Sustainable Energy First sets carbon reduction target

Sustainable Energy First has committed to decarbonising the UK’s business carbon footprint by 327,170 tonnes of CO2e by 2028.

“We thought long and hard about the repurposing of our company over several years. We became Sustainable Energy First at the point when we could commit to, and accurately measure, a significant carbon reduction.” – Anthony Mayall, Chief Commercial O­fficer

The business will look at a 2.5% absolute reduction per year over the next 5 years for their entire client population’s scope 1 (direct) and 2 (indirect) GHG emissions, to further support these businesses and the UK in its trajectory towards net zero, 1.5°C compatible plan by no later than 2050. The decarbonisation target represents a core element of the company’s sustainability strategy and reflects the business’ commitments to assisting its clients with their carbon footprint reduction and establish a framework for climate action.

Sustainable Energy First’s approach is to create sustainable energy opportunities for the UK’s most prominent organisations. Its target of reducing emissions by 327,170 tonnes of CO2e by 2028 will be through existing and new customer collaboration achieved by using expertly delivered services that have been enhanced and perfected over 26 years – their ‘Ecosystem’.

This system puts clients, people, and technology at the heart of every project – from enriching data that uncovers decarbonisation projects to securing renewable energy for financial stability.

Data and as much of it as possible is the source of this process, once the data has been identified, extracted, and validated, our analysts can then identify tangible opportunities and then this information passed to our Sustainability Specialists to then present the findings to the client in forms of savings, or sustainable opportunities for them and amounts of CO2e emissions saved.

This carbon target is 3,700 times larger than its own carbon footprint. Whilst Sustainable Energy First has a relatively small footprint it is leading by example having introduced the use of zero natural gas, only green electricity on site via a peer-to-peer network and implemented a virtualised IT structure for a drastic reduction in the largest single consumer of power.

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