TPP Carbon Reduction Plan
Commitment to achieving Net Zero
TPP is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. TPP recognises and understands the importance of protecting the environment in which we operate. We are fully committed to minimising the impact that running our business has on the environment and we encourage our clients, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.
We comply with all relevant legislative, regulatory and other environmental requirements in order to act in a socially responsible manner and we strive to continuously improve our environmental performance to protect the environment and prevent pollution from our business activities.
Baseline Emissions Footprint
Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases produced in the past and are those gases produced prior to the introduction of any strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured however the first two years of monitoring these emissions, we were in the middle of a global pandemic when meant that travel (flights, diesel and petrol) were distinctly lower than in a normal operating year. We have included these figures however amended the baseline year to be 2022 when travel etc is a possibility once again. Upstream and downstream transportation and distribution is not applicable due to the company creating software rather than physical products.
2021 Emissions Footprint
Current Year Emissions Footprint
Emissions Reduction Targets
Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives
TPP operates a defined Environmental Management System (EMS) and has an environmental management team that meet annually to discuss the company’s current environmental policies, previous years objectives and whether they were met, as well as agreeing objectives and goals for the following 12 months.
We are also externally certified against ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management Systems, ensuring our approach to the environment meets the highest possible international standards. We create and publish an annual Carbon Footprint Report.
TPP’s Net Zero goal is supported through a number of different initiatives. We strive to use local businesses and suppliers in our supply chain in order to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the goods and services we provide. Employees are encouraged to walk and cycle to work, supported by a cycle to work scheme and a 5-mile radius that staff are encouraged to live in. For those employees who travel by car, Electric Vehicle Chargers are provided on site.
The modern office utilises energy efficient technology, such as automatic (LED) lighting to ensure no lights are left on unless necessary and a natural ventilation system, pulling fresh air into the office from outside ensures that there is no need for energy-intensive air conditioning to be used around the office regardless of the temperature. Old digital devices are regularly donated and those that are no longer usable are recycled in order to combat ‘e-waste’. The Travel to Work survey that is annually submitted monitor’s how staff travel to work and if there are any improvements that can be made whether that is encouraging car sharing or promoting the local bus routes. The refuse and recycling company we use are a 0% to landfill company which means none of the company waste is sent to landfill including the non-recyclable waste.
Carbon Reduction Projects
The current goals include planting more trees on site at the TPP office, increasing the number of electric car chargers and potentially re-wilding some of the green spaces around the office.
As part of our commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions, we are committing to invest in a project, such as rainforest conservation, in order to offset the carbon emissions, we do produce.
For those employees who must travel using personal vehicles, we have installed electric vehicle chargers onsite to encourage staff to invest in an electric or hybrid vehicle when upgrading their current car. We are also aiming to roll out an electric car salary sacrifice scheme to all employees within the next 12 months.
We are striving to reduce mileage and time spent travelling by doing as much as possible remotely via video calls and other virtual platforms rather than travelling as extensively as we have in the past.
We hope to implement further measures such as increasing the amount of electric vehicle charging points and continuing to monitor our EMS, updating this as and when necessary.
We project that carbon emissions will decrease to 1000 tCO2e by 2030. This is a reduction of 37% of the emissions of 2022. Progress against these targets can be seen in the graph below:
Declaration and Sign Off
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standards 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 .
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors.