Supporting the UK Government initiative to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, we began measuring our carbon footprint in 2008 and have continued to work towards using energy efficiently and where possible reduce our operational carbon footprint. We elected to use 2015 as the baseline year in conjunction with our energy management system which is certified to ISO50001.
Antalis, like so many other similar businesses has limited opportunities to effect energy and carbon emission reduction. The ability to install renewable energy sources (ground source heat pumps, biomass boilers using waste wood fuel such as pallets, solar panels and heat exchanges) are not always viable for leased premises. Opportunities are suitable and applicable to aspects the company can control and influence and include the energy performance and the carbon emissions associated with:
Carbon emissions have decreased overall from 2015 – 2018 by 23% and 2017 to 2018 by 17%. A proportion of savings have been achieved by changes in the fossil fuel mix in the UK and carbon dioxide emissions factors. The most significant factor in 2018 was the transition to renewable energy and carbon offset gas. The emissions from electricity are decreased by 90% in conjunction with a slight decrease in consumption.