We worked hard to reduce the day-to-day environmental impact of our operations in 2015/16, while also positioning gas as a clean and sustainable fuel for the future.
We were comfortably ahead of target for the volume of gas lost to the atmosphere through leaks – reducing the build-up of harmful greenhouse gases.
In 2014/15 we commissioned an outside specialist to carry out an environmental audit of our business. The audits were completed in 2015 and we’ve been busy implementing the recommendations where practical as part of our office and depot refurbishment programme, such as using LED lights in our buildings.
We connected a further eight biomethane sites to our network in 2015/16 (making it nine in total) allowing producers to earn money by injecting gas straight into the grid.
And we helped to shine the national spotlight on gas as a fuel for the future, through some eye-catching pilot projects.
Unfortunately, we used significantly more virgin aggregate to fill in holes in 2015/16 than the previous year, and the amount of spoil sent to landfill was behind target too. We’ll continue to reduce waste by digging fewer and smaller holes, and by working with our contractors to make work sites even greener.
Outputs – a detailed look
This table takes a detailed look at our environmental performance in 2015/16. Simply click the plus arrow to read a brief commentary on what the statistic means, and how we did.