TCi is engaged in the recognised UNFCCC Race To Zero scheme to set science-based targets for emissions reduction and net zero operations
In September 2022, certification under the future Net Zero® Standard was granted, following a detailed benchmarking report, produced using the CBN Expert dashboard with commitment to a 50% reduction in carbon footprint by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2050.
In actual fact, TCi is already ahead of these targets on several fronts, having previously pledged to offset all scope 1&2 carbon from financial year beginning July 2022.
The company has been keen to make strategic investments over time that have had a positive impact on carbon emissions, including installation of solar panels, LED lighting and efficient heating systems, but the biggest difference has been made by the replacement of diesel fleet with a combination of hybrid and pure electric vehicles.
Working with experts from SWMAS and Balanced Energy Ltd on this report, with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), a comprehensive report contains validation of current achievements alongside some key recommendations for the future.
The report commentary notes that; “Lots of collaborative work has been carried out on sustainability and they have been involved with the North Devon Biosphere and other initiatives.” and “They should be very proud of the steps taken so far.”
Next steps include the installation of solar panels at TCi’s headquarters in Barnstaple and continuation of improvement to fleet and plant selection, along with the development of the company’s own tree-planting scheme.
Commenting on the achievement, Ben Gibbs, Marketing & Sustainability Manager, explained;
Having measured and reduced our carbon footprint dramatically since 2017/2018 figures, during a period of exponential growth for the company, we’ve made significant progress, but it doesn’t stop there. We are now on the complex journey to record our scope 3 emissions, working with supply chain and specialists to collate data and understand cradle-to-grave values for everything we do. It’s going to take some time!
TCi is committed to encouraging engagement with supply chain partners to deliver carbon savings upwards to clients throughout the construction industry and is working on several projects to achieve better environmental performance. This ranges from products and services such as ECO360® net-zero desks, FurnituRECYCLE circular economy management right through to pioneering BREEAM design goals for cleanroom facilities.