Burberry applies an operational control approach to defining its organisational boundaries. Data is reported for sites where it is considered that Burberry has the ability to influence energy management. Data is not reported for sites where Burberry has a physical presence but does not influence the energy management for those sites, such as a concession within a department store. Overall, the emissions inventory reported equates to 92% of our net selling space square footage. Burberry uses the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (using a location and market-based approach to reporting scope 2 emissions) to estimate emissions and applies conversion factors from Defra, IEA and RE-DISS. All material sources of emissions are reported. Refrigerant gases were deemed not material and are not reported. [Market-based emissions globally and for the UK relating to electricity purchased and used for operations (scope 2) is stated as 0 due to 100% of electricity being procured from renewable sources]. Combustion of fuel use from owned or leased transport is reported from FY 2018/19 onwards. Burberry has updated GHG data for FY 2020/21 and FY 2019/20 to account for updated emission factors and improvements in data availability and estimation methods. GHG emissions data reported is based on the period from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company’s financial accounting period is from 28 March 2021 to 02 April 2022. However, references to FY 2021/22 for the selected KPIs included in the Responsibility section of Burberry’s Annual Report 2021/22 refer to the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.
^ Information subject to assurance is denoted with a ^. PwC’s assurance report and Burberry’s basis of reporting for assured data are available on Burberryplc.com/en/responsibility/approach-to-responsibility.html.
Further information about Burberry’s basis of reporting is available here.
Please see the Annual Report for details on external assurance.
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