Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Microlink PC (UK) 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.

Baseline year 2021
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emiisions calculations.
We have calculated Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions from financial data related to Invoices paid for Power and Fuel consumables
at standard conversion factors in the Company’s Financial Year ending 31 July 2021.

We have carried out a broad assessment of Scope 3 emissions on a proportionate basis at this time.
Baseline year emissions:
Scope 1 17
Scope 2 17
Scope 3 (Included Sources) 300
Total Emissions 334

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting year: 2022
Scope 1 11.895
Scope 2 16.841
Scope 3 (Included Sources) 135.0642
Total Emissions 163.8002

Current Emissions Reporting

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

  • Installation of solar panels on the roof of Microlink House, with batteries on hand to store excess energy generated.
  • Installation of more energy efficient insulation throughout Microlink House, which will decrease the amount of heat energy lost, especially through the winter months.
  • Continuing to encourage a hybrid work system, to reduce the emissions of those working from Microlink House.

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next three years to 138 tCO2e by 2026. This will be a reduction of 15.34%.

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 are being implemented since the 2021 baseline.

  1. Currently running a rolling 80% hybrid working environment with the following benefits:
    1. Less commuter miles – which in turn means:
      1. Less fossil fuel consumption
      2. Less wear on transport infrastructure
      3. Less vehicle wear and tear or need for renewed or replacement parts (tyres etc)
    2. Secure systems mean no ability for remote workers to print either at home or from home to work – reducing paper wastage.
    3. (NB – Hybrid working does not reduce power consumption – in fact it increases it. Each Hybrid worker is probably heating and lighting a larger square foot working area than they would proportionately occupy in the Office. However there is still believed to be a net saving, after commuting is factored in)
  1. Interrogating Product Supply chain to produce a Sustainability Index on all Catalogue items (Customers need to be able to buy on sustainability not price, to meet their own sustainability targets) to reduce our upstream Scope 3 footprint
  2. Researching reduced and sustainable packaging for deliveries (Recycled cardboard boxing; cardboard, paper and/or wool protective packaging)
  3. Switching deliveries to a provider against their undertaking to secure electric only delivery vehicles by 2025.
  4. Actively pursuing an SBTi Verified Net Zero Carbon target (using 2020 as a base year to look to maintain and improve on reductions already made
  5. Sharing our learnings with our suppliers to encourage increased sustainability practices from them (further reducing our downstream Scope 3 footprint). This is done through our annual supplier audit, and through sharing our own processes with the suppliers, especially when it comes to the more complex carbon emissions calculations in Scope 3.

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 standard7 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting8.

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) Standard9.

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:

Michael Moore's Signature

Michael R Moore

Legal Counsel – Authorised Signatory

Date: 01 November 2022