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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Computacenter announces that it aims to be Carbon Neutral in 2022 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions
27th April 2022
Computacenter has announced that it aims to be Carbon Neutral in 2022 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions, five years ahead of its previous target. Computacenter's Sustainability Report for 2021 shows how the Group's Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions in 2021 were nearly 74% lower than in 2019, despite the significant growth in scale and reach of the Group over that time. Scope 1 and 2 emissions include direct emissions such as facilities and indirect emissions such as electricity used.
Computacenter's target for Net Zero, including Scope 3 emissions, is now 2040, ten years ahead of its previous aim. Scope 3 emissions include all other indirect emissions including business travel and transportation as well as those from sources that Computacenter do not own or directly control including the supply chain and products from our technology partners.
A number of initiatives and investments over recent years contribute to achieving the Carbon Neutral milestone in 2022, which include:
· Investments in new and existing facilities to reduce electricity consumption;
· Investment in solar generation at Hatfield (1.8m kWh generated in 2021, saving approx. 400,000 kg of annual carbon emissions) and Kerpen (1.5m kWh generation expected in 2022);
· Move to electricity contracts from green energy suppliers.
As a result, in 2021, 73% of Computacenter's electricity usage came from renewable sources. This means that Computacenter can achieve carbon neutral (Scope 1 and 2) in 2022 with minimal usage of carbon offsets for remaining emissions.
Computacenter's Sustainability Report for 2021 can be downloaded from the Sustainability section of our website. A supporting video can also be viewed there.
Computacenter's Group Finance Director and Chair of its Climate Committee, Tony Conophy, commented:
"Achievement of Carbon Neutral (Scopes 1 & 2) in 2022 will be a major milestone on our journey to Net Zero, based on years of carbon reduction efforts across the business that we are confident can be sustained and improved upon. We're proud that will be one of the first companies in our industry to achieve this."
Computacenter's Group Development Director, Mo Siddiqi, commented:
"We're proud of what our people have achieved to hit this milestone. We haven't talked much about it, we've just delivered. We will continue to improve, invest and innovate in all areas of sustainability in line with our broader Sustainability Strategy. We'll be the best that we can be; a company that our people, customers, partners and communities can be proud of."
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Computacenter is a leading independent technology partner, trusted by large corporate and public sector organisations. We help our customers to source, transform, and manage their IT infrastructure to deliver digital transformation, enabling users and their business. Computacenter is a public company quoted on the London FTSE 250 (CCC.L) and employs over 18,000 people worldwide.
For more information contact:
Tony Conophy, Group Finance Director
Mo Siddiqi, Group Development Director