Carbon Reduction Plan

Below are details of Interpath's Carbon Reduction Plan as part of our commitment to reach Net Zero.

Carbon Reduction Plan

Supplier Name: Interpath Ltd

Publication Date: 20 December 2022

Last Updated: 17 October 2023

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Interpath Ltd is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Reporting Scope and Methodology

Reporting Period: The reporting period is Interpath Ltd’s financial year, which runs from 1st April to 31st March. Having only been established as an independent company on the 4th May 2021, both the baseline and current emissions will be from FY2021/22.

Data Coverage: Footprint reported in the Carbon Reduction Plan consist of the following data points:

  • Scope 1 – combustion of natural gas
  • Scope 1 – fugitive emissions from air conditioning units
  • Scope 2 – purchased electricity (market-based)
  • Scope 3 (Category 5) – waste generated in operations
  • Scope 3 (Category 6) – business travel
  • Scope 3 (Category 7) – employee commuting and homeworking

Scope 3 (Category 4) upstream transportation and distribution were excluded due to lack of data – additionally, as a service-based company without an extensive supply chain, emissions from this source is expected to be negligible. Downstream transportation and distribution (Category 9) is not applicable to Interpath Ltd as a service-based company.

Methodology: The GHG emissions were calculated using operational control as the organisational boundary, in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. For FY2021/22, as the company was formed part way into the financial year, the footprint was calculated from 11 months’ worth of data (4th May 2021 to 31st March 2022). To ensure that the footprint is comparable year-on-year and supplier-to-supplier, this was then extrapolated to cover the full 12-months of the year.


Baseline Emissions Footprint

Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases 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.

Baseline Year: 2021/22

Additional Details: 11 months’ worth of emissions was extrapolated to cover the full 12 months in a typical year. The baseline also excludes Scope 3 upstream transportation and distribution. The full methodology is detailed in the Reporting Scope and Methodology section above.

2021/22 is Interpath’s first reporting period, and therefore the baseline year emissions is the most recent emissions.

Baseline Year Emissions (tCO2e):

Scope 1


Scope 2


Scope 3 (Included Sources)


Total Emissions



Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year 31 March 2023


GHG emissions (tCO2e)

Scope 1 - Direct GHG emissions


Scope 2 - Energy indirect emissions


Scope 3 - Other indirect emissions





Emissions Reduction Targets

Interpath aims to be net-zero by 2050 – as a result, we aim to reduce our total emissions by 90% by 2050, in line with the Science-Based Target Initiative’s standards and guidelines.

The graph below shows the target reduction trajectory for net-zero by 2050 (green bars), against Interpath’s actual emissions (orange bars):

Please note that the above reduction target was set based only on the emissions sources mentioned above. However, Interpath Ltd is currently in the process of measuring its full greenhouse gas inventory for the FY2021/22.


Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives: As a newly formed company, environmental management measures and projects had not yet been implemented in FY2021/22.

Future Carbon Reduction Initiatives: In the near future, Interpath Ltd will aim to implement the following measures in order to reduce carbon emissions:

  • When moving to or opening new office spaces:
    • Survey prospective landlords about the building’s energy efficiency ratings and renewable electricity tariff.
    • Consider switching to offices with no fossil fuel energy usage (e.g. electric heating systems instead of natural gas).
  • For refrigerant-associated emissions:
    • Set up and record regular maintenance checks.
    • Recommend that the landlord replaces any existing AC systems that are associated with significant and/or frequent leaks.
  • To request that the landlords consider 100% renewable electricity suppliers, if not done so already.
  • Improve energy efficiency within offices by:
    • Optimising thermostats/temperature settings e.g. lower heating by 1 degree
    • Switching off devices and appliances on a regular basis when not in use
    • Setting energy efficient procurement standards for electrical appliances
    • Regularly maintaining heating, ventilation and AC equipment
    • Switching lighting to LEDs, if not done so already
    • Implementing motion/daylight sensors and timed lighting, if not done so already
    • Reviewing insulation and draught measures
    • Making use of natural lighting, as well as solar shading to ensure maximum interior solar light coverage
  • To request that the landlord considers implementing a building management system, which can be used to manage the mechanical, electrical and electromechanical services within the facility, ensuring that their operations are as efficient as possible
  • For travel-associated emissions:
    • Review/implement a sustainable travel policy, which would restrict business travel to only those that are essential
    • Continue to promote virtual conferencing
    • For business flights, encourage limiting class of travel to economy only
    • Increase visibility of carbon footprint related information on the business flights booking platform e.g. emissions per flight, airline fleet efficiency
    • Encourage the uptake of electric vehicles through provision of EV charging points at the offices and the implementation of a salary sacrifice scheme
    • Encourage cycling by implementing a cycle to work scheme
  • To work with landlords to develop a process for measuring office waste production
  • Engage with all members of staff on energy and emission saving actions

Declaration and Sign Off

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans.

Emissions have been reported and recorded in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the GHG Reporting Protocol corporate standard [1] and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting[2].

Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions have been reported in accordance with SECR requirements, and the required subset of Scope 3 emissions have been reported in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard [3].

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).

Signed on behalf of the Supplier:

Blair Nimmo

Date: 20/12/2022