Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) 

GHG Emissions (tCO2e) 2023 2022 2021
Direct emissions - Scope 1
Direct emissions - Scope 2
Total Scope 1 & 2 emissions 282.17 235.9 231.70
Intensity ratio (tCO2e/£M) 55.3 60.5 73.5
Total UK energy usage (kWh) 1,008,789 988,144 958,472

SECR Statement
We measure and report our energy and carbon data across the whole of our operations, giving comprehensive data to authenticate the environmental impact of the Company. Our SECR statement is made on a wholly voluntary basis which underlines our "green" ambitions and responsible business practices. It includes all emission sources required under the 2019 regulations for the financial year ended 31st December 2023.

Scope 1 emissions arise predominantly from the diesel used in company vehicles, plant and equipment. Other Scope 1 emissions include the gas used to heat the premises, accounting for 1% of such emissions. Scope 2 emissions arise from the purchase of electricity from the grid.

The carbon intensity ratio we have chosen is the best reflection of our total activity across all our operations and is based on the total turnover of the Company. Our carbon intensity ratio for the year ended 31st December 2023 is 55.3 tCO2e per £Million of turnover, highlighting a decrease of 25% since 2021. We have installed LED lighting and switched to green tariff energy contracts to reduce our emissions. As we have conducted a solar PV feasibility study and are looking at alternative fuels, there should be an absolute reduction in the future.

We are currently developing a Net Zero strategy with interim targets so that we can monitor our performance across all departments. We are continuing to engage with our suppliers to measure the indirect carbon in our entire value chain (Scope 3) so that we can develop effective plans to report and then reduce our total carbon footprint in future periods.

To calculate the carbon emissions, we have used the emission factors from the UK Government’s GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting 2023. One of the requirements of the SECR regulations is to report our total UK energy use in kilowatt hours (kWh); for this we have used the 2023 conversion factors referred to above. The Scope 1 and 2 emissions reported are for all operational facilities under our control and for which we have direct management responsibility and have been calculated on a "location" basis.