Carbon Reduction Plan

Supplier name: Appvia

Publication date: 15th December 2023

Appvia is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

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.

Emissions Reduction Targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets.

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 38.8 tCO2e by 2028. This is a reduction of 18.5%. We will review our emissions annually against our 2023 baseline.

Progress against these targets can be seen in the chart below:

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2023 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
  • Introducing remote and hybrid work policies reducing staff commuting CO2e
  • Giving employees access to the Cycle to Work scheme which encourages the use of environmentally friendly travel
  • Employees are enrolled in the pension scheme which invests in a Smart Sustainable Growth Fund
  • Actively promote ‘video conferencing’ as a means of reducing travelling / hybrid working arrangements in place 
  • Installation of energy efficient devices, and therefore carbon reducing equipment, throughout Company premises

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

  • Working towards a B Corp certification 
  • Reducing Scope 1 & 2 Energy usage by 6.7% each year by keeping office thermostat set to 19°C, ensuring all electrical appliances are switched off when not in use and switching off lights when not needed.
  • Reducing Scope 3 Teleworking emissions by delivering employee engagement communication to encourage staff to commute using public transport rather than car and to switch to renewable energy for those working from home.
  • Reducing Scope 3 Business travel emissions by 3.3% each year by prioritising business travel by train rather than plane where possible.
  • Prioritising partnerships with suppliers who have a sustainability focus to become Net Zero
  • Logging employee business travel for more accurate carbon emission assessments 
  • Reducing carbon emissions in the Appvia office including moving to eco-friendly cleaning products
  • 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

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