Carbon Reduction Plan

Supplier name: AlphaBiolaboratories Ltd
Publication date: 04/07/24

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

AlphaBiolabs is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2043.

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.

Baseline Year: 2022-23
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations

AlphaBiolabs had originally collected emissions data between March 2021 and February 2022 to set a baseline, however full scope 3 emission data was not collected or reported when this baseline was set. Following collection of further scope 3 emission data, the baseline has been reset using data from April 2022 – April 2023. All relevant scope 3 emissions have now been included in the baseline.

Scope 3 categories included in our baseline emissions calculations are as follows:

Category 1 Purchased Goods and Services Included
Category 2 Capital Goods Not required, included in Category 1
Category 3 Fuel and Energy Related Activities Not Included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 Included
Category 4 Upstream Transportation and Distribution Not required, included in Category 1
Category 5 Waste Generated in Operations Included
Category 6 Business Travel Included
Category 7 Employee Commuting/Home Working Included
Category 8 Upstream Leased Assets N/A
Category 9 Downstream Transportation and Distribution Included
Category 10 Processing of Sold Products N/A
Category 11 Use of Sold Products N/A
Category 12 End-of-life Treatment of Sold Products Included
Category 13 Downstream Leased Assets N/A
Category 14 Franchises N/A
Category 15 Investments N/A
Baseline year emissions: 2022-2023
EMISSIONS TOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 39.3
Scope 2 103.5
Scope 3
(Included Sources)
1075.7
Total Emissions 1218.5

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2023 – 2024
EMISSIONS TOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 45.1
Scope 2 53.6
Scope 3
(Included Sources)
1065.3
Total Emissions 1164

Emissions reduction targets

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

We will reduce our carbon emissions to achieve NetZero by 2043 and will put in place interim targets to ensure sufficient progress is made.

We project that carbon emissions will decrease to 913 tCO2e by 2028. This is a reduction of 25% from the baseline year.

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

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented to date, and the measures will be in effect when performing the contract. The measures taken have resulted in a 4.5% reduction in carbon emissions from the baseline year.

Carbon reduction initiatives implemented to date:

  • Launched a hybrid approach to working for office-based staff
  • Launched a hybrid approach to board and management meetings
  • Light sensors
  • Increased recycling capability across sites
  • Turning off laboratory equipment/monitors/computers when not in use
  • Installation of instant hot water dispensers
  • Reduction in paper-based systems
  • Online client meetings
  • 100% of waste generated on site is diverted away from landfill
  • LED lighting
  • Creation of environmental champions across the business
  • Introduction of ‘Bike to Work’ scheme for employees
  • Sourcing some of our energy from green energy suppliers
  • Increasing requirement for suppliers to have, or be working to, ISO 14001

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

  • ISO 14001 Environmental certification in 2024
  • Review of appliances for energy efficiency
  • Review and assessment of heating processes
  • Reduced business travel
  • Increasing the adoption of electric company lease vehicles
  • Targets and incentives for teams across the business to reduce waste
  • Sourcing all energy from green energy suppliers
  • Promotion of lift share
  • Improvements to light sensors to reduce lighting used in low use areas
  • Banning of portable heaters

Actions and measures for carbon reduction will be subject to review every 12 months as a minimum and this plan will be subject to republication on an annual basis.

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 standard1 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting2.

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) Standard3.

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).

 

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