Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases that have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the introduction of any strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured.
Our Internal Network and Data Center Overhaul Project saw us reduce and replace old datacenter and network equipment with new, power efficient models and virtual environment. Our data center suppliers use 100% clean and renewable energy across all operations. The energy is procured from certified renewable source generators such as wind, solar, biomass and hydro and they hold the Renewable Guarantees of Origin (REGO) certificates and Guarantees of Origin (GoOs). While ‘single use’ plastic is not used in the products we provide, we encourage all our suppliers to use non plastic packaging where possible.
Due to Covid Pandemic travel restrictions, we have further reduced the amount of our CO2 emissions as a result of all our staff working from home since March 2020. We promote flexible working arrangements going forward and continue investment in technologies enabling us to interact remotely by means of reducing business travel. To tackle impacts beyond our direct operations, we operate a supplier management programme which checks our key suppliers’ sustainability priorities and will be integrating those into contracts going forward.
Strategies and Further Carbon Reduction Initiatives
We are further developing our carbon net zero strategy to ensure we stay on track to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
To ensure our employee commitment and engagement with the subject, we plan to run a sustainability awareness programme to further embed sustainability considerations into all business processes, as well as to help our employees working from home and make sustainable choices which will align with our carbon net zero targets.
Our supply chain management will see us setting targets for supplier chain decarbonisation and reporting against them with further net zero programmes over the next five years. We are also looking into implementing timers to automatically switch off lights and screens in not used areas in Britannic House.
We plan to further strengthen our environmental management practices, resulting in developing an ISO 14001 compliant environmental management system, allowing us to meet all requirements of ISO 14001 and become certified by the end of 2024. We are continuing to seek and evaluate opportunities to further minimise energy and resource use in our office and both datacenters
Declaration and Sign Off
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans.
Emissions have been reported and recorded in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the GHG Reporting Protocol corporate standard1 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting2.
Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions have been reported in accordance with SECR requirements, and the required subset of Scope 3 emissions have been reported in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard3.
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the Managing Director of Britannic Technologies Ltd.
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