The Company has a substantial understanding of the impact its day-to-day operations, and the industry of which it is a part, has on the environment and is committed to mitigating its direct impact as well as working as part of the overall floorcoverings industry to reduce the industry’s environmental footprint.
Headlam’s Chief Executive is nominated as the individual who champions environmental performance at Board level, and the Company is committed to pursuing and promoting recycling, energy saving actions and ‘good energy behaviour’ across its business and routinely monitoring and reviewing its energy usage, carbon emissions and energy saving actions to improve environmental performance.
Headlam’s direct impact on the environment arises predominately from transport emissions, with its transport activities accounting for approximately 90% of its total annual energy consumption. Actions being undertaken to reduce its transport related emissions include:
In addition to reducing transport emissions, Headlam is focused on reducing its direct environmental impact through:
Headlam is committed to working as part of the overall floorcoverings industry to reduce the industry’s environmental footprint. Actions and commitments in this area include:
Disclosure and SECR
As a demonstration of its commitment to the highest levels of disclosure and to the measurement and implementation of actions to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions, Headlam has elected to voluntarily comply a year early with the UK government’s new Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (‘SECR’) scheme which applies to financial years starting on or after 1 April 2019, and therefore would not have applied until the Company’s 2020 Annual Report and Accounts. Additionally, during 2019 the Company engaged with an external energy data collation and verification company on a three-year basis to assist in identifying and implementing additional energy saving actions. This same company assisted Headlam with its mandatory Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme 2 (‘ESOS 2’) external audit and assessment completed in the year, with the Company already taking action on some of the energy saving recommendations provided, including in the area of ‘good energy behaviours’.
The detailed SECR Disclosure is given on page 103 of the 2019 Annual Report, and should be read in conjunction with this Environment section.