Redcentric is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.
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.
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
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|
|Not included for this year|
|Reporting Year: FY2021/22 (01/04/2020 to 31/03/2022)|
|Scope 2||4016.50 (market-based figures = 0.00 due to the procurement of REGO backed electricity during tis reporting period across allocations)|
|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.
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.
The following environmental projects have been completed since the FY2019/20 baseline:
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: