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Carbon and energy management

A UK-based manufacturer and global supplier of high-performance polymer solutions had benefited from energy procurement and ESOS compliance services, but developing and delivering a viable net-zero goal was still out of reach.

They had the optimum platform to support a net-zero strategy, but needed a detailed, practical plan to meet their ambitious milestones.

The challenge

The organisation had set ambitious decarbonisation and efficiency targets for 2023 and needed a clear robust strategy on how to get there. Their interim targets for 2023 included:

  • Save more CO2 than we produce
  • 50% reduction in CO2 per £ revenue
  • 50% reduction on water per £ revenue

Our approach

Inspired’s carbon specialists used their proven expertise to create a robust net-zero strategy. This included:

  1. Calculating the carbon footprint – this formed the baseline on which net-zero progress would be measured against and included scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
  2. Conducted a strategy workshop with key stakeholders – this ensured all parts of the business were aligned in achieving net-zero milestones.
  3. Desktop and site-based strategy assessment resulted in a prioritised list of projects that balanced ‘return on investment’ with maximum ‘carbon reduction’.
  4. Set up net-zero KPIs and reports to inspire colleagues, enhance corporate social responsibility metrics and feed into applicable company disclosures.

ESOS Phase 2 compliance


saving opportunities identified

Electricity & gas 1GWh procurement

Green gas certificates

Carbon Action Programme

The results

By identifying the key stakeholders within the organisation and through structured and planned communications, Inspired were able to deliver:

  • A disclosure-ready carbon footprint report, for scope 1, 2 and 3.
  • A net-zero strategy report including:
    • Investment scenarios with future carbon predictions. This included energy efficiency and on-site low carbon generation measures, large-scale off-site generation enabling ‘additionality’ to the grid and carbon offsetting.
    • Science Based Target (SBT) feasibility study which concluded that an ‘Absolute Contraction Approach (ACA) was recommended.

The manufacturer was able to fully understand their carbon emissions and identify opportunities to reduce costs, enhance brand value and mitigate long-term business risks.

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