During 2022, our energy consumption totalled 3,140,207 kWh (2021: 3,038,571 kWh), while our greenhouse gas emissions totalled 317 tCO2e (2021: 270 tCO2e). This usage has generated reported intensity ratios for the year of:
- Annual KWh per No. of FTE Employees 2,539 (2021: 2,178)
- Annual tCO2e per No. of FTE Employees 0.26 (2021: 0.19)
The increase in energy consumption and emissions during 2022 was mainly due to the increased levels of business travel during the year, as our colleagues returned to our offices following two years of predominantly working from home. Although business travel has increased from 2021 levels, we are pleased that travel during 2022 was restricted to approximately 30% of pre-pandemic levels. We replaced halogen bulbs with low energy LED bulbs to save energy and we installed sensors in our offices which work by detecting motion or heat, which ensures lighting isn't left on when it's not needed. Energy saving initiatives, such as this have led to a year-on-year reduction in the energy usage and emissions associated with our buildings.
We report our energy consumption using kWh, a standard measure of energy.
tCO2e: Tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent
We report our greenhouse gas emissions using tCO2e, a standard measure of greenhouse gas emissions.