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  • by Karma Loveday

Business Stream slashes carbon emissions by 25% in a year

Business Stream has reported slashing its carbon emissions by a quarter in a year, and has announced plans to go further in the year ahead.

The retailer said it had achieved a 25.3% carbon cut on a 2018-19 baseline through a range of measures including reducing the number of pages in its bills, installing more energy efficient air conditioning units, moving its servers to the cloud to reduce the energy required to cool the servers down, and supporting colleagues to reduce their carbon footprint including by installing electric vehicle charging points in its car park.

Business Stream has now made a second pledge, to reduce carbon emissions by a further 20% by April 2023.

The organisation’s carbon reduction objectives are aligned with the Scottish Public Sector target outlined in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The ultimate target is to be net-zero by 2045 with interim targets of 75% by 2030 and 90% by 2040. However, the group, led by its parent company Scottish Water, has set a more ambitious target of achieving net zero by 2040.


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