Environmental data

Paper & Biodiversity

Unit

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

UK paper purchased

tonnes

2,809

2,768

3,201

2,801

3,183

Paper purchased per UK policy

kgs

0.41

0.38

0.36

0.30

0.34

Paper purchased per UK employee

kgs

383.59

374.05

432.92

387.84

412.36

Overseas paper purchased

tonnes

n/a

n/a

88.25

54.00

104.00

Paper purchased per overseas employee

kgs

n/a

n/a

85.68

53.57

114.16

No. of occupied sites with biodiversity action plan

No.

2

2

2

2

3

Whilst our total paper consumption increased in 2015 when compared to 2014 it is still lower than our baseline year of 2013, whilst including for the first time 12 months of data from our Cofunds business.

In addition we have grown our successful direct marketing campaigns, principally our ‘Over 50’s Life Assurance’, including sponsoring affinity marketing mailings.

Travel

Unit

2011/12

2012/13

2013

2014

2015

UK Car based business mileage

miles

6,737,381

6,409,907

6,397,657

5,676,115

5,032,220

UK Car based business miles per policy

miles

0.87

0.84

0.72

0.61

0.54

UK Car based business miles per employee

miles

n/a

n/a

865

786

652

Average CO2 rating of UK fleet vehicles

g/km

134

123

121

115

112

Overseas car based business mileage

miles

566,693

1,573,607

859,423

1,144,207

1,061,981

Overseas car based business miles per policy

miles

n/a

n/a

0.66

0.88

0.75

Overseas car based business miles per employee

miles

700

1,560

834

1,135

1,166

Water

Unit

2011/12

2012/13

2013

2014

2015

1

Metered and estimated water from UK and International occupied buildings.

2

Grey water is only used at our Hove office.

Metered1

CuM

58,901

50,506

53,602

51,917

45,311

Estimated total (metered+estimated)1

CuM

63,590

54,556

64,486

58,302

54,486

Total water (metered+estimated) per employee

CuM

8.68

6.91

7.66

6.16

6.31

Water Recycled and Reuse2

m3

n/a

n/a

1,362

1,446

1,102

Carbon Dioxide (CO2e)

Unit

2011/12

2012/13

2013

2014

2015

1

Total CO2e emissions data is based on the scope of Legal & General's UK CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme disclosed emissions, Overseas property emissions and UK travel emissions. Calculated following the GHG reporting protocol (2014) and emission factors from UK Government’s GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting 2014. Please note that CO2 equivalent is used from 2013 onwards and the 2013 data has been restated. The overall emissions have increased in 2015 as a direct result of phase 2 of CRC scheme which has resulted in the inclusion of an additional 5 investment funds, on top of our original 4 investment funds.

2

100% of occupied property and Investment Property electricity supply is under a renewable energy tariff.

3

Occupied properties include - Group Real Estate, Suffolk Life, Legal & General Surveying Services and Estate Agency Franchising offices.

4

Includes overseas properties Legal & General America (LGA), Legal & General Netherlands (LGN) and Legal & General France (LGF).

CO2e Total Group Emissions (Scope 1,2,3)1

tonnes

40,118

39,294

38,420

38,036

54,162

CO2e Scope 2 renewable energy2

tonnes

n/a

n/a

21,002

21,227

38,219

CO2e Scope 1 & 2 non-renewable energy

tonnes

n/a

n/a

12,825

12,241

12,196

CO2e Scope 3 - business travel

tonnes

n/a

n/a

4,885

4,567

3,747

CO2e UK occupied properties3

tonnes

n/a

n/a

10,521

10,623

10,170

CO2e UK occupied properties per employee

tonnes

1.77

1.51

1.42

1.47

1.32

CO2e UK occupied properties per policy3

kgs

1.68

1.95

1.19

1.14

1.09

CO2e UK employee business travel

tonnes

2,923

2,986

3,840

3,847

3,308

CO2e UK occupied properties and business travel

tonnes

15,887

13.1176

14,362

14,471

13,478

CO2e per UK employee

tonnes

2.16

1.956

1.94

2.00

1.75

CO2e per UK Policy

kgs

2.06

1.626

1.62

1.56

1.44

CO2e Overseas properties4

tonnes

1,950

1,884

1,446

1,538

1,496

CO2e Overseas employee business travel

tonnes

n/a

n/a

753.13

720.41

438.97

CO2e per overseas employees

tonnes

2.41

1.87

1.40

2.30

2.12

CO2e per overseas policies

kgs

1.79

1.85

1.12

1.70

1.37

Fugitive emissions

tonnes

n/a

n/a

571.24

768.73

877.60

Energy used to run our L&G occupied buildings

Unit

2012

2013

2014

2015

1

Includes UK Occupied properties - Group Real Estate, Suffolk Life, Legal & General Surveying Services and Estate Agency Franchising offices

2

Includes overseas properties Legal & General America (LGA), Legal & General Netherlands (LGN) and Legal & General France (LGF).

Electricity (UK)1

MWh

19,623

20,755

19,211

18,980

Gas (UK)1

MWh

6,557

6,930

6,100

5,929

Total UK energy use

MWh

26,180

27,685

25,311

24,909

Energy per UK employee

MWh

3.90

3.74

3.50

3.23

Energy per UK policy

KWh

3.41

3.13

2.72

2.66

Overseas electricity use2

MWh

3,421

3,060

3,359

3,299

Overseas gas use2

MWh

625

428

473

450

Total Overseas energy use

MWh

4,046

3,489

3,832

3,749

Energy use per overseas employee

MWh

4.01

3.39

3.80

4.12

Energy use per overseas policy

KWh

 

2.69

2.80

2.65

Waste

Unit

2011/12

2012/13

2013

2014

2015

1

Includes Occupied properties - Group Real Estate, Suffolk Life, Legal & General Surveying Services and Estate Agency Franchising offices

2

Includes overseas properties Legal & General America (LGA), Legal & General Netherlands (LGN) and Legal & General France (LGF).

Total UK waste1

tonnes

1,024

1,027

949.57

898.81

920,72

Total waste per UK policy

grams

132

134

107

96.73

98.33

Total waste per UK employee

tonnes

n/a

n/a

0.13

0.12

0.12

Direct to landfill (UK)

%

28.0%

18.0%

16.5%

13.0%

6.3%

Waste to landfill per UK employee

kgs

53

29

23.0

16.1

7.5

Waste to landfill per UK policy

grams

n/a

n/a

16.7

12.5

6.2

Total Overseas waste2

tonnes

n/a

n/a

81.37

91.8

92.2

Total waste per Overseas policy

grams

n/a

n/a

62.85

70.20

65.24

Total waste per Overseas employee

tonnes

n/a

n/a

0.08

0.08

0.10

Waste is collected and treated by a licensed waste management company.