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Robert Bird Group (RBG) is member of the Surbana Jurong Group with global operations around the world. As part of this support, Greengage have reviewed the data and evidence associated with emissions from RBG buildings and activities from their offices in the Australia, New Zealand, U.K, Dubai, and Hong Kong. RBG has business operations in US, China & Malaysia as well, however due to the activities having a limited coverage and scope due to their flexible work arrangements due to COVID, verification has been carried out for main global offices where data has been provided.
Greengage has provided sustainability support and advice relating to its carbon emissions to align with their science-based targets and net zero carbon objectives. As part of scope of works, verification, and review of Scope 1 and 2 emissions has been provided. Following the Scope 1 and 2 review, further emphasis has been placed on RBG’s indirect emissions across the global value-chain by measurement of Scope 3 emissions. Scope 3 emissions relate to indirect emissions from upstream and downstream activities, such as business travel and the purchase of goods and services etc. In RBG’s case, Scope 3 is based on emissions from upstream activities. Additional research has been conducted to provide an offsetting review suitable for RBG’s global offices across the world.
To establish the boundary of responsibility, Greengage have applied the Financial Control approach as set out by the GHG Protocol which states ‘under the financial control approach, a company accounts for 100% of the GHG emissions over which it has financial control.
Key Outcomes identified:
Having worked through RBG’s business activities, calculated the associated carbon emissions, and proposed baseline, Greengage have identified some initial recommendations and initiatives that
should be considered as part of the work to reduce environmental impact and work towards carbon neutrality. A number of recommendations have been provided below to improve data capture, reporting as well as operational carbon performance.
RBG’s approach should be split into five key elements:
· Adopt an overarching Science based carbon reduction target (SBT) and consider additional ESG targets and objectives.
· Review and improve data capture and reporting.
· Review and reduce carbon and ESG impact of RBG’s supply chain.
· Reduce operational activities to minimise carbon and ESG impacts.
· Consider switching electricity supply to 100% renewable energy.
· Engage with clients on projects to reduce the associated carbon impact.
· As part of the carbon verification work carried out by Greengage, a carbon offsetting review based on international guidance to mitigate the adverse effects of carbon and climate change has been provided.
“As a global company, Robert Bird Group is proud to be part of a worldwide organisation aiming to achieve Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050. We recognise that it is pivotal for us to commit to Net-Zero in line with the global 1.5°C climate scenarios. Greengage has supported us in translating our vision into targets and action plans that are meaningful and deliverable for each of our business areas, enabling us to act and turn our vision into reality“