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Business in the Community (NI) Climate Action Pledge Update

Through our Climate Action Pledge and as part of our wider sustainability strategy, we have committed to reducing our Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 50% by 2030. We selected 2019 as our baseline year and over the past previous two years we have made significant progress. This year we have just finalised our reporting data for 2023, and we are delighted to announce that we have to date reduced our Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by -35.41% .

• 2021 reduced by -14.28% 

• 2022 reduced by -18.77% 

• 2023 reduced by -35.41% 

This has been achieved through our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint throughout our office buildings, workshops, and warehouse facilities where possible, and by implementing the following changes: 

• All vehicles that are used for company cars, have been changed from diesel to either petrol, hybrid or fully electric. 

• We have also invested in three new electric forklifts which brings the total electric fleet to eight. 

• We have recently completed a full refurbishment of all light fittings in our offices which are now LED and sensor operated where applicable. 

• To help reduce the reliance on natural gas, we reconfigured our production heating system from gas to electric. 

• This new heating system, alongside the introduction of more electric vehicles, has been supplemented through the installation of a new 100kW solar panel array, which complements our original 150kW system first installed in 2014. The new solar panel system also has the capability of battery storage for any excess electricity produced. 

• For the electricity that we need to import from the grid, this is from a “Green Tariff” provider, further helping to reduce the impact of running our operations. 
As well as these successes achieved in reducing our Scope 1 & 2 emissions, we have also commenced on the process of measuring and reducing our Scope 3 GHG emissions, and we now also report companywide GHG emissions on an annual basis. 

We look forward to working in collaboration with other NI businesses, as well as our supplychain and stakeholders, to address the critical issue of climate change, and in our continued partnership with Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITC(NI)).

Click here to view Metal Technology’s 2023 Carbon Footprint Report.