During 2018, our Executive Committee spent time working with the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL), developing our sustainability strategy to 2030, ensuring our alignment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of this ongoing work, sustainability targets are currently being developed, linking back to the targets under the SDGs, to mature in 2030. These stretching targets will drive our current and future sustainability programme. We expect these targets to be finalised during 2019.

Whilst our current environmental targets stretch to 2020, the majority of our sustainability targets matured at the end of 2018. Many of these continued to be progressed during 2019, and we have reported their current status in our Sustainability Report.

It was therefore a deliberate decision to avoid setting any new short term targets in 2019, until the 2030 strategy work had been finalised. Once we have launched our 2030 targets, additional new short-term targets may also be developed to help us reach these longer term 2030 goals.