Carbon reduction plan

Carbon reduction plan

The Tavistock Institute of Human relations is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2035.

Baseline emissions footprint

Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases that have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the introduction of any strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured.

Baseline year: October 2022 — September 2023
Additional details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.

We have made a comprehensive audit of the included scope emissions in our UK operations from this reporting year. These are based on the Planet Mark carbon footprint assessment. We have made these calculations based on our Financial Control over our emissions.

Travel calculations (i.e., commuting plus non-flight travel) are based on an employee survey (3-months average estimated for the reporting month period).

Baseline year emissions: 33.5 (tCO2e)

EmissionsTotal (tCO2e)
Scope 10
Scope 23.4
Scope 3 (commuting, business travel, procurement, waste)30.0
Total emissions33.5

Current emissions reporting

Reporting year October 2023 — September 2024. We are actively measuring our emissions, with a view to producing a new report and measuring against the baseline year by the end of 2024.

EmissionsTotal (tCO2e)
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 3 (inc. sources)

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 14.9 tCO2e by 2028/29. This is a reduction to 56% of the baseline measurement from 2022/2023 with a 15% year on year reduction. For the last five years until 2034/2035 we predict a 20% year on year reduction.

Our projections against these targets can be seen in the graph below:



Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives — the following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented prior to the 2022-23 baseline. The carbon emission reduction achieved by these measures will not be captured in this document as it falls before the reporting period. TIHR undertook: 

  • the development and sign-off of an organisation-wide environment policy. This focuses on missions reduction, waste reduction and included in the employee handbook and introduced to new employees at induction. This highlights TIHR’s commitment to carbon reduction and draws attention to relevant policies and practices.
  • a change of energy provider to 100% renewables
  • measures to improve recycling of waste.
  • the first stage ISO14001 certification in June 2022 and has subsequently been re-certified for the following year. This involved developing, implementing, and maintaining key performance indicators in relation to TIHR’s environmental performance.

In the future we will implement further measures to continue reduce emissions, including but not limited to:

  • Continue to seek accreditation by the ISO including annual audits
  • Travel policy. As most company emissions relate to business travel and patricianly to air travel, our main focus on emission reduction will be in this domain. Key steps will include incentivising/ funding low-carbon alternative methods of transport where possible (i.e. train travel), increasing use of virtual/ video-conferencing technology to reduce number of journeys overall, exploring additional measures to reduce travel such planning longer (in duration) but less frequent visits when travel is essential.
  • Review suppliers and sub-contractors’ environmental performance
  • Providing advice and guidance about energy use for staff and continued awareness raising and education about climate change and carbon reduction for staff.


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 1 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting 2.

Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions have been reported in accordance with SECR requirements, and the required subset of Scope 3 emissions have been reported in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard 3.

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).

Eliat Aram, CEO, The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations

1 May 2024

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