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

Current Emissions Reporting


Reporting Year: FY2021/22 (01/04/2020 to 31/03/2022)
Scope 1 23.27
Scope 2 4016.50 (market-based figures = 0.00 due to the procurement of REGO backed electricity during tis reporting period across allocations)
Scope 3

(Included Sources)

Total Emissions 4090.64 (Market based total = 74.13)


Overall carbon intensity:

There has been a year on year 13.29% reduction of tCO2e and 12.82 % reduction in Tco2e per m2.

Emissions reduction targets

To date, Redcentric have published both scope 1 and 2 emissions in the company annual report and over the last 2 years have also included a limited scope 3 emission performance,

Until recently, as with most companies, we have focused on measuring emissions from our electricity consumption and some of our own operations, but we are now beginning to consider a wider range of activities that produce emissions outside of our own direct operations, from the goods we purchase to the disposal of products we sell.

Instrumental in understanding our emissions in more detail, scope 3 can be broken down into 15 different categories that span both the upstream and downstream activities of an organisation.

Our first target is to identify those applicable categories and gather the required data that will allow Redcentric to set actual emission reduction targets.

A carbon balance sheet will be produced once all the relevant data has been gathered

The overall target is to hold a Net Zero workshop in Jan 2023 and working with our business partner Inspired Energy, develop a Net-Zero strategy ready to publish by the end of the financial year.

In terms of continuing with the carbon reduction we have seen to date, in this initial stage, Redcentric are prepared to commit to a projection that it’s carbon emissions will decrease by a minimum of 3% over the next 5 years using existing location and operations for a year-on-year comparison.

This target will be a moving and improving picture as the full carbon balance is identified and initiatives actioned.

Carbon Reduction Projects

The following environmental projects have been completed since the FY2019/20 baseline:

  • Investment made to replace external chilling plant
  • PIR Sensor lighting installed in all office areas in Harrogate
  • Increased implementation of cold aisle containment through the Harrogate Data Centre
  • Significant investment to Shoreditch DC infrastructure that included new electrical equipment, consolidation of 13 UPS down to 5 and replacement of transformers.
  • Removal of old high usage office heaters
  • Increase in use of electronic signature to reduce consumption of paper and printer consumables.
  • Improved calibration of temperature sensors leading to increased efficiency of air handling units (AHU’S).
  • Improved air-flow management by removing redundant cabling and resetting the vented tile arrangement, leading to lowered energy consumption of the AHU’s.
  • Further installation of cold aisle containment bringing the number to 90% in Harrogate DC
  • The above Action has allowed the powering down of 3 AHU’s, resulting in further energy savings.
  • Adopted hybrid working model reducing office energy consumption and travel
  • Increased use of technology to carry out a higher number of meetings remotely, reducing travel and associated emissions.

Whilst there is no doubt that the above projects certainly contributed to reducing tCO2e from 5457 in the baseline year 2019/20 to 4091 in FY2021/22, the pandemic must also be taken into account of this overall 25% reduction, due to the changes in operations and working patters over that period.

In the future our first priority is to understand our actual carbon emission measurement as a result of both our own operations and that of our broader supply chain and disposal activities, as stated.


Future carbon reduction projects will include:

  • Creation of Net-Zero strategy that will outline both short and long term carbon reduction targets
  • The installation of a new building management system leading to further efficiency improvements
  • Replacement of the uninterruptable power supply (UPS) with more energy efficient units
  • Further promotion of electric car scheme now available to employees through salary sacrifice
  • Early voluntary submission of our first Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure, one year ahead of mandatory regulation for our company, demonstrating Redcentric’s commitment in taking climate change seriously.


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