We are committed to efficient use of energy across our business.
In 2020 our total energy use reduced by 12%, with a 1% reduction in overall energy intensity.
|Our Aspiration||Our 2030 Goal|
|A CO2 net zero business by 20501||50% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 emissions2|
1 Excludes indirect emissions generated by our supply chain, distribution network and employee travel.
2 Reduction targets shown are compared to a 2015 baseline.
Our current energy use
During 2020 we focused on driving energy efficiency improvements within our operations through process efficiency. Sites continued converting fluorescent and high-energy intensity lighting to LED lighting. Furnace melt efficiency and heat containment within our kilns, furnaces and ovens also improved. Overall, these projects have not only provided an increase in energy efficiency but have also led to enhanced safety and a lower environmental impact.
Furthermore, instead of relying on master metering systems, we invested in and installed additional energy meters. This approach allows us to monitor individual buildings and energy intensive equipment in order to identify efficiency improvements, target energy use reductions and identify retrofitting opportunities.
Streamlined energy and carbon reporting (UK)
We comply with the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) requirements. We also support the recommendations of the Financial Stability Boards Taskforce on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and will be taking action to implement these. The table below represents our energy use and associated GHG emissions from fuel and electricity in the UK for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 reporting years, in compliance with the mandatory reporting requirements by the UK Government’s Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) policy.
The scope of this data includes six manufacturing sites and two non-manufacturing sites based in the UK. In 2020, the UK accounted for 4% of our global total Scope 1 and 2 emissions, as outlined in our mandatory GHG reporting. Our absolute GHG emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) for our UK operations were down by 22% compared to 2018 levels and 11% compared to 2019 levels.
Greenhouse gas emissions
Morgan’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), are mostly generated by the combustion of fossil fuels at various stages of our manufacturing processes. We track these using a reporting methodology based on the internationally recognised Greenhouse Gas Protocol. This stipulates the source for the global warming potential (GWP) rates that we use to convert non-carbon dioxide emissions into the standard measure of carbon accounting, i.e. carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).
Ongoing modernisation and optimisation initiatives are helping to further reduce our carbon footprint. We are pleased to report that our absolute GHG emissions (~Scopes 1 and 2) are down by 22% compared to 2018 levels and 15% compared to 2019 levels. The composition of our carbon footprint is shown in the table below.