William Hill announced that the company now sources all of its energy requirements within the UK from renewable sources.
The company began their renewable energy drive last October with the signing of an agreement to switch from grid electricity to a green supplier. That supplier is Total Gas Power (TGP) who now provide energy for all William Hill offices and betting outlets throughout the UK.
The move to wind, solar, and hydro power will reportedly result in a carbon footprint reduction of around 61,500 tons over the three years of the TGP agreement. According to the EPA carbon calculator, that’s equivalent to the carbon emissions from 48,718 cars driven for one year.
The switch to renewable energy is just one aspect of the brand’s drive to become a green company. One such initiative is the introduction of Smart Metering in all of its 2,000 betting shops which the company hopes will help further reduce its carbon footprint.
Speaking of the drive, William Hill chief procurement officer David Medori said:
“We have prioritised the environment as being extremely important to William Hill, and have committed to becoming a Carbon Neutral Business.
He went on to add that William Hill PLC “have established aggressive targets over five years in C02 reduction on energy, waste, transportation and water. All metrics are on target. We have an Environmental Management Forum for driving through key initiatives and ensuring these are on both operating and PLC Board agendas.”
In related news, William Hill reported a year-on-year drop in net revenue of 16% for 2020. The drop to £1.32bn is believed to be a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.