Mitigating Climate Change
The steps we are taking to reduce our carbon emissions and prepare for the challenges and risks posed by climate change.
25% - reduced Scope 1 and 2 net operational emissions from a 2019/20 baseline
3.9% decrease year on year in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions intensity during 2021 to 2022
85% of the energy we use comes from renewable sources
We've pledged to reach operational net zero carbon emissions by 2030
Ensuring a sustainable water cycle
How we make sure that a sufficient, resilient water supply is available to our customers today, and in the future.
Supply and demand forecasted, keeping customers connected
10k free home water efficiency checks will be carried out each year until 2025
leakage reduction target between 2020 and 2025, saving billions of litres
Install 325k water meters by 2025
Making the most of our resources
Our journey towards zero waste, generating power from biosolids, reducing plastic and cutting waste sent to landfill through innovation and changing consumer behaviour.
145k tonnes (99%) of biosolids recycled to agricultural land
industry will remove equivalent of 4 billion plastic bottles from our businesses
Enhancing our natural environment
As a major land owner, our activities can have a substantial impact on the habitats in our region. We have a significant role to play in protecting and creating a more sustainable environment.
Working with partners to plant 1.3 million trees in our region by 2030
304 hectares remaining to enhance the biodiversity of 5,000 hectares of land by 2027.
1,600km more than our goal of improving 2,100km of waterways by 2025
Environmental standards and assurance
We’re constantly improving our environmental standards and business processes, so we can continue to drive progress across the business and reach our green goals.
of our waste water treatment sites are covered by the ISO 14001 Environmental Management framework
Benchmarking against the best in the industry
Taking care of the environment
Hear from Severn Trent CEO, Liv Garfield, speaking at a recent community roadshow about Get River Positive and what else we’re doing to take care of the environment.
Data correct at time of recording (October 2022).