BRYT BY NATURE – OUR PROGRAMME FOR BEING A BETTER BUSINESS
From documenting our carbon footprint to committing to science-based targets*, we’re determined to be totally transparent at every step of our sustainability journey.
We’re committed to being a safe, secure and sustainable electricity company, putting our customers at the heart of what we do.
We’re passionate about providing our team with a positive place to work, allowing us to offer an excellent service that benefits both our customers and the environment.
Our innovative products are helping to build a better industry for the businesses that operate within it and the customers that rely on it.
We’re fully documenting our journey to becoming a truly sustainable business, and being totally transparent about the opportunities (and challenges) we experience along the way. Sustainability isn’t always easy – but it’s absolutely necessary.
– FROM THE BRYT ENERGY BOARD
Our Journey so far…
We’ve updated the way we calculate our carbon footprint, expanding our reporting to include the full 15 categories of Scope 3 emissions across our whole value chain. Whilst expanding our reporting was absolutely the right thing to do, we’ve uncovered emissions in areas outside of our direct control that mean achieving our aim of being net zero by 2025 simply isn’t possible.
We have adapted our strategy and have committed to setting robust carbon reduction targets with the Science Based Target Initiative*. The SBTi is a globally recognised initiative that helps businesses set clear goals and remain accountable for achieving them. These targets give us a clearly defined path to reduce emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, using the most up–to-date climate science with an aim to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Prior to the pandemic, a lot of our emissions were transport-based, and as we now move from home working to a hybrid working, we know that our commuting emissions will increase. To counteract this, we have taken steps to encourage low-carbon commuting and received our Bronze Modeshift STARS accreditation this year, recognising our efforts to support sustainable travel options.
We’ve launched our new commuting policy, which offers employees a range of incentives to promote sustainable travel. These include the Cycle to Work and electric vehicle salary sacrifice schemes, along with a new initiative in partnership with National Express, where Bryt Energy employees can travel at reduced rates on the bus, train, and metro within the West Midlands.
We’re always looking for new and engaging ways to make Bryt Energy a positive, diverse and inclusive place to work. To help us get it right, we conducted our annual employee satisfaction survey, which showed that 98% of our employees are proud to work for Bryt Energy! You can learn more about our culture and the various employee groups we have to give every team member a voice, here.
Following the success of our sustainability placement student from a local university, we recognised the need for a full-time employee to support the Sustainability Team in all our initiatives, so we now have a new permanent Sustainability Administrator role in our Sustainability and Marketing team.
This year we celebrated our 1st anniversary as a Living Wage accredited employer, which means everyone receives fair pay, including all of our third party contracted staff.
Our cutting-edge products are helping our customers use electricity more intelligently and sustainably, in order to support the energy system in making the transition to net zero. As part of this, we’ve grown our optimisation platform ten-fold and contracted over 10 MW of customer capacity – including batteries and industrial machinery – to provide much needed flexibility to the system.
We’re also working closely alongside our sister company Mer, a European electric vehicle charging company also owned by Statkraft, to help businesses electrify their fleets and provide their employees and customers with on-site charging supplied by our renewable electricity.
We’re committed to being trusted by nature. Our parent company, Statkraft, has over 125 years of renewable energy experience and their expertise – alongside their A-credit rating – means we’re a secure, trusted and reliable electricity company that our customers can rely on, now and in the future. We’re always working hard to increase the positive impact we have on our customers’ businesses, and we’re proud that our efforts have been reflected in an average customer satisfaction rating of 4.6/5 for 2022**.
This year, we also welcomed the Green Claims Code, published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). We continually assess all our communications and marketing activities to ensure they adhere to this code and hope it encourages greater transparency and accuracy in sustainability marketing.
what’s next to come…
We will continue to work to reduce our carbon emissions in line with our proposed SBTi targets*, using our enhanced understanding of the issues and challenges to shape our own journey and help others on theirs. It is only through open conversation and collaboration can we achieve a sustainable net zero energy system that works for everyone. We’re hopeful our SBTi targets will be validated in 2023.
Join our journey
If you’re looking for more information on our sustainability efforts across the year, read our latest Bryt by Nature report, below.
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*Bryt Energy has committed to set near-term company-wide emission reductions in line with climate science with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). We are proud to say that we submitted our near-term targets to the SBTi on 17th November 2022 and we expect the robust validation process to be undertaken in the first half of 2023.
**based upon responses to all routine satisfaction surveys undertaken by Bryt Energy between January 2022 – December 2022.