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Carbon Management Plan targets

In our Carbon Management Plan we have set a single target for reducing our carbon emissions.

Target reduction Baseline year Deadline

Carbon Management Plan target

20% 2009–10 March 2020

We also set an interim target to help guide our performance towards the main target:

Target reduction Baseline year Deadline Achievement

Carbon Management interim target

15% 2009-10 March 2015 14.2%

Our carbon footprint includes electricity use, direct fuel use (gas and oil), waste, business travel and fleet activity, water use and our Marine operations.  We detail our performance in these areas in our annual report.

These targets apply specifically to the areas where we have the best opportunities to make improvements that can be sustained.  Therefore our measured footprint excludes our Marine Scotland research and surveillance activities.