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Use of sold products – online interaction: we plan to
enhance our Scope 3 carbon emission methodology
capture further to include online interaction from our
clients and other internet users on their own devices, for
example, whilst using our software, browsing or using
RWS uses the intensity ratios of full-time equivalent (FTE).
The FTE in FY22 was 7,761 (FY21: 7,674). This provides
another way of assessing our carbon performance taking
into consideration key variables that aﬀect our overall
*** Our Scope 3 emissions methodology was enhanced in FY22 and we were
able to report on more Scope 3 categories than in previous years. This fully
supports our commitment to set science-based targets. Scope 3 emissions
previously covered two categories including waste and business travel. This
has now been expanded to seven categories which includes purchased goods
and services, capital goods, fuel and energy related activities, waste generated
in operations, business travel, employee commuting and home office, and
upstream leased assets.
Our Scope 1 and 2 intensity performance shows a
collective improvement of circa 2% when compared
with the previous year. Scope 3 carbon emissions have
increased significantly due to the improved data collection
methodology we developed and implemented in FY22.
Like many companies, a substantial part of the RWS
carbon emissions is attributable to procurement which
makes up 76% of its overall carbon footprint.
Going forward we aim to work more closely with our
suppliers to drive sustainability through the procurement
processes. This includes: building Greenhouse Gas
Protocol (GHG) awareness; enhancing our procurement
process and increase the sustainability requirements into
the registration process; add dimension into evaluation
and awarding decisions; include sustainability clauses and
EMPLOYEE-RELATED CARBON EMISSIONS
Our employee-related carbon emissions make up 15% of
our overall carbon footprint with 88% of this attributable
to commuting and homeworking and 12% to business
travel and accommodation.
Going forward we will continue to engage with our
colleagues and increase awareness of environmental
issues and encourage everyone to get involved and take
steps to reduce our carbon emissions globally. To reduce
carbon emissions associated with commuting we will look
to ensure our offices are easily accessible using public
transport, where possible.
BUILDING-RELATED CARBON EMISSIONS
EMISSIONS BY ACTIVITY GROUP
We have enhanced our carbon footprint analysis by
grouping our carbon emissions into three core activity
groups. This improves our ability to target significant
carbon emission sources.
Our office carbon emissions make up 9% of our overall
carbon footprint. Of these emissions, 97% were from
energy, 80% of which was electricity and 17% from heating
and cooling; the remaining 3% was from waste and water.
RWS — ESG Report 2022