Protecting the environment by reducing our direct impact
We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. In addition to measuring and taking tangible steps to minimise our own carbon footprint, we are leading the way to a low carbon world through the £54 million Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) initiative.
More than 12,000 electricity customers are taking part in the project which involves the trialling of innovative smart grid solutions technology on our network and new commercial arrangements to encourage customers to be flexible about when and how they use energy. The project will help Northern Powergrid and other UK Distribution Network Operators find cost-effective ways to manage the introduction of low carbon technologies, whilst ensuring customers continue to receive a safe, secure and affordable supply of electricity, both now and in the low carbon future. To read more about the CLNR project, click here.
All levels of management are responsible for integrating environmental management programmes into business processes in order to measure and improve environmental performance.
All employees are responsible and accountable for understanding and incorporating environmental compliance requirements into their daily work activities with the obligation to bring issues and concerns forward for resolution.
We will responsibly use natural resources and pursue increased efficiencies that reduce waste and emissions at their source.
We will develop sustainable operations and implement environmental projects designed to leave a clean, healthy environment for our children and future generations.
We will respect our natural resources and take care in balancing the needs of customers with our obligation to future generations.
We will seek opportunities to preserve, restore, protect and improve our natural surroundings.
We will set challenging goals and assess our ability to continually improve our environmental performance. Through the strategic management of our assets, we will improve the environment and contribute to our business success.
We will perform audits to evaluate our environmental compliance and use the results to improve our operations and their impact on the environment.
We will foster open dialogue and informed decision-making through communication of environmental information with management, employees and the public.
We will work with governments and others in creating responsible environmental laws and regulations reflective of sound public policy.
We will provide the training necessary for our employees to perform their environmental responsibilities.
We will encourage and provide opportunities for employees to learn more about the environment and foster an atmosphere of creating cost-effective solutions that go beyond compliance.
Click here to view some of our environmental case studies or here to watch a video about vegetation management and to read our environmental policy statement.