Efficiency in working practices to make Grainger a lean business and to minimise environmental impact
The UK property and construction sector has a substantial impact on the environment. Grainger must measure and disclose its environmental performance to become more environmentally efficient.
Over the last three years we have sought to reduce environmental impact and business costs by expanding our carbon reporting. For example in 2009/10, we extended our reporting to include impacts from car travel and energy use in common areas and we will continue to refine these in 2011. Furthermore, next year we will estimate emissions from our residential portfolio, the largest portion of Grainger’s carbon footprint. In 2009/10, despite our efforts to reduce consumption, our office electricity use increased.
Next year we will undertake an internal awareness raising campaign that leverages:
- Our eco-champions network;
- Our lessons learned from consumption reduction initiatives in 2009/10;
- Environmental management system; and
- Monthly office electricity meter readings.