measures of the impact of our operations

We recognise that our business can have a direct, as well as indirect, effect on the environment. We are committed to understanding any impact that our products, stores, Autocentres, support centre and delivery fleet have on the environment. The data presented below allows us to monitor our impact and manage it responsibly, making improvements wherever feasible. A great deal has been achieved already, such as the 90% increase in battery recycling and 40% increase in tyre recycling within our Autocentre business and, like other businesses, we will be undertaking a comprehensive assessment pursuant to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme in the forthcoming year, which we hope will identify further opportunities for us to continue to mitigate our impact on the environment. During the year we increased the frequency of deliveries to our Retail stores in response to an ongoing shift in product mix towards bulkier items, changing customer service needs and expectations, and rising online sales. This, combined with high growth in the volume delivered, increased the number of deliveries and litres of fuel consumed by our transport operation in the year. One of the benefits from a more frequent delivery schedule is a reduction, over time, in the number of deliveries by third party couriers, which will help to offset the increased fuel consumption within our own transport operations. As part of the 50:39 store refresh programme we have implemented improved store lighting, and customer facing live displays such as TV screens and VRNs, which help to improve the customer's in store experience and the look and feel of a Halfords store. This has resulted in electricity usage increasing year on year in those re-developed stores.

The following table provides measures for the impact of our operations in the financial year. The mandatory data required by the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 is included here. Data for all material emissions that are within our operational control and therefore our responsibility are included.

Distribution Centre Transport
Kilometres Driven Total19.5m7m
Litres Fuel2.6m1.9m
Number of Retail Deliveries90.5k30.2k
Volume Delivered830.8k BFE2689.5k BFE2
Efficiency : BFE2 per Load46.5 BFE252.6 BFE2
Distribution Centre Operations
Units Despatched71.0m69.5m
Units Received69.0m68.0m
Bikes Despatched1.3m1.2m
Bikes Received1.3m1.5m
E-Fulfilment Orders724k350k
E-Fulfilment Units Despatched884k580k
Warehouse Pallet Moves336.7k467.3k
Distance Travelled, Internal MHE3 to the Distribution Centres600k miles600k miles
Distribution Centre Driven Recycling Revenues (cardboard, plastic)c.£300kc.£300k
Tonnes of Car Batteries Recycled by Retail2,825 (equivalent to
183,000 batteries)
2,017 (equivalent to
134,000 batteries)
Car Batteries Recycled by Autocentres9,3064,897
Tyres Recycled by Autocentres450,413321,445
Oil Recycled by Autocentres1,066,600 litres950,568 litres
% of Autocentres Waste Recycled8784
Water Consumption
Retail Water Consumption70,414 m371,485.02 m3
Autocentres Water Consumption46,795 m342,277 m3
Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions4tCO2EtCO2E
Retail Combustion of Gas6,636.517,190.31
Autocentres Combustion of Gas2,219.903,092.46
Cars on Company Business5871.78850.52
Retail Directly Purchased Electricity28,630.4623,117.81
Autocentres Directly Purchased Electricity4,197.513,124.54
Company's Chosen Intensity Measurement: tCO2E per £1m Group Revenue41.50639.77
  1. This represents the kilometres driven by transport under our direct control and does not include kilometres driven by third-party courier firms. During the year we commenced more frequent deliveries to our Retail stores. This increases the kilometres driven by our own delivery fleet, but reduces the number of courier deliveries.
  2. Bulk Flow (picking cage) Equivalent.
  3. Mechanical Handling Equipment.
  4. Carbon Trust Conversion Factors Energy and Carbon Conversions 2013 update.
  5. An estimate based on previous usage, taking as a basis the Average Petrol Car and Diesel Car Carbon Trust Conversion Factors Energy and Carbon Conversions 2013 update.
  6. Based on 53 week period.