Sustainability Report 2012

We are pleased to be able to report on our carbon use for the year of 2012. This was our baseline year where we calculated our staff and Board business travel, workstation energy use, home energy use and travel energy use. We also report on other carbon use but this is based on assumptions. You can view our calculations below.

2012 results

  • 2012 was our baseline year where we calculated our staff and Board travel, workstation energy use, home energy use and travel energy use

  • In 2012 we had 9.81 full time equivalents

  • We have 2 offices, our headquarters at University of Gloucestershire and our Scotland office at Queen Margaret University. As both of our offices are within an institution we share many services such as postal, telephone and cleaning services as well as utilities

  • Due to our shared offices some of our services are controlled by our host institutions such as lighting and water and we are unable to measure these separately.

  • Staff commuting is not included in the figures

  • Our recycling and landfill waste are collected centrally by our host institutions therefore we have an annual waste audit and base an assumption on this for the year

  • We include the travel incurred by our Trustees#

  • We have highlighted our sustainability ethos throughout each of our strategic aims and we report to our Board of Trustees

  • Average carbon emissions per FTE staff member is 1359 kgCO2 in 2012.

#based on reimbursements so any travel not reimbursed is not included

Reporting scope Office Area (m2) Electricity Gas and water Travel Waste Procurement

HQ, Cheltenham

45.12*

Tenant within
office space
with little or
no control
of Electricity
(lights)
or means
to measure
consumption.
Desk usage
is monitored
via socket
meters

Tenant
within
office
space with
little or no
control
of Gas/water or
means to
measure
consumption

All travel is
based on
estimates
of mileage
and using
Defra conversions

Tenant within
office space
with no means
to measure
consumption.
Waste audit
undertaken
and assumptions
are
based on this
for the year

Accurate data
for procurement
areas is
not available
at this time but
adheres to our
purchasing policies

Scotland Office

11.94**

* Office area is calculated using sole purpose office space and shared office space such as toilet and kitchen area
** Our Scotland office is part of an open plan office so this figure is calculated based on average FTE space in our Headquarters

For relative carbon baselining, we are representing our carbon using recommended reporting method by HEFCE as commissioned in the SQW report. We have identified total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) of staff, and the total income as reporting Key Performance Indicators (KPI). It is also considered appropriate to report against the changes in size of the physical assets and include gross internal area (GIA).
 

Staff (FTE) Total Carbon Emissions (kgCO2) Carbon Emissions per FTE Income per Annum £ Carbon Emissions per unit of income Carbon Emissions per GIA (m2)

9.81

13,334

1,359

667,280

0.02

234

Breakdown of our carbon

2012 KgCO2 %

Waste

47

0.4

Water

25

0.2

Heating & lighting

5,196

39

Travel

7,327

54.9

Electricity

740

5.5

Total 13,334 100

 
We’re supporting The Hospitality and Food Service Agreement (HaFSA) to help reduce unnecessary food waste.
We’re supporting The Hospitality and Food Service Agreement (HaFSA) to help reduce unnecessary food waste.

Downloads

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