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Our Net Zero Commitment and Carbon Reduction Plan

Signalise is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030 for emissions scopes 1, 2 and 3 (see below for a Scope Narrative).


The commitment was made on 27/03/2024 by the board of directors.

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Introduction

We were established in late 2019 and have been fully remote since starting. We are a micro SME without fixed offices and minimal international travel. Therefore, we are already working at a low emission rate. This brings environmental benefits, which we have been keen to maintain since starting the business. Staff in-person meetings are occasional, and travel is encouraged to be as environmentally sustainable as possible.

Our greatest source of emissions is freelance interpreters’ travel to and from assignments.


Carbon reduction:

  • Maintain virtual client and other meetings where possible.
  • Continue staff working from home to maintain low energy usage and stop the environmental impact of commuting.

In 2024, we plan to:

  • Improve data and reporting to improve the accuracy of carbon accounting.
  • Review levels of service delivery for remote and in-person appointments.
  • Review sector-specific science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets.
  • Produce a complete carbon reduction plan.
  • We are looking at 2023 as being the baseline year for further calculations and a plan to produce a complete Carbon Reduction Plan in 2024.

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Scope Narrative

The following section describes each activity using the GHG protocols. Activities highlighted in bold are considered within the scope of our footprint calculations.

Scope 1

  • Fuels – We have no sites that burn fuel.
  • Bioenergy – We have no sites which burn biofuels.
  • Refrigerant & other – We have no sites with this type of equipment.
  • Passenger vehicles – We have no vehicles for this purpose. Freelance interpreters will use these vehicles to get to and from appointments.
  • Delivery vehicles – We have no delivery vehicles.
  • SECR kWh pass & delivery vehicles – We do not own assets for either purpose.

Scope 2

  • UK electricity – We do not own or control any sites using UK electricity.
  • Overseas electricity – We do not own or control any sites that use overseas electricity.
  • UK electricity for EVs – We do not own or operate any EVs.
  • SECR kWh UK electricity for EVs – We do not own or operate any EVs.
  • Heat and steam – We do not own or control any sites generating Heat or Steam.

Scope 3

  • Transmission and distribution – We have no sites with T&D grid loss.
  • UK electricity T&D for EVs – We do not own or operate any EVs.
  • Water supply – We have no sites using water resources.
  • Water treatment – We have no sites carrying out water treatment.
  • Material use – We have no sites using materials within this scope.
  • Waste disposal – We have no sites generating waste material.
  • Business travel - air – We do have individuals occasionally travelling by air for work purposes.
  • Business travel - sea – We have no business travel by sea.
  • Business travel - land – We do have individuals travelling by land for work purposes.
  • Freighting goods – We have no freighting goods within our operations.
  • Hotel Stay – We do have individuals staying in hotels for work purposes.
  • Managed assets - electricity – We do have managed Cloud assets that consume electricity and other resources.
  • Managed assets - computer equipment - We do have computer equipment for staff.
  • Managed assets - vehicles – We have no managed vehicles.
  • Homeworking – We do have individuals working from home.