OUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

 

 

 

At Bryt Energy, we believe that acting sustainably is quite simply the right thing to do, and so we’ve committed to a clear, long-term sustainability improvement programme. For us, it’s not only about the environment - our ethos is about ensuring we have a positive impact on society as a whole, from the customers and partners we work with and the staff that deliver our vision, to the communities and ecosystems across the planet. So we’re calling it our ‘Bryt by Nature’ programme, because naturally, we’re working towards a Bryter future for everyone.

 

The Bryt Energy Board - September 2020

 

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Sustainable

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From documenting our carbon footprint to becoming carbon neutral*, we’re determined to be totally transparent in our journey to net zero by 2025.

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Trusted

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Our parent company, Statkraft, has over 125 years of renewable energy experience, so you can trust us to do the right thing - with the right heritage and experience.

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Passionate

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Without our amazing team, we wouldn’t be able to deliver our purpose. That’s why we’re passionate about making Bryt a positive, diverse and inclusive place to work.

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PIONEERING

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From on-site solar generation to optimisation solutions, our innovative technology is helping to build a better industry for the businesses that operate within it and the customers that rely on it.

What we've done so far

 

 

  • We started by documenting all of our emissions from the founding of Bryt in 2016, measuring all of the electricity, gas and water we used in our Birmingham and Sheffield offices, as well as the amount of waste we produce and the emissions we create due to travel. EcoAct, a specialist climate advisory consultancy, audited it to confirm its accuracy. Our carbon footprint for 2019 is 838kg CO2e per employee and 44.11 tonnes CO2e in total.

  • As a starting point, we’ve offset the emissions that we haven’t yet been able to eliminate to become a carbon neutral business*! We’re supporting the Bokhol Solar Project in Senegal, which gives around 160,000 people access to renewable energy and provides Sengelese people with jobs. Plus, the sale of carbon credits also fund investments into the local community to improve the quality of living conditions.

  • We’ve embraced some of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which address social, economic and environmental change, to help move our sphere of influence onto a more sustainable path. The initial four we feel we can make the biggest contribution to are: SDG 3 - Good health and wellbeing; SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy; SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production; SDG 13 - Climate Action.

  • Sustainability is led by the board, but implemented by all of us, so we have devised our Bryt By Nature programme to ensure we deliver our commitments across our business and beyond.

 

Bokhol Solar Project

What's next?

 

 

  • We aim to reach net zero emissions by 2025! We’ve documented what we can, but still need to reduce where possible, looking into our Scope 3 to understand our supply chain emissions. We will then look at how to eliminate any emissions we can’t reduce via projects that remove or capture carbon emissions from the atmosphere, so that we are no longer a net contributor to climate change.

  • We’re working on a detailed action plan based on our Bryt by Nature elements to ensure we reduce our emissions and address all of our SDGs. We especially want to reduce our travel emissions, which is the largest area of emissions for us, with various transport schemes and initiatives.

  • We plan to voluntarily report under the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme.

  • We aim to embed our sustainability and cultural values across our business through a new internal engagement sustainability plan, with training and pledges for all staff.

 

Join our journey

 

 

If you’re looking for more information on how we reached carbon neutrality*, or want to find out about our next steps to net zero, read our Bryt by Nature report, below. To learn how we can help your business on its sustainability journey, get in touch with our friendly team of experts at
solutions@brytenergy.co.uk or on 0121 726 7575.

 

 

*Carbon neutral is defined by Bryt Energy as Scope 1, 2 & 3 for the categories of gas, electricity, water, waste and business travel. The scope 1, 2 & 3 carbon emissions for 2016-2019 were 106.64 tonnes and therefore 110 tonnes of carbon credits from the Bokhol Solar project were retired on behalf of Bryt Energy by EcoAct in August 2020.