As a leading food service business, we focus on where we can have the biggest positive impact on the global food system and the environment.
We are cutting waste in our restaurants by improving how we order and store food, making use of every bit of an ingredient in the kitchen, and repurposing food into new dishes where possible. We challenge our teams to plan, forecast and purchase effectively to prevent wastage.
|Global GHG Emissions for the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019||Unit||2018-
2019 Current reporting year
|Combustion of fuel & operation of facilities (Scope 1)||Tonnes (t) CO2e||174,627||129,516|
Electricity, heat, steam and cooling purchased for own use
(Scope 2 – location based)
|Total Scope 1+2||tCO2e
|Emissions intensity per £M revenue||tCO2e/£M
Compass Group's disclosure in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic and Directors's reports) Regulations 2013 is stated in the table above.
This year, we conducted a thorough review of our Scope 1 and 2 carbonfootprint following our commitment to set best-in-class science-based carbon reduction targets aligned to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) criteria. Over 2019, we increased the number of countries reporting on their emissions from 20 to 25 and expanded the number and type of sites reporting greenhouse gas emissions to more closely reflect our operations. Our 2019 data includes all head and regional offices as well as warehouses, central processing kitchens and laundries within the reporting countries. These sites were previously out of scope and typically have higher carbon emissions than offices (the only site type previously reported) meaning that our emissions from 2018 and 2019 are not on a like-for-like basis.
In 2019, we increased the scope and changed the data collection and estimation methodology of reporting.
In the majority of our locations where we are not directly responsible for the procurement of utilities, equipment, fuel etc, we are working closely with our clients to consider how best to improve the environmental performance of our operations.
We use a web based reporting system which provides a ‘one stop shop’ for countries to report progress against their non-financial KPIs, including environmental performance. The benefits to our business of deploying such a system include improving accuracy of data, and the ability to track our progress against targets.
Data verification - As in previous years, we have engaged our environmental partners Eco Act Ltd, to provide limited verification of our 2018-2019 GHG emissions-related data, calculation and greenhouse assertion, using the relevant requirements of the ISO 14064-3:2006 standard. View our GHG verification statement here.