ASDA’S CARBON FOOTPRINT 2008 Asda’s Carbon Footprint 2008 Following on from our 2007 carbon footprint we have updated the numbers to reﬂect our emissions for 2008. It is our intention to update and compare this footprint every calendar year. Our current carbon footprint is 1.26 million tonnes (CO2) which represents a 2% absolute reduction from the previous year. This has been calculated using Defra’s October 2009 emission factors (the current recommended good practice): 2008 EMISSIONS 2007 EMISSIONS Change since 2007 Carbon intensity 74.72 tCO2e/£m 83.09 tCO2e/£m -10.1% Total Direct Carbon Footprint 1.258 mtCO2e 1.284 mtCO2e -2.0% Carbon intensity is measured in tonnes CO2 equivalent per million pounds sales or tCO2e/£m mtCO2e = million tonnes CO2 equivalent In 2008 we had a particular focus on those key areas which would reduce our carbon emissions most eﬀectively, namely energy eﬃciency, refrigerant gas leak reductions and diverting waste from landﬁll. We have achieved very real reductions and the ﬁgures can be seen in the table below: 2008 emissions 2007 emissions Change since (tCO2e) (tCO2e) 2007 Refrigerants 192, 623 227,162 -15.2% Electricity 778, 230 785, 875 -1.0% Waste to landﬁll 30, 175 32, 772 -7.9% tCO2e = tonnes CO2 equivalent ASDA’S CARBON FOOTPRINT 2008 87% of our emissions are from our energy usage (mainly electricity) and refrigerant gas usage: tCO2eq by activity Site energy and Transport of Employee activity goods business travel 87% 12% 1% This year we have experienced an increase in the emissions from home deliveries. These increases can be partly explained by improvements in the accuracy of the data provided compared with 2007, however this does also represent a signiﬁcant increase in the number of home deliveries we make. As each van delivers to multiple homes this increase in home deliveries actually represents a lowering of overall UK emissions as each delivery takes customer cars oﬀ the roads. We are also continuing to maximise this beneﬁcial impact by increasing the ﬁll of these vans.