The Group has devised and reports on CR metrics to cover those impacts considered most material from a Group perspective. External reporting of our environmental and health & safety performance is provided at Group level.

Additionally, internal reporting is based on the same business area reporting structure consistent with how we report financial data externally and within our internal management information. We recognise that the definition of CR performance data is still evolving and we continually seek ways to improve the quality and reliability of data through involvement of individuals throughout the business, robust data collection processes and upgrading of our data collection system.

As the Group has grown, the collation of this data has become more complex and therefore we have, from 2013 gained external independent assurance of our CO2 emissions and fuel usage data and  from 2014 of our accident statistics. In 2015 we have for the first time reported information on our Scope 3 emissions comprising emissions from 3rd party carriers, business flights, waste and electricity transmission losses. We have also continued to review and enhance our policies and procedures to ensure that we remain compliant with changing practices and legislation

CR Metrics

AVERAGE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 2015

Average number of employees at 31 December 2013 : North america – 35%, Continental europe – 25%, UK & ireland – 25%, Rest of the world – 15%

By business area

TOTAL WORKFORCE

Bunzl male/female employee percentages at 31 December 2012 : Male – 65%, Female – 35%

Gender split at 31 December 2015

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

male 91% and female 9%

Gender split at 31 December 2015

BOARD COMPOSITION

7 male, 2 female

Gender split at 31 December 2015

Incidence rate

Incedence rate – Average number of incidents per month per 100,000 employees : 2011 – 159, 2012 – 140, 2013 – 135

Average number of incidents per month per 100,000 employees.

severity rate

Severity rate – Average number of days lost per month per 100,000 employees : 2011 – 3446, 2012 – 3552, 2013 – 3514

Average number of days lost per month per 100,000 employees.

Environment

Tonnes of CO2e
Base year 2010 2014 2015
Scope 1 95,249 93,641 92,645
Scope 2 28,757 31,204 33,843
Total gross emissions 124,006 124,845 126,488
Total carbon emissions per £m revenue 26.3 20.9 20.1

waste tonnes

per £m revenue

Waste tonnes (per £m revenue) : incinerated waste : 2011 – 1.96, 2012 – 1.14, 2013 – 1.30; General waste : 2011 – 0.55, 2012 – 0.93, 2013 – 0.73; Recovered / recycled waste : 2011 – 0.21, 2012 – 0.08, 2013 – 0.14

fuel usage

Ltrs per £000 revenue

Fuel usage (Ltrs per £000 revenue) – Diesel, Petrol and LPG used in the group’s own vehicles : 2011 – 6.1, 2012 – 5.6, 2013 - 5.1

Diesel, petrol and LPG used in the group's own vehicles

12 months to 30 September

Scope 1 carbon emissions

Tonnes of CO2 per £m revenue

Scope 1 carbon emissions (Tonnes of CO2 per £m revenue) – Measured using the Greenhouse Gas Protocol applying 2013 Defra conversion factors with the 2011 and 2012 data restated accordingly. : 2011 – 17.7, 2012 – 15.8, 2013 - 15.5

Measured in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol applying Defra conversion factors.

12 months to 30 September

Scope 2 carbon emissions

Tonnes of CO2 per £m revenue

Scope 2 carbon emissions (Tonnes of CO2 per £m revenue) – Measured using the Greenhouse Gas Protocol applying 2013 Defra conversion factors with the 2011 and 2012 data restated accordingly. : 2011 – 5.3, 2012 – 4.6, 2013 - 5.3

Measured in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol applying Defra conversion factors.

12 months to 30 September

Scope 3 carbon emissions

Measured in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol applying Defra conversion factors.

12 months to 30 September