Carbon Reduction Plan

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050

Baseline Emissions Footprint
In both 2022 and 2023, major remedial works were undertaken on the Grade II listed building. A major part of Scope 3 emissions derive from supply chain emissions associated with the works.

Baseline Year: 2022
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations:

Emission figures compiled using The Business Carbon Calculator from Normative.

Baseline year emissions:
Scope 1: 21.4
Scope 2: 18.6
Scope 3: 373.74

Total Emissions: 413.74

Current Emissions Reporting
Reporting Year: 2023
Scope 1: 21.1
Scope 2: 20.8
Scope 3: 407.761

Total Emissions: 449.661

Emissions reduction targets
In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets. We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 359.72 tCO2e by 2028. This is a reduction of 20%.

Carbon Reduction Projects
The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2022 baseline. As remedial work has been ongoing throughout 2022 and 2023, there has not yet been a measurable impact on our carbon reduction. However, as work has been completed, we hope to achieve an improvement on our emissions as:
• Our roof has been repaired.
• Energy efficient lightbulbs installed throughout the building.
• Old pipe work replaced.
• All sash windows repaired and made draught proof.
• New boiler installed.
• Multiple recycling points around the building

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 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting .

Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions have been reported in accordance with SECR requirements.

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the Senior Management Team, NIESR

Yetunde Aroloye, Chief Financial Officer

19 February 2024