Energy reduction targets
Following our Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Phase 2 audit in the UK and latest CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) report, Micro Focus has implemented targets and recommendations to reduce energy consumption and increase the use of renewable energy. These have played a part in shaping the Procurement Policy for all our energy contract renewals at our sites around the world.
In 2020, Micro Focus achieved its internal target of a 2% reduction in emissions and is working towards a 2% - 5% reduction target by the end of 2021, compared to its baseline data from 2018. Alongside this, we are exploring a Science Based Target objective to further support our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
Micro Focus continues to renew energy contracts with suppliers who provide higher ratios of renewable or cleaner energy, which is directly in line with our energy sourcing policy. Over the last couple of years, we have increased the percentage of energy used that comes from renewable sources. Today, 40% of our energy comes from renewable sources globally and our ambition is to reach 50% by the end of 2021.
For more information please visit the Corporate Social Responsibility section of our Annual Report and Accounts 2019.