Waste and recycling

Waste and recycling (tonnes)

Overall, energy consumption has increased within the operational estate. This is as a result of a growing presence across our operating regions and improved data capture processes.

During 2015, energy improvement audits were conducted at all our major UK sites. The recommendations have been integrated into plans for implementation in 2016 and into 2017. Energy audits have been planned at our largest energy consuming sites in all regions and energy and carbon reduction targets are being established.

Within the investment portfolio there has been an overall reduction in energy consumed. In properties held consistently for two years, energy consumption has reduced by three per cent as a result of energy reduction projects and engagement programmes.

Reporting period: 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015
Units: Tonnes

2015 2014 2013
UK occupied 1,110 1,078 989
– % diverted from landfill 99.96% 99.80% 83.42%
Tonnes CO2e derived from waste (Scope 3) 23.30 23.21 50
US occupied 786 882 765
– % diverted from landfill 34% 32.66% 26.84%
Tonnes CO2e derived from waste (Scope 3) 53.67 178 116
Total occupied 1,895 1,960 1,754
– % diverted from landfill 73% 69.59% 58.74%
Tonnes CO2e derived from waste (Scope 3) 77 201 166
Total investment 10,843 11,540 11,825
– % diverted from landfill 93.30% 92.61% 85.06%
Tonnes CO2e derived from waste (Scope 3) 244 387 563