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Environmental data

A summary of how The Pensions Regulator is performing against the Greening Government Commitment targets to reduce our environmental impact.

These targets relate to:

  • reducing our greenhouse gas emissions
  • reducing the amount of waste we generate
  • reducing our water consumption
  • ensuring we buy more sustainable and efficient products and engage with our suppliers to understand and reduce the impacts of our supply chain
Area 2009-10 baseline 2015-16 performance 2016-17 performance 2017-18 performance 2018-19 performance  2019-20 performance (%) Change vs baseline (%) Change vs 2018-19
Average annual full-time equivalent (FTE) staffing figure 337 503 532 609 675  709 110% 5%
Energy and emissions CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes
Electricity 677.7 449.4 417.7 363.7 241.6 240.7 -64% 0%
Gas 43.3 39.3 28.6 32.2 90.7 68.9 -59% -24%
Total energy 721.0 488.6 446.3 395.8 332.3 309.6 -57% -7%
Travel CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes
Fleet n/a 11.1 7.1 3.2 4.4 4.3 n/a -3%
Domestic air 16.4 38.4 39.8 35.0 29.1 17.7 8% -39%
Rail 31.6 38.3 35.2 36.0 30.4 29.4 -7% -3%
Taxi n/a 2.2 1.8 2.3 1.2 0.9 n/a -27%
Bus n/a 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a -53%
Total travel 48.0 90.1 83.9 76.5 65.1  52.3  9% -20%
Total emissions CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes CO2e tonnes
Total CO2 769.0 578.8 530.2 472.4 397.4  361.9 -53% -9%
By FTE 2.28 1.15 1.00 0.78 0.59  0.51 -78% -13%
By M2 0.23 0.17 0.16 0.14 0.12 0.11 -53% -9%
Waste Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes
Landfill Waste - whole estate[1] 42.8 56.1 74.1 39.8 33.5  31.6 -26% -6%
Water Cubic metres Cubic metres Cubic metres Cubic metres Cubic metres Cubic metres Cubic metres Cubic metres
Water usage - whole estate 7,540 3,843 4,782 4,248 3,964  3,756 -50% -5%
Water treatment - whole 4,036 3,835  3,570  n/a -7%

[1] reporting for waste now benefits from more granular data covering landfill, EFW and recycling

 

2012-13  2013-14  2014-15  2015-16  2016-17  2017-18[2] 2018-19  2019-20 
Non financial indicators (tCO2e) Scope 1
Gas 47.5 44.7 30.1 39.3 28.6 60.9 90.7 68.9
Scope 2
Electricity 532.7 593.1 532.6 449.4 417.7 363.7 241.6 240.7
Scope 3
Fleet 2.5 4.5 7.3 11.1 7.1 3.2 4.4 4.3
Taxis 1.0 1.7 2.2 2.2 1.8 2.3 1.2 0.9
Domestic air 14.7 23.6 28.5 38.4 39.8 35.0 29.1 17.7
Rail 19.1 36.1 59.9 38.3 35.2 36.0 30.4 29.4
Total scope 3 37.3 65.9 97.9 90.1 83.9 76.5 65.1 52.3
Total emissions 617.5 703.7 660.7 578.7 530.2 501.1 397.4 361.9
Normalised (tCO2e) By FTE 1.63 1.50 1.37 1.15 1.00 0.82 0.59 0.51
By M2 0.18 0.21 0.20 0.17 0.16 0.15 0.12 0.11
Energy (KWh) Scope 1
Gas 256,491 243,732 163,968 210,035 155,230 297,531 492,909 374,977
Scope 2
Electricity 1,021,666 1,093,151 981,598 898,113 1,013,814 946,036 786,354 867,856
Financial indicators (£) Scope 1 and 2
Gas £10,094 £7,706 £6,465 £7,337 £5,485 £8,557 £13,716 £13,314
Electricity £117,256 £141,309 £131,943 £125,318 £133,383 £133,961 £129,652 £141,176
Water £9,016 £14,629 £25,374 £14,233 £17,351 £16,082 £13,872 £14,439
Scope 3
Fleet £4,960 £5,456 £8,905 £14,868 £23,175 £21,797 £23,163 £17,551
Taxis £7,900 £14,641 £18,266 £18,157 £14,725 £13,263 £9,985 £7,451
Domestic air £137,387[3] £244,635[3] £26,970 £20,006 £20,729 £20,317 £16,455 £11,705
Rail £232,112 £235,152 £216,195 £258.071 £230,545 £240,110

[2] figures restated owing to revised information since previous publication

[3] we are unable to adequately disaggregate our contract data for these periods