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|
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 2||4016.50 (location based approach)|
Data sources for this total as listed below;
Purchased goods and services (capital goods)
Upstream transportation and distribution
Waste generated in operations
Use of sold products
End of life treatment of sold products
|Reporting Year: FY2022/23|
|Scope 2||10,055.40 (Location based approach that now includes all newly acquired DC sites, accounting for the increase)|
|(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) **|
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.
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;
In the future we hope to implement further measures such as: