We embrace our responsibility for protecting the natural environment and, since 2007, have taken 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.
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 prime objective of our environmental programme is to reduce energy consumption, which currently accounts for roughly 90% of the Group's carbon footprint. Our secondary target is to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by improving our ability to recycle.
Our approach has been to identify the areas of greatest opportunity, to challenge our team members and our suppliers to deliver solutions and to monitor our performance closely. Highlights from 2010 included: