What is it and why do we measure it?
Water companies invest millions of pounds every year in improving and building new assets, we call this our capital investment programme. This programme makes sure we’ve got enough drinking water and we can take away and treat all the wastewater. We also own a lot of land in Yorkshire.
This performance commitment measures the drop in carbon emissions from the delivery of our capital investment programme and the carbon emissions that come from land we own. It’s a whole-AMP measure which covers the 2020-25 period, and we compare it to our performance in 2020-21.
To give you a measure of our progress, we’ve broken up the whole-AMP target into yearly targets and we report our progress in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
How are we doing?
We're currently not on track to achieve our year-end target.
This is because some of our projects started later than planned. We're still looking for opportunities to reduce capital carbon emissions through building less, using low-carbon materials and adopting new construction technologies. These areas of focus will bring us back to target by year-end.