Carbon Reduction Plan Statement

Committed to Achieving Net Zero

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Commitment to Achieving Net Zero

TCN have partnered with Energise Consulting Ltd, to assist us with our sustainability journey. This partnership means we are now registered with The Net Zero Club (NZC) which a growing movement of organisations who are committing to Net Zero.
Total Computer Networks are committed to achieving NetZero emissions by 2050
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TCN have partnered with Energise Consulting Ltd, to assist us with our sustainability journey. This partnership means we are now registered with The Net Zero Club (NZC) which a growing movement of organisations who are committing to Net Zero.

We are committed to achieving NetZero emissions by 2050.

Baseline Year : 2019

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.

The Review stage of Net Zero includes a review of our carbon emissions and is mapped to the internationally recognized GHG Protocol. This carbon data will form the baseline of our Strategy..

The GHG Protocol splits emissions into three scopes:

1.

Direct emissions from combustion of fuels such as heating & hot water within our offices & warehouse and emissions from the fuel used in our company vehicles.

2.

Indirect (Market Based) emissions.

3.

Indirect emissions from our operations split into upstream and downstream emissions, waste generated in operations, business travel, employee commuting and distribution.

SBTi validation

The above reviews ensure the information we provide in our submission to register our SBTi application is accurate. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies and financial institutions across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.

The data detailed within the tables below represents energy use and emissions for which TCN are responsible for the years ending 31st December 2019 (the baseline year) and 2021 (current year).

Baseline Emissions Footprint

Reporting Year : 2019Total (tCO2e)
EmissionsTotal (tCO2e)
Scope 128.8
Scope 214
Scope 3591.9
Scope 3 Category & Breakdown
Purchased Goods & Services318
Employee Commuting128.4
Waste generated in operations75.1
Business Travel53.7
Fuel & Energy related activities16.7
Total Emissions634.7

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year : 2021Total (tCO2e)
EmissionsTotal (tCO2e)
Scope 110.8
Scope 20*
Scope 3464
Scope 3 Category & Breakdown
Purchased Goods & Services318.9
Employee Commuting98
Waste generated in operations13
Business Travel16.6
Fuel & Energy related activities17.5
Total Emissions474.8

*Market-Based emissions relate to electricity supplier-specific emissions (location-based are electricity emissions based on the UK’s average grid mix). Where TCN use a 100% renewable electricity supplier, from a market-based perspective, our Scope 2 emissions are zero.

Emissions Reduction Targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets. We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 174.32 tCO2e by 2027.

This is a reduction of 37% in which progress against targets can be seen in the below graph:

Carbon Reduction Initiatives

Our auditors estimate that if a combination of the proposed energy efficiency actions are taken, a projected savings will amount to a percentage reduction in Scope 1 of about 0.44% and Scope 2 of about 25.83% against the 2019 baseline year and the measures will be in effect when performing the contract.

The Net Zero Hub is just one focal point for our Net Zero journey. It manages the creation & maintenance of our carbon footprint, the driving of our supply chain engagement programmes, the coordination of carbon action plans, the life-cycle assessment of products and many more. All this, whilst being aligned to the most robust international carbon standards which are always ahead of compliance. TCN are committed to the Governments sustainable technology strategy 2020 in a way that minimises our emissions and potential impact on the environment whilst providing quality solutions and services to our customers.


We aim to reduce our carbon footprint by prioritising the below measures:

  • Work only with partners / vendors whose carbon reduction & environmental strategies align with our own.
  • Work with our supply chain & distributors to improve the accuracy of pour Scope 3 Upstream and Downstream Transport & Distribution reporting to allow us to better reduce this.
  • Source environmentally friendly products, including IT Hardware, Lighting & Paper.
  • Enable our workforce to work remotely and reduce the need for workers commuting.
  • Staff are also encouraged to share vehicles or use public transport.
  • Transfer our own fleet of vehicles to hybrid & fully electric models.
  • Encourage the use of virtual technology such as Teams, zoom etc to reduce the need for business commuting.
  • Continue to explore more innovative ways to reduce and offset our emissions.


Circular IT

Where possible, we offer our customers refurbished ICT products, or products made from
recycled/recyclable materials, and products that have a low-energy consumption. We also
utilize buy-back offers on their current IT estate to be sent for recycling/refurbishing. TCN also offer a number of disposal services to our customers for any broken or redundant equipment they may have and do so in accordance with WEEE regulations.

Sustainable Deliveries

We are currently transferring our deliver vehicles to green fleet and using courier partners that
are using electric / hybrid vehicles. We decant hardware from any excess packaging so that we
can fit more devices on a pallet, therefore increasing the number of devices/orders we can fit
into one delivery van. This also ensures the excess materials are disposed of in an
environmentally friendly manner.

Monitoring our Supply Chain

TCN operate an Environmental Policy built upon ISO14001 principles and as part of our supply chain quality management, TCN request that all vendors, subcontractors and third parties that we work with have a CRP, environmental & sustainability policies and they adhere to and can provide evidence. We regularly assess our supply chain on several factors, in which changes to their environmental practices makes part of this continual assessment.

We work with Tier 1 manufacturers who proactively redesign their products with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind. These environmentally friendlier products are the first that we would look at to offer our customers as they typically hold the ENERGY STAR certification which not only saves Buyers on their energy usage but also ensures they are manufactured in a sustainable manner.

An example of some of our partners and their environmental & sustainability projects that our inline with our own goals can be found below:

Declaration & 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 standard and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting.

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) Standard.

Approval

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans. and has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors of Total Computer Networks Ltd.

Signed on behalf of Total Computer Networks Limited

Kevin Goodall, Managing Director
14/02/2024

Environmental Policy

Total Computers is committed to providing a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for its employees and minimises its potential impact on the environment. Total will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and it will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all that it does.

Total will:

  • integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of its decision-making and activities
  • promote environmental awareness among its employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner
  • train, educate and inform its employees about environmental issues that may affect their work
  • reduce waste through re-use, recycling and by purchasing recycled, recyclable or re-furbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical and suitable
  • avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, seek substitutions when feasible, and take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment when such materials must be used, stored and disposed of
  • purchase and use environmentally responsible products accordingly
  • where required by legislation or where significant health, safety or environmental hazards exist, develop and maintain appropriate emergency and spill response programmes
  • communicate its environmental commitment to clients, customers and the public and encourage them to support it
  • strive to continually improve its environmental performance and minimise the social impact and damage of activities by periodically reviewing its environmental policy in light of its current and planned future activities
  • document procedures, continuously monitor progress in environmental performance through regular measurement, review and audit, and record and control any non-conformances.