We embrace our responsibility for protecting the natural environment and are taking significant steps towards reducing our carbon footprint

The Rank Group will minimise the impact of our operations on the Earth’s natural environment; and where possible promote ‘Green’ behaviours to our customers, suppliers and our employees.

Why this is important

It is important for our customers and our people – many of the people who enjoy our brands or work within the brand teams care passionately about the environment. Because ‘green living’ is important to them, it has to be important to us. By involving our customers and our people in our environmental programme, we build their pride in our brands and forge stronger relationships.

It is important for our investors – we believe that good environmental practice makes good business sense. By cutting out waste and reducing energy consumption we are improving both our environmental performance and our profit performance.

The Group’s total GHG emissions for its operations as at 30 June 2018 were:


               Tonnes of CO2e1          


Tonnes of CO2e2/£m revenue    

Scope 1
Constitutes gas use (plus gas oil use in Belgium), owned transport and fugitive F-gas emissions
16,681 34                                                                        
Scope 2
Comprises electricity generation
21,798 44  
Scope 32
Comprises waste, materials use, flights, electricity transmission and distribution
11,077 22  
Outside of scopes3 
Represents the biogenic proportion of petrol and diesel
28 -  
Total 49,584 100 66.9


1 CO2e is a universal unit of measurement used to indicate the global warming of greenhouse gas expressed in terms of global warming potential of one unit of carbon dioxide.

2 Well-to-tank emissions for fuels (electricity, gas, petrol, diesel, and aviation fuel), which would sit within scope 3, are not included in this report.

3 This is categorised as outside of scopes rather than scope 3 in line with the Defra 2015 emission factor guidance.