Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time: it’s never been more important for businesses to commit to drastically reducing emissions to avoid the irreversible consequences of global warming.
As a purpose-led, responsible business, Capita is committed to its responsibility in the fight against climate change. We are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact and supporting our clients and suppliers to do the same - and as a business of over 55,000 people across the world, we know that if we work together, we can make a real difference.
Our carbon reduction targets
Science based 1.5C greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets
In 2021 we set our science-based carbon emissions reduction targets for energy use, business travel and supply chain in line with global ambitions to limit warming to 1.5C. We have committed to reducing absolute scope 1,2 and 3 (business travel) GHG emissions 46% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. We have also committed that 50% of suppliers by spend covering purchased goods and services and capital goods will have science-based targets by 2025. These targets have been verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and form the foundation for our road to net zero.
Science based net zero carbon targets
Underpinned by these science-based targets, we have set out an ambitious and far reaching roadmap to take us to Net Zero by 2035. These are challenging targets, that we as an organisation are committed to at every level. Our three phased approach that will see us reach operational net zero by 2025; operational and business travel net zero by 2030; and full net zero by 2035 including our supply chain, ahead of the UK Government target of 2050.
It is only through continuing to challenge ourselves and set setting ambitious targets that we can fulfil our purpose – to create better outcomes for all.
Our net zero timeline
Underpinned by science-based targets, we have set out an ambitious roadmap to take us to net zero by 2035.
Our actions for each milestone
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A roadmap to 2035
Richard Walker, Head of Environment at Capita, writes for the CBI about our three-phased approach to achieving net zero and the key initiatives that will engage our colleagues, clients and suppliers to achieve our targets.
Decarbonising public sector buildings to help achieve net zero
Public sector bodies have been given zero-carbon targets to help reach net zero by 2050. In many cases this will mean retrofitting whole buildings - even estates - to ensure they’re energy-efficient. Such scale of work requires additional expertise, skills and resource capacity.
Our experienced property specialists can help, providing advice, planning and business case submission on energy efficiency measures across your buildings and social housing. We work side by side with your teams, applying advanced data analytics skills and funding knowledge alongside construction and building surveying expertise to deliver the best value to you.
Glossary of key words and phrases
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ISAE 300 GHG Assurance statement 2021 - Click to download Emissions data external assurance certificate.
CDP climate change score report 2021 - Click to download Scoring against Climate disclosure index (CDP)
Capita Responsible Business report 2020 - Click to download Disclosures on climate related risks and opportunities plus 3 year carbon emissions statement.
Carbon Reduction Plan - Click here to view all entities bidding for contracts in scope of the PPN