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Carbon Reduction Plan

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Synalogik Innovative Solution Limited 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.

This is the first time that Synalogik have been required to complete a Carbon Reduction Plan and therefore the first time the business has been required to calculate our Baseline Emissions. It is on this basis that we will not populate the table below, as per the document’s instructions, and use the calculations for Q1 2022 as our baseline.

 Current Emissions Reporting

 

Reporting Year: Q1 of 2022
EMISSIONSTOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 11.53 (mtCO2e)
Scope 20.36 (mtCO2e)
Scope 3

(Included Sources)

3.83 (mtCO2e)

 

Total Emissions5.72 (mtCO2e)

 

Customer Carbon Footprint Tool – Cloud Platform (AWS)

Jan 2021 – Jan 2022

Your carbon emissions summary

Compares your carbon emissions with on-premises computing equivalents

Your emission savings

Your emissions by geography

 

 

Your emissions by services

 

Path to 100% renewable energy

Based on your current AWS usage, this chart represents projected changes in your yearly emissions as AWS works towards its goal of powering our operations with 100% renewable energy.

 

Emissions reduction targets

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

  • Car share where possible – mandate managers to speak to their teams about this
  • Use public transport where travel is necessary
  • For short journeys; walk or cycle – Synalogik is investigating cycle to work schemes for our staff
  • Reduce the number of flights the business takes
  • Continue to encourage our staff to work from home wherever possible.
  • Encourage staff to use a low emission vehicles.
  • When staff stay in a hotel – turn the lights and air-conditioning off when you leave your hotel room, and ask for your room towels to be washed every other day, rather than every day
  • Reduce AWS or other cloud costs, noting that they are intrinsically linked to the amount of carbon used by the cloud provider, as much as possible. This will be achieved by incorporating new code changes which mean platforms only turn on when required and don’t remain idle and containerising our tech stack so that only those components needed are switched on for any process to be completed.

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 5.434 mtCO2e by 2027. This is a reduction of 5%

Progress against these targets will be seen in the graph below, once the data is available to Synalogik:

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The commitments we have made in the section on Emission Reduction Targets has been made into an internal project workstream, owned by our Chief Operating Officer (COO) which will oversight at Board level, such is our commitment to reduce our Carbon emissions. Synalogik will report on progress on a quarterly basis.

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

Computing systems necessarily spend a large amount of time idly waiting for human or other system interaction. By leveraging the advances in Cloud Computing we are working to introduce an automated “scale-to-zero” operating policy that will turn off all idle systems. Our current focus is eliminating unused compute in our application layer, which is also where most of the waste resides. Reducing the waste in the database layer will require new technology for which we have already begun developing prototypes. With systems that exist only when there is actual usage, we will minimise our carbon footprint.

Declaration and Sign Off

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standard 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[1] and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting[2].

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[3].

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:

Andrew Booth – Chief Operations Officer

Date: 24th April 2022

[1]https://ghgprotocol.org/corporate-standard

[2]https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-conversion-factors-for-company-reporting

[3]https://ghgprotocol.org/standards/scope-3-standard