Governance and management structure
Our sustainability is rooted in our approach to shared prosperity within Bytes, which aims to deliver positive impact for customers, colleagues and communities across themes most relevant to our stakeholders and our purpose.
As one of our key value drivers, environmental criteria, includes the energy our operation takes in and the waste it discharges, the resources it needs, and the consequences for living beings as a result. Not least, it encompasses carbon emissions and climate change. As every other company, we use energy and resources and as a results affects, and is affected by, the environment.
We manage our environmental efforts through strategic oversight from our Board, leadership teams responsible for determining strategic objectives and targets and supporting business operations in identifying and implementing activities to achieve these targets. Data owners have been identified for each activity and metric to track and record progress. Relevant performance information is reported and any material matters are discussed, with actions identified, as necessary.
Carbon Reduction Targets
Commitment to achieving carbon Net Zero
• 50% reduction in Scope 1 emissions by 2025/26 (2020/21 baseline)
• 50% reduction in Scope 2 emissions by 2025/26 (2020/21 baseline)
• 50% reduction in Scope 3 emissions by 2030
• Net Zero by 2040
Carbon Reporting Plan
Our Carbon Reporting Plan has been approved and adopted in 2021.
Our most significant carbon reductions will be realised by the purchase of green electricity and offset gas energy and carbon reduction activities through energy efficiency and reducing travel. A low carbon action plan asking questions on the environmental impact within multiple areas has been created. These areas cover:
• Building Fabric
• Transport – Business Travel
• Transport – Commuting
• Carbon Calculations
Supply chain engagement
Bytes ensures its suppliers are treated fairly and promotes fair commercial arrangements that will ultimately benefit them and our customers. We encourage all suppliers that the products they supply are from ethical sources, and wherever possible are Fairtrade. We only work with responsible partners and suppliers who are regularly assessed and reviewed to ensure that they are competitive, ethical, socially responsible and have excellent quality and environmental practices.Supplier Code of Conduct