CO2e emissions from production

Emissions of CO2e per tonne of product were broadly flat, but there were notable variances across the product lines. Concrete, aggregates and asphalt all fell on a per tonne of product basis, concrete by nearly 12 per cent, but there was a six per cent rise in cement where the bulk of our CO2e emissions arise. This resulted mainly from a drop in the alternative fuels used (see the section on waste as fuel) to heat the limestone and shale mix to produce clinker, which resulted in more coal being burned.

CO2e emissions from production
CO2e emissions from production
2010 (baseline)
2014
2015
2016
% change since 2010
% change since 2015
Kilogrammes of CO2e per tonne of product

44.80

52.60

50.65

51.01

13.9%

0.7%

Tonnes of CO2e from production

1,751,295

2,166,944

2,171,6192,194,227

25%

1.0%

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Data corrections for 2014 and 2015 due to improvements in reporting integrity.
Note: All data is scope 1 and 2 emissions using published DEFRA or EUETS 2016 emissions factors.
When normalised against production changes at business line level, the 2016 performance is 43.92 kg CO2e/tonne against a 2010 baseline of 43.19kg CO2e/tonne, showing an increase of 1.7%.

Target: 10 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 based on 2010 baseline