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.
Therefore, the first business performance indicator that we report is our CO2 emissions per litre produced. Our footprint is independently measured and reported in detail by global experts Anthesis.
In 2017 we reduced our carbon emissions per litre by 8% *versus 2016 to 398 g CO2e emission per L produced, this represents an overall reduction in carbon emissions of 50% per litre since 2010.
Our total footprint for all our products, office and people movements in the year totalled 5,712 tonnes of CO2e.
We remain the first and only water brand to have achieved the independent British Standard Institute’s carbon neutrality standard, PAS 2060.