Energy and carbon reduction

Carbon Management Plan (2020-24) &
2020 Annual Emissions Report

Our Carbon Management Plan underpins SOCOTEC’s own commitment to reducing our environmental impact by achieving Carbon ‘Net Zero’ by 2050 at the latest.

SOCOTEC UK is committed to achieving the UK Government target of ‘Net zero’ by 2050 and is actively taking steps to reduce our Greenhouse Gas emissions.  We aim to work towards this by reducing annual scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 16.7% by 2024, and 53.3% by 2035 from a 2019 base year.

An initial baseline assessment of our Greenhouse Gas inventory for scope 1 and 2 emissions has been provided, accounting for 6770.9 tonnes in the 2019 calendar year. From this baseline, science-based targets are set consistent with a linear absolute reduction approach, equivalent to a minimum of 3.33% annual reduction over a 30-year period to meet ‘Net Zero’ by 2050. Screening estimates for certain scope 3 emissions categories for SOCOTEC UK are outlined to identify main areas of supply and value chain emissions to prioritise data collection and develop a more comprehensive GHG inventory.

The period 2020 to 2024 sets the timeline for our first carbon management plan and outlines the company’s strategy to achieve our interim target. A long-term carbon reduction target for 2035 frames the direction of travel and allows for the development of our longer-term carbon reduction strategy.     

Finally, we provide an annual emissions report for the 2020 calendar year compared to 2019 baseline figures.