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Climate Action

ScottishPower has made huge strides to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint across our direct and indirect value chain in line with climate science, while strengthening our business response and resilience to climate change on our journey to Net Zero.

In line with the global Greenhouse Gas Protocol, we measure our GHG emissions across Scopes 1, 2 and 3.   Scope 1 relates to direct carbon emissions from owned or controlled sources, such as fuel combustion.  Scope 2 relates to the indirect carbon emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling.  Scope 3 relates to all other indirect emissions within the value chain.

We are already making a difference:

Reduced emissions

  • We reduced scope 1 emissions by more than 95% between 2010 and 2019
  • Since 2019 we have reduced our total greenhouse gas footprint by a further 23%.

Planned for the future, managing risk and seizing opportunities

Built partnerships and worked in alliances for climate action



Climate Action Targets

Home energy

Reduce scope 1, 2, and scope 3 GHG emissions from fuel and energy related activities and use of sold products 64% by 2030 from a 2019 base year*.

This target is made up of several subsidiary targets:

  • Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 47% by 2030 from a 2019 base year
  • Reduce scope 3 emissions from all sold electricity 100% per MWh by 2030 from a 2019 base year, equivalent to a 100% absolute reduction. All sold electricity refers to the electricity that we buy from the market to our customers
  • Reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from use of sold products by 28% over the same timeframe. Use of sold products refers to the gas that we sell to our customers.

* Near-term science-based greenhouse gas reduction target has been set and validated by the global Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)


ScottishPower aligns with the Iberdrola parent group long-term Net Zero Target

• Commit to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2039 from a 2020 base year*.

* Validated by the SBTi

EV Charger

We will fully electrify light vehicle fleet by 2030* and decarbonise heavy fleet as low carbon options become available.

* in line with the global EV100 initiative.


Sustainable Development Strategy – Action 2030

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