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CopperJax's Carbon Reduction plans

A response to a growing concern.

In the current discussion on sustainability and environmental stewardship, carbon reports serve as pivotal documents outlining an organisation‘s carbon footprint, emissions and mitigation strategies.

These reports are instrumental in fostering transparency, accountability and informed decision-making. As concerns about climate change intensify globally, they are an increasingly important tool for gauging progress towards emission reduction goals, aligning with regulatory frameworks and embracing a low-carbon future.

At its core, a carbon report encapsulates the quantification and disclosure of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to an entity‘s operations, encompassing direct emissions from internal activities and indirect emissions associated with the organisation‘s supply chain, energy consumption, transportation and waste management.

By delineating emissions across scopes as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, carbon reports provide a comprehensive overview of an entity‘s environmental impact and its interconnectedness with broader systems

De-carbonisation as an investment method

In the context of financial markets and investor relations, carbon reports are assuming aheightened importance as investors increasingly scrutinise environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors to inform investment decisions and to mitigate risks associated with climate change.

ESG-conscious investors utilise carbon reports as crucial indicators of a company‘s resilience to climate-related disruptions, regulatory scrutiny and market volatility, thereby influencing capital allocation. In essence, carbon reports represent more than just a regulatory requirement; they embody a paradigm shift towards sustainable business practices, climate resilience, and global collaboration in addressing one of the most significant challenges of our time. They are vital tools for innovation and ensuring a transition to a low-carbon economy for a healthier planet.

Commitment to achieving Net Zero.

Copper Jax Contract Maintenance Ltd is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2034.

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 : 1 August 2022 – 31 July 2023

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions Calculations.

Copper Jax Ltd have been collecting emissions data for the past tweleve months for the purpose of their first Carbon report for the year 2022/23. This data has been verified by ESG PRO Limited. The data evidence is required by PPN06/21.

Baseline year emissions: Carbon emissions for Baseline Year 2022/23 are as follows

EmissionsTOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 (direct emissions - fossil fuels)266.92
Scope 2 (indirect emissions - electricity consumption)9.56
Scope 3 Categories included: Category 5: Waste, Category 6: Business Travel, and Category 7: Employee commuting 24.88
Total Emissions301.36

Emissions reductions targets

In order to continue our progress toward achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets. We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next ten years to 60 tCO2e by 2034. This is a reduction of 80%. Should the company decide to offset the remaining emissions, it will do so by obtaining a certified Gold Standard carbon offsets, which should be part of a certified carbon neutrality programme, in accordance with the requirements of PAS 2060:2014.

Carbon Reduction Projects

Measures to date:

1. Replacement of vehicle fleet (diesel and petrol) when the leases end, with hybrid or EVs.

2. Installed LED lighting on all premises.

3. Use energy and battery-saving modes on all electronic devices.

4. Adopt cloud-based software for storing account information and reduce paper records.

5. Recycling of all our printer toners through a specialised service company.

6. Eliminated usage of plastic water bottles/cups – staff have been supplied with ceramic drinking mugs

7. Exchanged paper towels in the kitchen for reusable fabric towels.

We are also working towards:

1. Switching to an electricity provider who is a 100% renewable energy supplier.

2. Implementing a paper usage reduction policy, to reduce printing, waste and go paperless by the end of 2030.

3. Introducing an optimised workload distribution system, to cut down on the need for travel and commute.

4. Gradually reduce business travel in vehicles with internal combustion engines to 0, where possible. Use of green hotels.

5. Developing a strategy to curb the rise of Scope 3 emissions in the future, by implementing careful consideration of emissions that may be introduced through the supply chain.

6. Swop to fair trade tea coffee and domestic supplies.

In the future, we hope to implement further measures such as:

1. Set up an employee carbon reduction focus group.

2. Establish procurement working group to look at sustainable sourcing of construction materials and parts which have low embodied carbon.

3. Install solar panels on premises where possible (for leased offices).

4. Improve insulation in premises where possible (for leased offices).

5. Install double-glazed windows in offices, for energy conservation (for leased offices).

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