Warmworks’ Carbon Reduction plans and commitment to Net Zero

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Warmworks is committed to net zero and has already taken significant steps towards this goal, with our carbon footprint verified to ISO 14064-3 and our company verified to the PAS 2060 carbon neutrality standard since April 2019, which is audited and independently verified by the Carbon Trust on an annual basis.

We are committed to eliminating all of our direct carbon emissions by the end of 2025 and to eliminate all of our indirect carbon emissions in order to become fully net zero by 2030.  As our sub-contractors account for the majority of our indirect emissions, we are supporting them through an industry-leading supply chain development programme.

For Greenhouse Gas accounting and reporting purposes, three “scopes” are defined in order to help distinguish between direct and indirect emission sources. The table below summarises these and how they relate to Warmworks.

Our carbon footprint

Our carbon footprint for the period 2022/23 was 425 tCO2e2 and while we are focusing on carbon reduction, we have also offset our emissions through Climate Impact Partners.  Specifically:

  • Gas Distribution Leak Reduction, Bangladesh, CDM Standard (300 tCO2e)
  • Bondhu Chula Stoves, Bangladesh, Gold Standard VER (52 tCO2e)
  • Circle Gas Smart Meters, Kenya, Gold Standard VER (73 tCO2e)

Our commitments and carbon reduction plans are summarised below

Our Commitments

We will:

Measure our carbon footprint annually, reported in an annual report

Reduce our emissions, and offset those that can’t be eliminated at source

Maintain our carbon footprint verification as we work towards net zero. This means measuring our organisational footprint (Scope 1, 2 and select Scope 3 categories), and committing to reduce this year-on-year

Work with other like-minded businesses in the communities in which we operate to share our knowledge and experiences. For example, we are a signatory to the Edinburgh Climate Compact, which is a commitment by the leading businesses and employers in Edinburgh to reduce carbon emissions and become more sustainable

In addition, we have carbon targets and a carbon reduction pathway that is approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.  

Our Suppliers

We will:

Measure the emissions associated with all of our suppliers

Have in place a sustainable procurement policy and embed sustainability indicators in the procurement and subsequent performance management of our supply chain.

Through our industry-leading supply chain development programme, we will support our sub-contractors to reduce their emissions by:

Providing information and support to help measure carbon emissions
Helping them to develop and implement carbon reduction plans for emissions reduction
Leveraging all the support programmes and funding that is available to enable sub-contractors to deliver on their net zero plans
Facilitating the sharing of knowledge and examples of best practice
Organising briefings and events to support our sub-contractors
Recognising success through our new Sustainability Awards
Working with skills agencies and training providers to provide climate emergency, net zero and circular economy training

Our Transport

We will:

Ensure at least 90% of our fleet is fully electric by the end of 2025

Install EV charging points across our office locations

Implement a sustainable travel policy; driving and incentivising low carbon travel choices

Our Buildings

We will:

Reduce energy consumption at source in a portfolio of energy efficient buildings

Use 100% renewable energy to power our buildings

Eliminate the use of fossil fuels in our buildings by 2025

Generate our own energy wherever possible

Our Waste

We will:

Ensure zero waste to landfill by 2025

Recycle 100% of our redundant office and IT equipment

Our Team

We will:

Maintain an active, engaged and effective Net Zero Heroes working group that represents our employee voice on climate action

Provide Climate literacy training for all staff

In addition, our Senior Leadership Team is accountable for the delivery of the net zero strategy and climate leadership throughout the business