Sustainability Report 2013

2013 results

  • In 2013 we had 8.93 full time equivalent staff (2012: 9.81)

  • Average carbon emissions per FTE staff member is 1652.64kg CO2 (was 1359.22kg CO2 in 2012)

  • Travel emissions increased by 2688.86kg during 2013, partly as a result of international travel

  • We cut our annual waste carbon emissions from 4.78kgCO2 per FTE to 1.54kg CO2 per FTE. This is thanks to our new composting scheme at our Headquarters which diverts all food waste from landfill.

Carbon Summary

  Staff (FTE) Total Carbon Emissions (kgCO2) Carbon Emissions per FTE (kgCO2/FTE) Income per Annum £ Carbon Emissions per unit of income (kg/CO2/£) Carbon Emissions per GIA (m2)

2013

8.93

14758

1653

537,578

0.03

259

2012

9.81

13334

1359

667,280

0.02

234

% increase/
decrease

-9

11

22

-19

37

11

Breakdown of our carbon

 
Area 2013 2012 Variance Reason
kgCO2 % kgCO2 % kgCO2 % increase/
decrease

Waste

14

0.09

47

0.4

-33

-70

Recyling/Composting increased by 55% - only 1% of waste goes to landfill

Water

34

0.2

25

0.2

9

36

Increase due to change in DEFRA calculations

Heating & Lighting

4099

27.8

5196

39.0

-1097

-21

Based on FTE and less FTE in 2013

Travel

10016

67.9

7327

54.9

2689

37

Increase in international travel; 25% decrease in domestic travel

Domestic

3651

36

4836

66

-1185

-25

International

6365

64

2491

34

3874

155

Electricity

595

4.0

740

5.5

-145

-20

Based on FTE and less FTE in 2013
TOTAL 14758 100 13335 100 1423 11  

Annual Conference Sustainability Report

For the first time, we were able to also report on the carbon footprint of the 2013 Annual Conference. Data was collected for five emission sources: energy, water, waste, travel, and accommodation. The energy and water data was provided by the East Midlands Conference Centre and EAUC partner, SITA UK, provided the recycling facilities for conference and the waste data.

The travel and accommodation data was collected directly from the delegates and exhibitors who attended the conference. Delegates completed an online questionnaire prior to the conference and Greenstone Carbon Management used these responses to calculate the emissions associated with travel to and from the conference. The total carbon emissions associated with the conference were 36.3 tonnes CO2e; the breakdown of the total emissions are provided in the chart below. Click here to view the full report.

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