Carbon Reduction Plan.

Company/Organisation Name: Altia

Company Registration Number: SC228451

Publish Date: June 2023

1. Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Altia is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2035.

2. 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. We have chosen our baseline year to be 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2021.

Baseline Year: 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2021

Additional details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations:

No previous reporting available.

Emissions Total (tCO2e)
Scope 1 12.781
Scope 2 (market-based) 31.865
Scope 3 including:

  • Purchased Goods & Services
  • Capital Goods
  • Fuel & Energy Related Services
  • Business Travel
  • Transportation & Distribution (Downstream)
  • Transportation & Distribution (Upstream)
  • Employee Commuting & Home Working
  • Operational Waste & Water
327.622
Total Emissions 372.268

3. Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 01/01/2022 – 31/12/2022

Emissions Total (tCO2e)
Scope 1 9.284
Scope 2 (market based) 12.251
Scope 3 including:

  • Purchased Goods & Services
  • Capital Goods
  • Fuel & Energy Related Services
  • Business Travel
  • Transportation & Distribution (Downstream)
  • Transportation & Distribution (Upstream)
  • Employee Commuting & Home Working
  • Operational Waste & Water
665.786
Total Emissions 687.321

This equates to a Carbon Intensity per employee of 9.68 tCO2e based upon 71 employees during the measurement period (using market-based emissions).

Reporting Year: 01/01/2023 – 31/12/2023

Emissions Total (tCO2e)
Scope 1 TBC
Scope 2 (market-based) TBC
Scope 3 including:

  • Purchased Goods & Services
  • Capital Goods
  • Fuel & Energy Related Services
  • Business Travel
  • Transportation & Distribution (Downstream)
  • Transportation & Distribution (Upstream)
  • Employee Commuting & Home Working
  • Operational Waste & Water
TBC
Total Emissions TBC

4. Emissions reduction targets

Altia is committed to achieving Net Zero by 2035.

To progress towards Net Zero, this plan sets carbon reduction targets for the 7-year period to 2030. During this time, targets will be set for the remaining period to ensure Net Zero will be achieved by our target date.

We are aiming to reduce our absolute carbon emissions by at least 90% from our baseline year or achieve (and maintain) a carbon intensity metric of <1 tonne CO2e per employee, whichever comes soonest. This is in line with science-based Net Zero targets. To keep ourselves on track with these long-term targets, we have set the following near-term goals:
● Reduce our Scope 1 & 2 emissions to zero by 2030.
● Reduce our Scope 3 emissions by 30% from our baseline year by 2026.
● Reduce our Scope 3 emissions by 50% from our baseline year by 2030.

5. Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed, or implemented, since the baseline.

Activity Completion Date Scope
Commit to measuring carbon footprint of business activities year on year to gain an understanding of pinch points and regularly be making efficient and direct improvements to reduce these emissions. 2022 1,2,3
Created a Team to lead and collaborate on initiatives. This team has been made up of members of different departments to support the role out of initiatives and management of data, this includes sharing and collaborating throughout the organisation. 2023 1,2,3
As part of our ESG Strategy, the organisation recognises that the following sustainable development goals are aligned.
• 5: Gender Equality – Altia continues to work towards a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
• 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – The Altia platform unlocks productivity within law enforcement agencies and private sector organisations worldwide.
• 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure – Altia’s products are used in developing countries (e.g. Columbia) to improve the governance of their financial and legal institutions.
• 13: Climate Action – we have committed to achieving Net Zero by 2035 by continuing to work on our carbon reduction plan.
• 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Altia’s platform supports law enforcement around financial crime, lessening the impact of bribery and corruption. 100% of UK Police forces currently use some element of our product suite.
2022 1,2,3
We have implemented and maintain sustainable practices in our operations including:

  • Reducing waste by promoting a paper-free environment
  • Increasing recycling by working with sustainable waste management suppliers
  • Reducing energy consumption through our IT equipment procurement process
  • Implementation of Electric Vehicle company car policy
2022 1,2,3
Our 2023 company goal included an objective for each individual within the business to be able to demonstrate the impact that they have had on our new ESG Strategy (launched May 2023).  To support this, we also implemented the onHand app across the Group for volunteering and sustainable action missions and pledges.

