Global recognition for our climate change data transparency

CDP LogoWe have been recognized as a FTSE 350 leader for the quality of information we provide about our CO2 emissions.

We scored 99 out of a possible 100 for the high quality way that we disclose our carbon emissions and energy data through the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) climate change program.

Our score, which was independently assessed against CDP’s well-respected scoring methodology, means that we have been awarded a position on the UK FTSE 350 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the third year running. Only organizations that score within the top 10% are included in the index.

Stuart Bailey, Group Head of Sustainability and Climate Change, said: “This is a great achievement for National Grid. It demonstrates our transparent approach and the in-depth detail we have provided about our carbon emissions.

“This is the third year running that we have been awarded a position on the CDLI and builds on the success we enjoyed last year. By benchmarking and tracking the amount of carbon dioxide we emit, we can not only monitor progress but also set clear goals for the future”.

Steve Thompson, Climate Change Manager, said: “It is evidence that employees across the company are working hard to deliver on our Climate Positive ambition to facilitate the move to a low-carbon economy and reduce our carbon footprint by 80% by 2050.”

Climate Positive is one of the three environmental sustainability focus areas, as set out in Our Contribution.

Here’s a few of the things we do that contributed to the CDP achievement:

  • By measuring the carbon emissions in our investment decisions, we can make cost savings as well as benefit the environment and society.
  • In the UK we include carbon emissions as part of the scoring mechanism in our tenders for major infrastructure projects. We are also piloting the use of a low carbon alternative to SF6 in our high voltage equipment.
  • In the US we are investing significant amounts in low carbon vehicles and electric charging points. We continue to help communities and customers reduce their energy bills through energy efficiency programs, such as the Community Initiative grant program.

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