Domino’s Pizza Group plc: Ensuring responsible delivery
Domino’s faced with sudden regulatory burden
With the introduction of Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting, and the new eligibility criteria of the latest phase of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, Domino’s Pizza Group plc found themselves having to comply with a raft of new legislation. The new Mandatory GHG Reporting legislation requires the international carbon footprint of any listed company to be included in its Annual Report. The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme applies to companies above a certain level of energy usage; it requires emissions reporting as well as payments to the government for emissions.
As a forward-thinking business, Domino’s were keen to develop a strong reporting methodology and a strategy to minimise their environmental impacts and improve their performance. Despite being part of the world’s leading pizza delivery company, with over 800 stores across the UK, RoI, Germany and Switzerland, the franchise structure of the Group leaves only a small capacity in the head office for dealing with sustainability reporting and planning, so Carbon Smart’s expertise was brought in.
Carbon Smart tackle the complexities
Miruna and Olivia constructed a carbon footprint and, thanks to their extensive reporting experience, navigated seamlessly around the differing requirements of CRC and Mandatory GHG reporting, and the complexities thrown up by the international franchise business structure.
Carbon Smart also acted as adviser to the Domino’s team in reducing energy use, both in their franchised stores and in their central dough production and head office areas. The team developed achievable and measurable carbon and resource use reduction targets, along with a practical action plan for reaching these targets. They worked with Domino’s to roll out simple and credible reporting tools and methodologies, and supported the launch of energy monitoring across UK franchise stores.
First GHG report is released
The Carbon Smart team designed the new greenhouse gas section of the Annual Report, ensuring that it was compliant with regulation. Domino’s revamped Annual Report not only contained accurate reporting, but also set a course for future action with the Domino’s Responsible Delivery Plan. In line with the targets set out in the plan, many environmental and energy saving initiatives are being trialled for expansion across the franchise network. For example, a pilot is under way using electric cars as delivery vehicles.
Carbon Smart helped Domino’s to take its first step in environmental reporting, and the next steps are already on their way.