We monitor engagement/impact on a weekly basis.

2023 1,3

 

Future Carbon Reduction Plans

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

Reduction Plans – Scope 1 & Scope 2

Activity Target Date % Reduction Target Category
Planning for larger cost management such as an efficient boiler system or consider moving to premises without gas heating. 2024 100% Stationary Combustion
We will implement behaviour change initiatives within the workplace for reduction of emissions, including clear messaging for turning off lights, monitors, computers, and other electrical appliances where appropriate. 2024 20% Purchased Electricity
Implement energy efficiency measures to reduce the overall amount of electricity consumed at sites.
Examples of reduction measures include upgrading lighting, introducing more sensor lighting, installing timers on sockets/equipment.
Also review and renew inefficient equipment (when at end of life), and actively consider the energy efficiency of equipment when new purchases are required (e.g. laptops, fridges, dishwashers).
2025 10% Purchased Electricity
We/landlord to procure a 100% renewable electricity tariff. This change will reduce market-based emissions 2023 100% (market-based) Purchased Electricity
To completely reduce market and location-based energy emissions to zero, install on-site renewable energy generation technologies such as solar PV panels, solar heating, heat pumps (following an energy audit to assess feasibility and payback periods), to generate 100% of heating and energy demand.

This change will reduce location-based emissions.

2028 100% (location-based) Purchased Electricity

 

We also aim to implement the further initiatives below to reduce Scope 3 emissions:

Reduction Plans – Scope 3

Activity Target Date % Reduction Target Category
Consider training and engagement for the leadership, and the wider employee base.

Certified Carbon Literacy Training for all applicable to roll out to further workforce and share with externals where appropriate.

2024 5% Commuting & Homeworking, Purchased Goods & Services, Capital Goods, Business Travel
Create spaces for environmentally positive / sustainability conversations (internal comms, newsletters, slack, Teams etc).

Share environmental goals and objectives with suppliers, employees, board members and customers. 

2023 5% Commuting & Home Working, Purchased Goods & Services, Capital Goods, Business Travel
Implement a Sustainable Procurement Policy.

Develop and monitor procurement policy for all new suppliers to align to Net Zero goals.

2024 20% Purchased Goods & Services, Capital Goods
Encourage suppliers to adopt sustainable practices and improve their own carbon footprint through supplier engagement, procurement policies and contracts, and monitoring reporting mechanisms.

Commit to a Sustainability Audit or Survey to request further information regarding credentials.

2027 20% Purchased Goods & Services, Capital Goods
Ensure regular maintenance of all assets to minimise the need for unnecessary / early replacements and extend the lifespan of goods. 2023 5% Capital Goods
Review logistics partners/couriers and utilise Sustainable Procurement Policy. Work with providers to gather their emissions data, and/or switch to lower-carbon providers. 2025 20% Upstream Distribution, Downstream Distribution
Improve access to recycling stations around all premises and use signage to increase recycling of all waste types. 2023 5% Waste & Water
Choose a waste provider with strong waste-to-energy credentials. 2023 20% Waste & Water
Prioritise purchasing from local suppliers to limit delivery mileage. 2024 10% Upstream Distribution, Downstream Distribution
Develop and implement a Sustainable Travel Policy to support environmental impact of choices when travelling, staying in hotels and commuting. The priorities within this policy will support active travel and low emission travel options where appropriate.

Utilise the emissions travel hierarchy –

  • Digital communication
  • Walking & wellbeing
  • Cycling
  • Public and shared transport
  • Public and shared EV’s and car sharing
  • ICE vehicles and car sharing
  • Air Travel
2027 15% Business Travel
Educate employees on the benefits of choosing 100% renewable energy, EVs and other sustainable practices at home. 2024 10% Commuting & Homeworking