Klick has committed to operational Net Zero by 2038 which is aligned to Manchester City Council and Science Based Targets. We have established a baseline for 2020/2021 and measured, verified and reduced carbon emissions for scope 1, 2 and operational 3.
We have been working with recognised sustainability experts, Eco Pathways, to produce our inaugural environmental impact report which showcases achievements so far and outlines our goals for the future. We have confidence in their validation of our reporting and the steps we are taking to reduce our carbon footprint.
Download Impact Report 2023
Highlights from the report:-
In order to help shape our roadmap to Net Zero Klick instructed Murton & Co to complete a Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Report. The insights and recommendations from this report are helping to create a plan for future changes.
Improvements have already been made to enhance energy efficiency and lower emissions in both the office and warehouse.
Staff engagement is an important part of the process. We have discussed ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint and held an initial staff workshop, presented by Eco Pathways, on sustainability.
A commuter survey was also conducted with a 100% completion rate from employees as reducing commuting emissions is crucial for mitigating the environmental impact. Public transportation, car pooling and cycling will be encouraged going forward.
Whilst Klick has a relatively low environmental impact, the organisation is committed to achieving Net Zero through its decarbonisation reduction plan, as well as improving sustainability practices across its operations and supply chain.
- Klick commits to halving emissions before 2030 aligning to Science Based Targets.
- Pledged to the ‘Race to Net Zero’ campaign.
- To measure and verify the rest of scope 3 emissions by 2028.
- To engage and collaborate with the supply chain and innovative organisations to reduce waste and support the uptake of new low- carbon technologies.
- To commit to the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the MEES Asset Energy Report by Murton & Co
- Some fleet cars have been switched to electric and hybrid vehicles and Klick are committed to continue with this transition.
- To utilise experience to influence and support stakeholders (clients, staff and suppliers) in how they can reduce their carbon emissions, striving for earlier engagement to maximise the opportunities.
- To record the waste generated on site. The company ‘Select a Skip UK’ can now provide the weight of each type of waste produced on site, this will be recorded and taken into account in the future.
- To recycle, repair and reuse as much waste on site, especially existing equipment.
- To minimise pollution from the small amount of hazardous waste produced and promote the use of greener cleaning products.
- To continue to work with the external Health + Safety and Environmental officer to create EIA (environmental impact assessment) documents for larger projects.
- Where possible materials and labour will be sourced locally to the location of the project, to reduce travel emissions.
This demonstrates the ways in which Klick will focus on reducing our carbon footprint through our day-to-day actions.
Download 2023 Carbon Report
For further reading you might be interested in our blog on how to improve lab sustainability. If you would like to discuss design features to reduce your laboratory carbon footprint you can email us or call one of our consultants today on 0161 998 9726.