Centrica has today launched a sweeping new sustainability vision, unveiling a raft of green targets designed to support both the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. Published under the banner ‘Responsible Business Ambitions 2030′, the plan features a host of commitments to enhance customer, employee, and community engagement, as well as accelerate the deployment of clean technologies and slash carbon emissions across both its own operations and customers’ properties. Specifically, the plan features a number of climate goals through to 2030 that the company says are aligned with the Paris Agreement, including a target to deliver 7GW of flexible, distributed, and low carbon technologies globally – equivalent to over 10 per cent of current UK peak demand. It also pledges to help customers reduce their emissions by 25 per cent, directly contributing three per cent via Centrica products and services, while supporting indirect emissions savings through “insight and influencing policy”.
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