Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Redcentric is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Baseline Emissions Footprint

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.

Baseline Year: FY2019/20 (01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020)

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
Scope 1: Redcentric Plc operational energy consumption data is derived from owned transport and business use in private vehicles only. Data was presented in £’s cost and converted to miles based on average costs per litre for the reporting year.
** Miles, km and/or litres were to be captured from year 2 onwards

  • Natural Gas Consumption – None
  • Process Emissions – None
  • Fugitive Emissions – None

Scope 2: Grid Electricity is supplied to leased buildings/office spaces via Landlord recharge, energy unit consumed has therefore been derived from the recharge invoicing.

At this time, two operational Data Centres were equipped with electricity sub-metering enabling the energy consumed at each location to be sub divided for billing and analytical reasons. Consideration was to be given to capturing the data to determine a second ‘data centre only’ floor area intensity ratio.

Scope 3: The first year of reporting on emissions and scope 3 was voluntary, which we did not reported on.

Please note: the results used for the first year of SECR (Streamlined Energy Carbon Reporting) were to be used for comparison for year 2 SECR.


Baseline year emissions: FY2019/2020
Scope 1 275
Scope 2 5182
Scope 3

(Included Sources)

Not included for this year
Total Emissions 5457


Baseline Year: FY2021/22 (01/04/2021 to 31/03/2022)

Scope 3 emissions had not previously been reported and the first year they were captured for SECR reporting, the data used was based on mileage only. 

For this baseline year, the full data set has been captured,  

Scopes 1 and 2, consumption and CO2e emissions data was calculated in line with the 2019 UK Government environmental reporting guidance. Emissions Factor Database 2021 version 1 was used, utilising the published kWh gross calorific value (CV) and KgCO2e emissions factors relevant for reporting period 1/4/21 to 31/3/22 

Although Redcentric purchase renewable electricity for all facilities, and would therefore scope 2 emissions would be classed as zero under a market based approach, we are using a location based approach to allow year on year monitoring of our usage. 

For scope 3 we utilised the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Value Chain accounting and Reporting Standards as a result of undertaking a thorough data collection. In total, 9 out of the 15 scope 3 categories were applicable to Redcentric.

Baseline year emissions: FY2021/22  
Scope 1  23.270 
Scope 2  4016.50 (location based approach) 
Scope 3 

(Included Sources) 


Data sources for this total as listed below; 

Purchased goods and services (capital goods) 

Fuel-related emissions 

Upstream transportation and distribution 

Waste generated in operations 

Business travel 

Employee commuting 

Use of sold products 

End of life treatment of sold products 

Total Emissions  21,790.77 

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: FY2022/23 
Scope 1  191.40 
Scope 2  10,055.40 (Location based approach that now includes all newly acquired DC sites, accounting for the increase) 
Scope 3  88.94 
(Included Sources)  This figure shows emissions resulting from sources not directly owned by Redcentric. This relates to grey fleet (business travel undertaken in employee owned vehicles) only at this time. 
** Due to the complexity of the scope 3 categories data collection,  as a result of the acquisition of additional DC sites, the full data set figures  will not be available until the end of QTR 2 FY2023/24) ** 
Total Emissions  10,335.75 

Emissions reduction targets

We are currently developing a comprehensive strategy report and transition plan that will delineate an assortment of decarbonisation measures and pathways aimed at attaining our objective of Net Zero. Our primary focus includes curtailing electricity consumption, enhancing procurement processes, optimizing the utilisation of our sites and buildings, and actively engaging with our staff. As an IT services provider, our multiple datacentres necessitate a substantial amount of grid-based electricity. Presently, we procure renewable energy to power all our sites.  

However, to reach our Net Zero goals, it becomes imperative to reduce our reliance on the national grid and begin generating renewable energy at our facilities. This can be achieved through various initiatives, such as the installation of solar panels. Our Net Zero plan will establish pathways in alignment with our short-term and long-term targets, guaranteeing the existence of an action plan that bolsters our decarbonisation objectives and adheres to the guidelines of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).  

Decarbonising our operations and reducing our Scope 1 and 2 emissions will be paramount for our Net Zero strategy. When we finalise our Net Zero transition plan in FY23/24, we will set an interim target for reducing our Scope 1 and 2 emissions. 

We aim to conclude the development of our comprehensive Net Zero transition plan within the initial half of FY23/24, thereby cementing our commitment to a sustainable future. 

Progress against the reduction targets will be shown as soon as the interim targets are confirmed. 

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives 

At Redcentric we are committed to decarbonising our operations as we embark on a journey to net-zero. 

To date in 2023 we have continued with our year on year improvements in our operational energy efficiency as below; 

  • Cooling System Efficiency Improvements​
    • A continued programme of works has been undertaken on furthering the improvement of the cooling efficiency of the Harrogate data centre.  This has included:​
      • AHU temperature sensor recalibration;​
      • Air-flow management improvement through the removal of redundant cabling, and tile vent resetting;​
      • Increase of temperature set-points within central AHUs;​
      • Installation of additional cold aisle containment cabinets, increasing the amount of cold aisle containment to 90%.​
  • Completion of the introduction of new working patterns, reducing energy of office spaces due to lower occupation
  • Use of technology, such as MS Teams, to reduce travelling to meetings
  • Moved towards understanding full scope 3 emissions by undertaking a thorough data collection process
  • Completed continuing assessment visits by BSI and maintain ISO14001 certification
  • ESG Committee established 
  • Introduction of electric car scheme


In the future we hope to implement further measures such as: 

  • Investment into a new building management system, enabling centralised control of heating and cooling systems to ensure they are operating at the most efficient levels at all times 
  • Expansion of TCFD process to encompass our supply chain
  • Continued investment in data centre infrastructure, looking to lower emission alternatives
  • Reduce reliance on grid-based energy and look to introduce renewable energy at our facilities
  • Setting short and long term carbon emissions targets through the SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative) 


To view our signed carbon reduction plan, click here.



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