Climate change

Tackling climate change is critical to our ESG framework and of utmost importance to our business model and strategy. Our Net Zero target supports the principles of the Paris Agreement, the UK government’s Net Zero goal, and is aligned with our clients’ own ambitions as the sector moves towards a net zero future.

Energy transition

Taking responsibility for the future of energy

We are committed to being a net zero company by 2030 or sooner – and even as we work to decarbonise our own business, we’re helping other organisations and industries around the world to do the same.



We continued to enhance our climate change programme and achieved Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) rating of ‘B’ in 2022



We are on target to meet our commitment to reduce GHG intensity by 20%



We are committed to Net Zero by 2030

Committing to Net Zero carbon by 2030

We have set an ambitious target to reach Net Zero in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030, and work to influence our supply chain to set their own reduction targets.

To achieve this, we will focus on three areas:

  • Enable – encourage our staff to be Net Zero advocates and support our clients, partners and suppliers in achieving their lower carbon ambitions
  • Reduce – cut our emissions by implementing energy efficiencies, optimising our operations and methods of construction, and reducing flaring and venting
  • Transform – switch to renewable energy, phase-in hybrid and electric vehicles on site, and fit smart building technology in our offices to maximise energy efficiency

Over the next three years we will drive progress against these ambitions. We are targeting a 3% annual reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions intensity, through switches to renewable energy, emissions reductions, and cleaner transport. We will also establish a programme to assess our Scope 3 emissions baseline as we look to decarbonise our supply chain in future years.

The action we're taking to reach Net Zero

Supply chain

Low-carbon supply chain elements were codified into our vendor management systems to facilitate low-carbon procurement and project delivery.

Decarbonisation guidance rolled out

The Net Zero Steering Group developed detailed 'How to' guidance for the business and launched it across each Business Unit.

Production operations

The Flare Reduction Taskforce was established to identify decarbonisation opportunities related to gas re-injection (sequestration and storage), condensate recovery, gas shutoff, electrification, and gas export. The Taskforce partnered with the Block PM304 team in Malaysia to deliver a 49% reduction in emissions intensity.

Emissions management tool

Net Zero action plans were implemented for all our main offices, focusing on switching energy supply to renewable energy (where available), advancing initiatives to promote more efficient energy and water use, and introducing electric vehicle charging points. Our UK offices switched over 90% of supplied energy contracts to renewable energy.


We matured our Scope 3 programme, extending our assessment across all applicable categories of the GHG protocol, including the energy footprint of the facilities we design, build and operate and use this to identify low-carbon solutions for our clients.


Journey to

Net Zero

Compliance with the TCFD

To better understand the potential impacts of climate change on the business, we continued to work towards full compliance with the recommendations of the Task force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). We formed a working group with representatives from our environmental, finance, risk and governance teams.

The working group looked at how Petrofac might be impacted by a changing climate, to provide the leadership team with future-looking insight on likely climate risks and opportunities.

You can find out more about how we are approaching the financial risks and opportunities related to climate change in our TCFD report.

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