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Our Carbon Reduction Plan

We are committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Last updated: November 2022

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Thermatic Technical FM are committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050, in line with the government target.

We are currently working to develop a full implementation plan which will allow us to bring this target further forward. All emissions reported and future plans are for Thermatic Technical FM limited, we are also working towards a wider Thermatic Group Net Zero commitment which will be published in 2023.

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: 2020 

Additional details relating to the baseline emissions calculations

Thermatic Technical FM began collecting emissions data in accordance with the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) requirement for our financial year ending 31 December 2020.  In accordance with these requirements, we have Scope 1 and 2 emissions for two reporting years and have used the first of these years as our baseline.

Full Scope 3 data has not been collected or reported for these two years as this was not required, but as per reporting guidance, vehicle emissions should be included in Scope 3 calculations.  Previously there have been complications when pulling together fleet information, due to this we cannot currently split out scope 1 and 3 emissions on vehicle emissions, however moving into 2023 Thermatic Technical FM have appointed a fleet manager to get systems in place and manage reporting more effectively.

We are unable to provide scope 3 emissions on waste disposal due to the number of different waste suppliers we have previously used. As a business we are looking into how we can get further clarity over our waste reporting.

We are in the process of gathering Scope 3 emissions data to establish a clear baseline as we work through this process, with the support of an external consultant, we will include this in our SECR report for the current financial year, ending 31 December 2023.  We have identified the methodology that we need to use to calculate each Scope 3 category and the data that we need to gather for each category required. We will base calculations on actual data as far as possible rather than average data methods to ensure we have a more accurate calculation.  For example, one of our initiatives is to run a survey to identify how our office teams travel to work so we can both report on this, but also challenge and support changes in behaviour to be more efficient.

We have used the SECR data for the year ending 31 December 2020 as a baseline for Scope 1 and 2 but as our operations were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and organisational changes due to acquisitions and group office refurbishments, we intend to recalculate our baseline emissions to reflect a full year of our usual operations, including the required Scope 3 categories of emissions.

Baseline year emissions: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
SCOPE 1 15,768.45
SCOPE 2 19,576.21
SCOPE 3 (INCLUDING SOURCES) TBC – Part of fuel usage on scope 1

Current emissions reporting

Reporting year: to 31 December 20

Baseline year emissions: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021
SCOPE 1 18,389.71
SCOPE 2 33,373.33
SCOPE 3 (INCLUDING SOURCES) TBC – Part of fuel usage on scope 1


* Due to changes within the business during 2022 through acquisition and office adjustments, we are working with an independent consultant to provide a thorough breakdown of our 2022 emissions, which we intend to publish prior to September 2023. Through this engagement, we may revise our baseline data and report at Thermatic Group level to support our overall carbon reduction strategy.

Emissions reduction targets

To continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets. We will reduce our carbon emissions from Scope 1 and 2 emissions to achieve NetZero by 2050 and will put in place interim targets to ensure sufficient progress is made.

Whilst we are working towards a net zero target, we have seen an increase in our reported carbon emissions of 16,418.38 tCO2e (a 46.4% increase) from our base year to the current year.  This, however, is not a true representation of the impact of our carbon reduction projects and is a result of having been able to capture data for emission sources, where gaps had previously been identified. Consequently, with the additional emission sources we are unable to report progress against our base year on a like for like basis.

We are aware that there are still some gaps in our reportable scope 1, 2 and 3 emission and will be working to fill these gaps over the next few months, where the data is available. This, along with the wider group changes within 2022/23, means we will need to recalculate our baseline and expect to use 2022-23 as our new baseline for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in line with our independent consultants recommendations.

Once we have a firm baseline established, we intend to bring forward our target date for achieving NetZero from 2050.  We will put interim emissions reduction targets in place to ensure that we are on track to achieve our agreed target date.

Carbon reduction projects

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2020 baseline. Whilst we understand these projects have led to a reduction in carbon emissions, we are unable to quantify the extent as we no longer have a like for like scenario. Re-baselining in 2022/23 will enable us to quantify the measures in effect when performing the contract.

Completed carbon reduction initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the start of our baseline year, including:

  • Appointed a Fleet Manager to provide further efficiency into our vehicle stock and planning around the potential for electric vehicles where we can still deliver our core business services around planned and reactive maintenance.
  • Upgraded our vehicle trackers to enhance the level of data available, allowing us to monitor, measure and act to improve efficiencies.
  • Where applicable, our office utility meters have been upgraded to provide half hourly interval data for us to access and review.
  • Initiated working with our independent consultant. This is to include gathering data to inform our baseline scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions and produce a more detailed report focused on scope 3 emissions.
  • Upgraded our office lighting to LED.
  • Consolidated our group office locations and sought a reduction in footprint to reduce the size of our overall estate.
  • Facilitated the recycling and re-use of IT hardware through working with local charities.
  • Installed EV charging points at our Salford office.
  • Invested in technology led engineering scheduling to support efficiency through travel planning.

Planned carbon reduction initiatives 

Over the next 12 months we plan to build on our existing knowledge and understanding by implementing the following projects:

  • Identify gaps in scope 1, 2 and 3 reportable carbon emissions. Establish methodology for capturing any missing data sources and recalculate baseline emissions for 2022/23.
  • Provided better guidance for our members on understanding the impact of digital carbon footprint and support them in improving their environmental sustainability and plans towards net zero.
  • As we refurbish an addition unit for our expansion, we will have environmental considerations as a priority including reusing and recycling furniture.
  • We look to support our team members through a cycle to work scheme, with salary sacrifice.
  • We are finalising a salary sacrifice scheme to promote electric and hybrid vehicles for our team members
  • Develop a route map for achieving net zero to include:
    • achievable GHG reduction targets that support our members in achieving their targets
    • measure and report progress
    • identification of cost-effective emission reduction opportunities and commitment to required changes in operations to deliver them
    • identification and management of climate-related risks to our business
    • identification and utilization of carbon removal schemes (such as tree planting) after full reduction strategies have been applied.
  • Set organisation-wide carbon emissions reduction targets supported by interim targets
  • Provide support for the sector in understanding the carbon impact of services
  • Provide Carbon literacy training to key staff
  • In the longer term we will be exploring a range of initiatives including Science Based Targets and 
  •  which will be public statements about our credentials and commitment to achieving Net Zero

More broadly we will be looking to align with the principles of the ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems standard and will review operations against the standard to identify any compliance gaps. We will continue to work with procurement to understand how to better embed environmental sustainability in procurement processes and contract terms and conditions; and ensure that our own suppliers are able to demonstrate their commitment to achieving net zero by 2050.

Declaration and sign off

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in line with PPN 06/21 and in accordance with 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 (where available) in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard.

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors.

This statement was signed on behalf Jack Prady, MD of Thermatic Technical FM

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