If you have many different subsidiaries, how do you measure your footprint accurately so you can start to decarbonise?
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is charged with decommissioning the UK’s earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and sustainably, on behalf of government, leaving them ready for their next use. It is an essential task that relies on energy-intensive processes like radioactive waste management and transport.
Doing this with care for people, communities and the environment is at the heart of the NDA’s work. The NDA aims to ensure that its mission outcomes and the journey to deliver them are sustainable. This includes supporting government’s carbon Net Zero by 2050 commitment and recognising the need to decarbonise its operations and value chain.
With ten subsidiaries in its group at the time, the NDA wanted to map a clear route to Net Zero. A group-wide path to Net Zero, however, first required capturing an accurate picture of each subsidiary to ensure alignment and identify priorities.
Carbon footprinting at group and individual levels as a foundation for a path to Net Zero
Any organisation must ensure the carbon data for its footprint calculations is correct and consistent. For large groups like the NDA, the data required is extensive, as different emission factors, sources and data inputs feed into the group’s carbon footprint. Together with NDA and its subsidiaries, we: