SMART targets

Our Environmental Objectives are reviewed on an annual basis as part of our Environmental Management System.

Reduce Out of Hours Energy Consumption

Out-of-hours energy audits will be undertaken to identify opportunities for reducing our energy baseload at our main sites. 

Reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions to net zero

A Carbon Reduction strategy is currently under development to prioritise projects for reducing our carbon emissions. This will include investigation into exciting renewable projects such a solar farms, solar car ports, heat pumps and wind turbines as well as improvements to the fabric of our buildings. 

Reduce carbon emissions associated with fleet owned vehicles by 20% using 2018/19 as a baseline

The majority of fleet vehicles are now electric. As of 2021/22 we have already made a 34% reduction.

Increase on site recycling to 50%

On site recycling for 2020/21 was 38%. To achieve this target, food recycling will be rolled out, disposable packaging and cups significantly reduced and reverse vending machines introduced.

Biodiversity Improvements: Increase Pollinator Patches across all sites from 560m2 to 800m2

There are pollinator patches at Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street. Further areas will be added in 2023 at Buxton, Kedleston Road and Chesterfield.

Reduce Emissions from refrigerants by removing all R22 fluorinated Gas from HVAC

We currently still have 24.66kg of R22 remaining in our systems. This is currently well managed and checked regularly for leaks in line with legislation. However, R22 is a particularly harmful refrigerant and we are therefore planning to remove it completely to eliminate the risk of harmful releases to the atmosphere.