Carbon Reduction Plan

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Layer 7 Limited is committed to achieve Net Zero by 2040.

Baseline Emissions Footprint

Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse that have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the introduction of any strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured

The emissions baseline includes the seven greenhouse gases named by the Kyoto Protocol:

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  • Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
  • Methane (CH4)
  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O)
  • Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3)
  • Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)
  • Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6)

The emissions are calculated in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) calculated using emission factors provided by BEIS. The emissions are reported in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, and Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard under the ‘Operational Control’ approach.

Baseline Year 2020

Additional details relating to the Baseline Emission calculations;

Scope 1 and 2

Layer 7 operates across the UK. The scope of this emissions baseline covers our activities within the UK. Following an assessment of our GHG emissions in 2020, this year has been chosen for the emissions baseline (01/01/2020 – 31/12/2020)/

Scope 3

Layer 7 currently monitors relevant Scope 3 emissions, in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard and Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard. At this point the Scope 3 emissions baseline includes the following categories;

  • Category 4 – Upstream transportation and distribution
  • Category 5 – Waste generated in operations
  • Category 6 – Business travel
  • Category 7 – Employee commuting 

Commuting survey data is not yet available and as such the emissions resulting from staff commuting have been calculated using the National Travel Survey. This contains data on the average commuting distances by mode of transport and the typical modes used by region, which has been used to calculate the distances travelled by employees by mode of transport.

Baseline year emissions 2020

Emissions

  • Scope 1 – 4,651 (tCO2e)
  • Scope 2 – 341 (tCO2e)
  • Scope 3 – 18,972 (tCO2e)
    • Category 4 – Upstream transportation and distribution
    • Category 5 – Waste generated in operations
    • Category 6 – Business travel
    • Category 7 – Employee community
  • Total Emissions – 23,963

Current Emissions Reporting

Emissions – Reporting Year 2020

  • Scope 1 – 4,651 (tCO2e)
  • Scope 2 – 341 (tCO2e)
  • Scope 3 – 18,972 (tCO2e)
    • Category 4 – Upstream transportation and distribution
    • Category 5 – Waste generated in operations
    • Category 6 – Business travel
    • Category 7 – Employee community
  • Total Emissions – 23,963

Emissions reduction targets

To continue progress to achieving a Net Zero target by 2040 assessed as a science-based target.

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

While the baseline for this carbon reduction plan is 2020, Layer 7 to date has already taken the following initiatives;

Scope 1 and 2

  • Transition programme to move to electric vehicles across all company vehicles.

 

These efforts in addition to the impacts of COVID19 have contributed to a 25% reduction in carbon emissions between 2019 and 2020. We are currently developing a net zero strategy and roadmap across all of UK operations. We hope to set science based targets by early next year and begin to implement actions to achieve the emission reduction targets.