Environmental data

Biodiversity

Biodiversity Unit 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No. of occupied sites with biodiversity action plan No. 2 2 3 3 1

Travel

Travel Unit 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Carbon associated with all modes of business travel tonnes 4885 4,567 3,747 4,363 3,569
UK Car based business mileage miles  6,397,657 5,676,115 5,032,220 4,670,765 3,653,194
UK Car based business miles per policy miles  0.72 0.61 0.54 0.48 0.37
UK Car based business miles per employee miles  865 786 652 681 546
Average CO2 rating of UK fleet vehicles g/km  121 115 112 109 tbc
International car based business mileage miles  859,423 1,144,207 1,061,981 744,864 130,036
International car based business miles per policy miles  0.66 0.88 0.75 0.53 0.10
International car based business miles per employee miles  834 1,135 1,166 1,122 179
* Includes business travel in our overseas businesses in America 

Carbon Dioxide (tCO2e)

Carbon Dioxide (tCO2e) Unit 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Scope 1 tCO2e  5,018.28 4,238 7,825 8,519.92 8,655.05
Scope 2 Total tCO2e 28,517 29,231 42,590 37,498 32,573
Scope 2 from a renewable tarrif tCO2e 21,002 21,227 38,219 32,884 30,392
Scope 3 - Business travel tCO2e 4,885 4,567 3,747 4,363 3,469
Scope 1,2 & 3 (business travel) tCO2e 38,420 38,036 54,162 50,381 44,697
Carbon emissions per policy kgs 3.79 3.57 5.03 4.55 4.02
Carbon emissions per employee tonnes 4.56 4.62 6.28 6.69 6.03
 
Please note
The scope of CO2e emissions data increased in 2015 beyond the CRC requirements to include all Real Asset Investments as well as our new new construction businesses namely L&G Homes Modular & Communities. 
CO2e is calculated following the GHG reporting protocol and emission factors from UK Government’s GHG Conversion Factors
100% of directly procured electricity for our UK  occupied property and Real Asset Investments is under a renewable energy tariff

Energy used by L&G occupied offices

Energy used by L&G occupied offices Unit 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Electricity KWh  64,780,086 60,265,622 88,391,718 90,433,379 92,653,604
Gas  KWh  27,267,354 22,912,223 40,607,461 44,943,309 42,559,759
Total Energy use KWh  92,047,439 83,177,845 128,999,179 135,376,688 135,213,363
Electricity (UK) KWh  20,755 19,211 18,980 18,063 15,953.66
Gas (UK) KWh  6,930 6,100 5,929 5,866 4,774
Total UK energy use KWh  27,685 25,311 24,909 23,929 20,728
Energy per UK employee KWh  3.74 3.50 3.23 3.49 3.10
Energy per UK policy KWh  3.13 2.72 2.66 2.47 2.11
Electricity (International) KWh  3,060 3,359 3,299 2,923 2,607
Gas (International) KWh  428 473 450 358 46
Total International energy use KWh  3,489 3,832 3,749 3,312 2,654
Energy use per overseas employee KWh  3.39 3.80 4.12 4.99 3.64
Energy use per overseas policy KWh  2.69 2.80 2.65 2.36 2.03
 
The scope of energy data increased in 2015 beyond the CRC requirements to include all energy L&G procure for all Real Asset Investments 
100% of directly procured electricity for our UK  occupied property and Real Asset Investments is under a renewable energy tariff

Paper

Paper  Unit 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
UK paper purchased tonnes 2,768 3,201 2,801 3,183 2,939 2,250
Paper purchased per UK policy kgs 0.38 0.36 0.30 0.34 0.30 0.23
Paper purchased per UK employee kgs 374.05 432.92 387.84 412.36 428.30 336.47
Overseas paper purchased tonnes n/a 88.25 54.00 104.00 95.89 73.71
Paper purchased per overseas policy kgs n/a 0.06 0.04 0.07 0.07 0.06
Paper purchased per overseas employee kgs n/a 85.68 53.57 114.16 144.41 101.25

Waste

Waste Unit 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total waste tonnes  1030.94 990.6 1010.79 1,062 1,439
Total waste per policy grams  102 92.91 93.79 95.84 129.42
Total waste per employee tonnes  0.12 0.12 0.12 0.14 0.19
Total UK waste tonnes  949.57 898.81 920.72 991 1,390
Total waste per UK policy grams  107 96.73 98.33 102.49 141.61
Total waste per UK employee tonnes  0.13 0.12 0.12 0.14 0.21
Direct to landfill (UK) 16.5% 13.0% 6.3% 4.0% 2.1%
Waste to landfill per UK employee  kgs  23.0 16.1 7.5 4.1 4.5
Waste to landfill per UK policy grams  16.7 12.5 6.2 5.8 3.0
Total International waste tonnes  81.37 91.8 92.2 70.4 49.3
Total waste per International policy grams  62.85 70.20 65.24 50.10 37.75
Total waste per International employee tonnes  0.08 0.08 0.10 0.11 0.07
 
Please note
Our scope has increased to include our new construction businesses namely L&G Homes Modular & Communities. Which has had a resultant impact on our waste figures

Water consumed in occupied offices

Water consumed in occupied offices Unit 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Water consumed CuM   64,486.00  58,302.00  54,486.00  49,183.00  43,548.50
Water per employee CuM  7.66 7.08 6.31 6.54 5.87
Water per policy CuM   6.36 5.47 5.06 4.44 3.92
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