The company powering Britain is working with suppliers to improve sustainability and lower costs
As the organisation in charge of keeping the UK’s lights on and hot water running, National Grid needs to consider climate change more than most. But the company isn’t shirking its responsibilities – and it’s making sure the contractors in its supply chain aren’t either.
The infrastructure National Grid builds – everything from transformers to electricity pylons and power lines – can make a big difference to the country’s carbon footprint. In 2008, it set a target to reduce its carbon footprint by 45% by 2020 and by 80% by 2050.