We have made good progress in those areas in our control. We have reduced the greenhouse gas emissions associated with our own manufacturing operations. Since 2008 we have reduced CO2 from energy by 32%† per tonne of production. Compared to 1995, this represents a reduction of 62% in absolute terms.
However, the total environmental footprint of our products including consumer use - where we have less control - has increased for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the value chain by 5%† since 2010.
While we are making progress in some parts of our business, for example laundry concentrates and compressed deodorants, other parts of our portfolio are evolving in ways which are increasing our footprint, in particular our Personal Care business has expanded in hair and shower products via the Alberto Culver acquisition (which accounts for three percentage points of the GHG increase).
We are continuing to look for ways to reduce the impact of these products and of our total portfolio. Two thirds of our value chain GHG impacts are in consumer use, primarily heated water for showering and bathing, which is more difficult for us to influence. External factors such as decarbonising energy grids and effective carbon pricing will play a critical role in reducing GHG emissions, as well as product innovation and consumer-behaviour change.
One area where we can make a big difference to climate change, and where we will focus more of our efforts, is working to eliminate deforestation. This is an area where we can help move the wider industry towards transformational change and achieve a real impact on global greenhouse gases.