We purchase renewable electricity where we can and regularly review electricity sourcing across all markets to identify new opportunities.

We estimate that around 16% of the total electricity we purchase is generated from renewable sources. The table (below) shows the main countries in which we source green electricity and the percentage purchased.


estimated total electricity purchased from renewable sources

(2009: 15%)

Green electricity contracts are usually for a fixed period and may not be available at competitive prices in future. However, it is our intention to increase the percentage of electricity purchased from renewable sources to 20% by 2015.

Green electricity sourcing by country

Country % renewable
UK 70
Italy 57
Switzerland 28
Ireland 26
Austria 20
Germany 19
Norway 17
Peru 15
USA 15
Belgium 14
New Zealand 12
Indonesia 8
Australia 7