Aspire Carbon Reduction Plan

Supplier name: Aspire Technology Solutions Ltd

Publication date: 13/05/2022

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Aspire Technology Solutions 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: 2022

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
Our organisation has not previously assessed or reported emissions. The figures provided below are from our initial ESG audit/assessment undertaken by Sustainable Advantage, a leading independent ESG & utilities consultancy.

*Scope 2 Emissions baseline is zero as no gas supply to offices and 100% of electricity purchased is green renewable energy.

**Scope 3, Category 9 baseline is zero as we do not use transportation providers, distributors, and retailers for transportation and distribution of products. All transportation and distribution is undertaken in company owned vehicles and reported in Scope 1

Baseline year emissions:
EMISSIONS TOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 150
Scope 2 0*
Scope 3
(Included Sources)
250 of which 50 Category 4, 20 Category 5, 40 Category 6, 130 Category 7 and 0 Category 9**
TOTAL EMISSIONS 400

 

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2022

EMISSIONS TOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 150
Scope 2 0
Scope 3
(Included Sources)
250 of which 50 Category 4, 20 Category 5, 40 Category 6, 130 Category 7 and 0 Category 9
TOTAL EMISSIONS 400

 

Emissions Reduction Targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets:

Initiative Target Reduction By When
Carbon offsetting by buying carbon credits in the “voluntary market” 150 tCO2e (100%) 2023
Reduce Waste to Landfill 12 tCO2e (60%) 2025
Investigate EV Vehicle Leasing Scheme for staff private vehicles 28 tCO2e (22%) 2027
Implementation of Sustainability Working Group to generate ideas for additional emission reduction initiatives N/A 2022

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 210 tCO2e by 2027. This is a reduction of 53%

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since 2020:

  • Moved to a new premises with no gas supply, and energy efficient LED lighting and low carbon heating/cooling systems
  • Moved our primary datacentre to a facility that is 100% powered by green renewable energy
  • Introduced electric and hybrid electric vehicles into our company fleet
  • Reduced business travel through increased uptake of video conferencing and online collaboration tools
  • Implemented an employee travel scheme with incentives to use public transport, car share or cycle to work

The carbon emission reduction achieved by these schemes is included in our baseline emissions footprint for 2022.

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

  • Increased use of fully electric vehicles in the company fleet
  • Reduced diversion of waste to landfill
  • Investigation of a EV leasing scheme for staff private vehicles
  • Establishment of a sustainability working group

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 board of directors (or equivalent management body).

Aspire Technology Solutions

Date: 13/05/2022

 

  1. https://ghgprotocol.org/corporate-standard
  2. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-conversion-factors-for-company-reporting
  3. https://ghgprotocol.org/standards/scope-3-standard