Our Responsible Business Sky strategy ensures that we consider the environment in everything we do. We’ve focused our attention on our energy, travel, waste and water, working in the UK & Ireland towards nine ambitious targets for 2020. We have already achieved a 55% reduction in our carbon intensity and now send 0% of waste from Sky owned sites to landfill. This year we are pleased to have also met our target to improve our fuel efficiency across our fleet, meaning we have met six of our nine UK & Ireland Environmental targets ahead of time. We are now setting our path towards net zero carbon by 2050 across our value chain.
We have increased our energy efficiency through infrastructure updates, such as replacing the main generators at our Osterley campus in the UK. In addition to the existing heat recovery systems in our Milan and Rome offices, we have introduced a Trigeneration plant, which enables us to use some of the heat we produce to generate chilled water for air conditioning or refrigeration. The plant will help us cut an estimated 2,300 tons of CO2 every year as well as improving our production efficiency of electricity and heat.
We're conducting ongoing reviews of fleet engine efficiency, training workshops on effective driving and have been installing 'black boxes' into Sky’s fleet vehicles to better understand further ways we can reduce emissions. We are exploring diesel and petrol alternatives such as hybrid, electric and other alternative vehicles for our engineer van, company car and third party taxi fleets, including a pilot for London-based work. We are also members of the London Business Climate Leaders Group, through which we’ve committed to working with the London Mayor towards a zero carbon London, by implementing new circular economy initiatives and piloting alternative fuel vehicles.
We have been continually improving our use of renewable energy both on-site and through our supply chain, actively encouraging our suppliers to invest in and use more renewable energy. We’re one of the leading members of the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Supply Chain program, and this year encouraged a further 10 of our suppliers to integrate climate change into their strategies, raising the total to
60 suppliers we actively engage with on the issue. After several months of collaboration, Zinwell, one of our manufacturing partners in China, has installed large-scale solar panels at their site in Shenzhen, China. The first of their kind in the district, they will produce 1.4 megawatts a year providing around 50% of the electricity Zinwell use to make Sky products. Two further suppliers of ours in China, WNC and Picotronics, are now also making moves to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures on their sites.
Read more about our environmental performance in our Bigger Picture Impact Report.