How 25 UK channel partners are tackling their carbon emissions

From Proact and Apogee to market giants Softcat and Computacenter, what actions are top IT solutions providers taking to curb their carbon footprints?

Doug Woodburn
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How 25 UK channel partners are tackling their carbon emissions

Cloud Technology Solutions

Revenue: £44m

Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e): 29

This Manchester-based Google partner revealed in its inaugural SECR report that it is "in the process of establishing carbon reduction initiatives and targets".

The 113k kWh of purchased electricity (scope 2) Cloud Technology Solutions claims to have consumed in its fiscal 2021 equates to 29 tonnes of Co2. "In comparison with other sectors, the company is fortunate that its environmental impact is relatively low," it said.

K3 Business Technology  

Revenue: £48.8m

tCO2e: 262

This Manchester-based software specialist now has a strong sustainability play having in January 2022 acquired, ViJi, a French outfit whose solutions help fashion retailers track the sustainability of the products they sell.

It warned that the emissions its own business recorded in its first ever SECR report - covering its year to 30 November 2020 - were flattered by Covid and will likely increase, however. K3 generated 61, 55 and 146 tonnes of scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, respectively (the latter covering employee use of their own vehicles) in the UK during the period. The SECR process enabled it to identify its most energy-efficient sites, and it is now aiming to reduce electricity and gas consumption on a site-by-site basis.

Proact

Revenue: £49.1m

tCO2e: 221

Rolling out nine EV ports at its Chesterfield and Coventry sites is among the recent carbon-cutting actions outlined by the UK arm of this pan-European NetApp partner in its inaugural SECR report, which pegged its total emissions from electricity, gas and transport in 2020 at 221 tonnes.

Efforts to update all office and external lighting to LED between 2018 and 2020 yielded estimated electricity savings of 82 per cent, it claimed.

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