Our priority activities on energy efficiency are particularly focussed on addressing climate change and resource efficiency.
Whilst detailed understanding of climate change continues to develop, the macro-level science is accepted by the vast majority of scientists. IMI follows the global consensus on the issue. IMI’s position is in line with the aims of the Kyoto Protocol and focuses on energy efficiency and, consequently, CO2 emission reduction. Our current focus is on energy use in our buildings, processes and products, as this offers the most significant opportunities for IMI to contribute positively.
In continuing operations the use of gas and electricity, as the main sources of energy used in the Group, has continued to decrease since 1999. Each of our facilities is required to set targets aimed at minimising emissions with global warming potential and also reducing the associated costs. In all our facilities recycling and reducing waste are also part of how we do business and play their part in wider energy efficiency matters. Our objectives are:
- To minimise our energy use relative to working hours
- To minimise our impact on the environment (principally emissions of CO2)
- To minimise the cost of energy use to improve profitability
- To take advantage of business opportunities associated with energy efficiency