National Grid’s Responsible Business Commitment
We are committed to shaping a sustainable economy for all, in partnership with others in our industry and beyond. Explore our Responsible Business Charter and our plan to achieve Net Zero by 2050 in the US.
Our environmental commitments include:
- Reduce GHG emissions from the electricity and gas we sell to customers by 20% by 2030;
- Reduce SF6 emissions from our operations 50% by 2030, from a 2019 baseline;
- Move to a 100% electric fleet by 2030 for our light-duty vehicles, and pursue the replacement of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles with zero carbon alternatives;
- Reduce energy consumption in our offices by 20% by 2030, from a 2019 baseline; and
- Achieve zero carbon emissions from business air travel.
To achieve net zero by 2050 in the US, National Grid will focus on 10 key areas:
- Reducing demand through energy efficiency and demand response;
- Decarbonizing the gas network through use of renewable natural gas and hydrogen;
- Reducing methane emissions from our own gas network while working with the industry to reduce emissions through the entire value chain;
- Integrating innovative technologies to decarbonize heat;
- Interconnecting large scale renewables with a 21st century grid;
- Enabling and optimizing distributed generation;
- Utilizing storage;
- Eliminating SF6 emissions;
- Advancing clean transportation; and
- Investing in large scale carbon management.
Our people and community commitments include:
- Develop skills for the future, with a focus on low income communities, providing access to skills development for 45,000 people by 2030;
- Achieve 500,000 employee volunteering hours by 2030; and
- Achieve 50% diversity in our senior leadership and Group Executive Committee by 2025.