Computacenter announced that it aims to be Carbon Neutral in 2022 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions which is 5 years ahead of schedule on Wednesday.
Computacenter is a technology transformation company that has declared that it will achieve carbon neutrality for Scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2022, five years ahead of schedule.
Despite the group’s tremendous growth in scale and reach throughout that time, the group’s Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions in 2021 were roughly 74% lower than in 2019, according to Computacenter’s Sustainability Report for 2021.
Direct emissions, such as facilities, and indirect emissions, such as power utilised, are included in Scope 1 and 2 according to Computacenter.
Computacenter’s new Net Zero target, which includes Scope 3 emissions, is 2040, ten years earlier than its previous goal.
All additional indirect emissions, such as those from business transportation, as well as those from sources that Computacenter does not own or actively control, such as the supply chain and products from its technology partners, are included in Scope 3.
Solar output at Hatfield, which generated 1.8m kWh in 2021, saving around 400,000kg of annual carbon emissions, and Kerpen, which is scheduled to create 1.5m kWh in 2022, are examples of investments in new and existing facilities to reduce electricity usage.
The switch to electricity contracts from green energy suppliers and the investments aimed at reducing the use of electricity are initiatives Computacenter took over recent years to contribute to achieving the Carbon Neutral milestone in 2022.
As a result, renewable energy provided 73% of Computacenter’s electricity in 2021. This indicates Computacenter can become carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2 in 2022 with minimum carbon offsets.
Tony Conophy, Group Finance Director and Chair of Computacenter’s Climate Committee said, “Achievement of Carbon Neutral (Scopes 1 & 2) in 2022 will be a major milestone on our journey to Net Zero, based on years of carbon reduction efforts across the business that we are confident can be sustained and improved upon. We’re proud that will be one of the first companies in our industry to achieve this.”
“We’re proud of what our people have achieved to hit this milestone. We haven’t talked much about it, we’ve just delivered. We will continue to improve, invest and innovate in all areas of sustainability in line with our broader Sustainability Strategy. We’ll be the best that we can be; a company that our people, customers, partners and communities can be proud of,” added Mo Siddiqi, Computacenter’s Group Development Director.
Computacenter shares fell 2% to 2,712p on Wednesday despite the company announcing the preponement of its Carbon Neutral for Scope 1 and 2 goals.