Carbon Footprint Policy Statement

Last updated May 18, 2022

Supplier name: Appvia

Publication date: 27th July 2022

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Appvia is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2023. 

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.

Carbon Reduction support 

Scope 1: Direct GHG emissions

Monitoring

Appvia is a Software solutions company specializing in making cloud migration simple and secure.  We have no direct GHG emissions. We are exploring the use of electric vehicles for our employees and would track the CO2 impact via a Carbon Footprint Calculator and report back monthly.

Reduction

Appvia employees would be encouraged to use a renewable energy provider for charging vehicles at home. Vehicles would not be provided by the company; employees would be offered a loan similar to the bike scheme.  

Scope 2: Indirect GHG Emissions

Monitoring

Appvia utilizes the Carbon Footprint Calculator to calculate the volume of indirect emissions produced.  Appvia uses Electricity from Bulb which uses fully renewable energy and therefore produces 0 emissions.  

Whilst we contribute to some emissions through employees’ business travel/flights we try to offset this by using carbon offsetting including tree planting etc.  We are reviewing other carbon offsetting initiatives.  

Reduction

Appvia encourages employees and suppliers to switch energy providers to renewable energy sources where available.  

Scope 3: Value chain GHG Emissions

Monitoring

Appvia tracks its value chain where possible using the Carbon Footprint Calculator. However, we recognise this is a small proportion of the Public Datacentre usage for the services we implement.

Where Datacentres remain in operations for our clients we recommend the use of the Microsoft Sustainability Calculator. You can read more about this initiative here.

We support our clients in assessing Public Cloud Providers carbon footprint and selecting an appropriate provider that will contribute to their GHG reduction targets.

Our waste provider works towards a circular economy. Anything they can't recycle is used to generate green energy. 

Business travel/flights are also an item we will be monitoring although usage currently is very low.  

Reduction

Appvia’s services primarily utilise Cloud technology and we support organisations in migrating from their datacentres to Cloud. This enables them to exit their Datacentres, which are responsible for 1% of global energy consumption. Migrating to Cloud can reduce the total IT GHG by 6% (which varies greatly depending on the IT estate).

Hyperscale Cloud Datacentres can achieve an 98% increase in energy efficiency compared to on-premise datacentres. However, this is also impacted by the architecture implemented in the target Cloud provider.

We support our clients with energy efficient cloud architectures, for example by right-sizing cloud resources and services which are utilised only on-demand through automated spin-up and spin-down.

We will be looking for a flight/travel company with green credentials to ensure any emissions through travel are offset.

Emissions reduction targets

In order to continue to maintain our Net Zero position, we will be monitoring and measuring all emissions activity.  We are a scaling business but will be continuing to look at ways to offset any carbon emissions as we grow.  We will review the position again in 6 months time against our 2021 baseline.  

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2021 baseline. The carbon emission reduction achieved by these schemes equate to 2tCO2e and the measures will be in effect when performing the contract

Appvia’s services primarily ship applications quickly and securely across multiple clouds so companies can get the most out of their Cloud teams with Developer self-service. Using cloud technology is a more energy efficient way of storing data. This energy efficiency is achieved by innovating at a scale that is unattainable to most businesses and includes liquid immersion cooling, hydrogen fuel cells and algorithms.

Actions developed to date include:

  • Integration of environmental issues into all aspects of the decision making processes
  • Sustainable sourcing Purchasing Policy
  • Actively promote ‘video conferencing’ as a means of reducing travelling / hybrid working arrangements in place 
  • Introduced remote and hybrid work policies, reducing staff commuting CO2e
  • Installation of energy efficient devices, and therefore carbon reducing equipment throughout Company premises
  • Encouraging vehicle sharing where possible
  • Encouraging the use of public transport wherever practical
  • Purchased larger recycling bins which are in place and increased our ability to recycle more efficiently
  • Re-use of corporate devices for new staff, reducing the device production CO2e

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

  • Comply with all current energy legislation, seeking to meet or better legislative targets. 
  • Continue to promote recycling, and the use of recycled products to help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
  • Continue to promote environmental awareness and responsibility amongst our employees, suppliers, and others and seek to continuously improve Company environmental performance. 
  • Continue to actively promote ‘video conferencing as a means of reducing traveling. 
  • Evaluate the potential benefits of carbon off-setting and research carbon offsetting projects
  • Investigating whether we can offer facilities to help staff purchase electric cars.

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 use 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 (or equivalent management body).

Signed on behalf of the Supplier:

Jay Keshur

Chief Operating Officer