Environmental data

Travel

Travel Unit 2013 2016 2017 2018
Carbon associated with all modes of business travel (Notes 1,2,3 and 4) tonnes      4,885 4,363 3,569 7,316
Business travel carbon per policy kg 0.48 0.39 0.32 0.64
Business travel carbon per employee kg 579.89 579.72 481.26 834.72
UK Car based business mileage (4) miles 6,397,657 4,670,765 3,653,194 7,696,665.82
 UK Car based business miles per policy miles  0.72 0.48  0.37 0.37
UK Car based business miles per employee miles 865 681 546 965.22
International car based business mileage miles 859,423 744,864 130,036 113,291
International car based business miles per policy miles 0.66 0.53 0.10 0.08
International car based business miles per employee miles 834 1,122 179 143
Average CO2 rating of Company cars g/km 121 109 107 143
Footnotes          
1. Employee business travel includes air, road , rail.    
2. Includes employee sustainable travel initiatives at Legal & General's Hove office e.g. park & ride Big Lemon buses and staff travel bus from Surrey.    
3. Includes all travel in UK as well as employee travel from US Maryland office    
4. There is a signicant increase in carbon associated with business travel as a result of the inclusion of our new construction businesses    

Carbon Dioxide (tCO2e)

 

Carbon Dioxide (tCO2e) Unit 2013 2016 2017 2018
Total Carbon (Notes 1 and 6) tCO2e 38,420 50,381 44,697 48,744
Scope 1 (Note 2) tCO2e 5,018 8,520 8,655 12,447
Scope 2 Total (Location based) (Note 3) tCO2e 28,517 37,498 32,573 28,982
Scope 2 (market based) (Notes 4 and 7) tCO2e 8,397 5,530 1,489 5,035
Scope 3 - Business travel (Note 5) tCO2e 4,885 4,363 3,469 7,316
Carbon emissions per policy kgs 3.79 4.55 4.02 6.41
Carbon emissions per employee tonnes 4.56 6.69 6.03 5.56
           
2018 Carbon Dioxide (tCO2e) Unit Scope 1 Scope 2 Location Scope 2 Market
UK Occupied offices tCO2e 691.86 3,647.31 586
International Occupied Offices (Note 8) tCO2e 7.46 648.15 648.15
Cala tCO2e 3,471 3,152.89 3,152.89
Legal & General Homes - Communities tCO2e 96.54 33.36 33.36
Legal & General Homes - Modular tCO2e 404.10 376.77 376.77
Real Assets tCO2e 7,776.14 20,885.58 0.00
Inspired Villages tCO2e n/a 237.78 237.78
         
Footnotes          
1. Emissions are calculated using The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. Emission Factors are from the UK Government Emissions Conversion Factors for Greenhouse Gas Company reporting (BEIS 2018).   

 

2 Scope 1: Emissions from fuel combustion in L&G occupied offices & construction sites i.e. gas for heating, cooling and cooking, ODS losses    
3 Scope 2 Location: Emissions from total electricty using average grid emissions factors (UK Government Emissions Conversion Factors for Greenhouse Gas Company reporting (BEIS 2018).    
4 Scope 2 Market: Emissions from total electricity using supplier specific emissions factors e.g. renewable tariffs.    
5 Scope 3: Employee business travel (air, road, rail)  
6 Total carbon is calculated using scope 2 location based.  
7 Renewable Guarantees of Origin certificates are held for purchased renewable energy i.e. Scope 2 Market.    
8 International office is US Maryland office only.    

 

Energy

 

Energy used by L&G occupied offices Unit 2013 2016 2017 2018
UK Electricity MWh 20,755 18,063 15,954 12,885
UK Gas MWh 6,930 5,866 4,774 3,647
Total UK Energy use 1 MWh 27,685 23,929 20,728 16,532
Energy per UK employee MWh 3.74 3.49 3.10 2.29
Energy per UK policy MWh 3.13 2.47 2.11 1.65
International Electricity MWh 3,060 2,923 2,607 2,722
International Gas MWh 428 358 46 41
Total International Energy use 2 MWh 3,489 3,312 2,654 2,763
Energy per international employee MWh 3.39 4.99 3.64 3.50
Energy per international policy KWh 2.69 2.36 2.03 2.00
     
1 Includes all UK Occupied Offices operational for a minimum of one quarter within the reporting year, excluding our new construction businesses offices.  Excludes investment properties where Legal & General has no operational control.  
2 International only covers Maryland, US office    

Waste

Waste Unit 2013 2016 2017 2018
UK Occupied offices waste (Note 1) tonnes 950 925 952 765
UK Occupied offices waste per policy grams 94 83.53 97.00 76.27
UK Occupied offices waste per employee tonnes 0.13 0.13 0.14 0.10
UK Occupied waste Direct to landfill % 16.5% 4.3% 3.0% 6.4%
Construction waste (Note 2) tonnes n/a 66.4 438.2       14,077
US waste tonnes 81 70 49 49
Total Group Waste tonnes 1031 1062 1439 14,891
Total waste per policy (Note 3) grams 101.63 95.84 129.42 1304.99
Total waste per employee tonnes 0.12 0.14 0.13 1.70
           
Footnotes      
1. Occupied Offices includes all UK office locations where L&G staff are operational, including those offices which were operational for a minimum of one quarter within the reporting year. It excludes occupied offices from our construction businesses.  
2 Construction waste includes construction-based office data.  
3. Total waste per policy has risen significantly as a result of our new construction businesses which generated 14,077 tonnes of waste which represents 95% of our total Group waste.  

 

Water consumed in occupied offices

Water Consumed in Occupied Offices Unit 2013 2016 2017 2018
Water consumed CuM  64,486.00  49,183.00  43,548.50  39,524.43
Water per employee CuM 7.66 6.54 5.87 4.51
Water per policy CuM 6.36 4.44 3.92 3.46
           
Footnote          
Excludes occupied offices from construction businesses    

Paper usage

Paper Unit 2013 2016 2017 2018
UK paper purchased tonnes 3,201 2,939 2,250 2,014
Paper purchased per UK policy kgs 0.36 0.30 0.23 0.20
Paper purchased per UK employee kgs 432.92 428.30 336.47 252.57
International paper purchased 1 tonnes 88.25 95.89 73.71 66.40
Paper purchased per international policy kgs 0.06 0.07 0.06 0.05
Paper purchased per international employee kgs 85.68 144.41 101.25 84.05
     
1 International only covers Maryland, US office    

 

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