Carbon Reduction Plan
August 2022

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

iMeta Training is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2040.

Baseline Emissions Footprint

Baseline Year: 2021

Baseline year emissions:
Emissions TOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 136
Scope 2 143
Scope 3 167
Total emissions 446

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting year: 2021

Baseline year emissions:
Emissions TOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 21
Scope 2 24
Scope 3 8
Total emissions 53

Please note that Waste is not captured, as recording this is something we intend to introduce.

Emissions Reductions Targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets in publishing this Carbon Reduction Plan:

  • Net Zero by 2035 for emissions we directly control
  • Net Zero by 2040 for emissions we can externally influence

Carbon Reduction Projects

iMeta Training is committed to sustainable development to meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We aspire to continuously improve our sustainability through an ongoing programme to reduce or remove environmentally damaging activities and encourage activities that, where possible, improve or conserve the environment. We will protect human health and the environment within our operations, buildings, management of our people, and relationships with external organisations and associates.

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2021 baseline.


Forming an Environmental and Sustainability Steering Group (ESSG), a multi-disciplinary group of employees and volunteers which will set and promote the strategic direction for iMeta Training in respect of the environmental and sustainability agenda and articulate this through the Environmental & Sustainability Policy and associated The ESSG will:

    • Develop, deliver, and monitor progress against the ESSG’s annual plan and report on this in iMeta Training Annual Reports and Accounts, available on our Intranet and our external website
    • Communicate to, and encourage, employees and volunteers to participate in, and contribute to, ESSG’s initiatives to continuously improve iMeta Training environmental and sustainability approach
    • Encourage all iMeta Training People to adopt a sustainable mindset, understanding that small habitual changes all aid the collaborative effort to improve iMeta Training environmental sustainability

Virtual Meetings: Use of Microsoft Teams across the charity became integral throughout pandemic restrictions and emphasising its use has remained today to ensure accessibility and reduced emissions through It is now our policy that all meetings must have the option for virtual attendance and conference/meetings rooms have been equipped to facilitate this.


Our Property Strategy embodies sustainability and carbon reduction as core principles. As we in- vest in our estate we will capture opportunities to improve our use of energy through appropriate boilers and heating controls, and the introduction of improvements such as LED.

We have identified 118 buildings for disposal to consolidate our property portfolio, this will include the disposal of many which are not up to date as far as energy efficiency is concerned g., old lighting, boilers, insulation etc.

Whilst not the primary driver, the disposals programme will reduce our utility consumption


  • Always consider the environment and sustainability in building design and maintenance
  • For every refurbishment / new build opportunity that arises, always consider environmental and sustainable alternatives, g., replace luminaire lighting with LED, install automatic meter readers (AMRs), energy efficient boilers and insulation, etc.
  • Encourage smart sustainable thinking when using facilities, g., turning off lights, monitors, taps etc. when not in use
  • We are in the process of discontinuing the use of disposable drinking cups, plates, and cutlery, replacing these with environmentally friendlier crockery and glasses
  • Printing – Electronic literature used where possible g., feedback forms, learning and training materials for Workplace Training delegates and internal training


  • New uniform contract includes recycling of old garments and 0 garments being sent to landfill as of December 2023
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Value added to all tenders/supplier evaluations, which includes Environmental and Sustainability considerations, to improve our supply
  • Our purchase of energy is conducted via a supplier operating the REGO scheme (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin), ensuring a high proportion of our energy usage funds renewable energy generation; most of our supplier’s REGOs come from wind farms or hydroelectric schemes


  • Our Fleet Strategy requires we ensure new vehicle purchases, e.g., are Euro 6, meeting EU emission standards and vehicle emission legislation and that electric, hybrid, LPG powered vehicles are considered at each procurement opportunity
  • iMeta is compliant with Clean Air Zones nationwide, g., Low-Emission Zone criteria in London and many vehicles are also Ultra-Low Emission Zone compliant
  • Use of AdBlue fuel where possible, to reduce mono-nitrogen oxide emissions
  • Investigating use of fossil-free fuel “HVO100 Renewable Diesel” in our vehicles with Euro 6D compliant engines; this fuel reduces Co2 up to 90%
  • Vehicle telematics system measures/monitors/benchmarks fuel consumption and driver behaviour to ensure enforcement of safe and environmentally friendly standards


iMeta Training Expenses Policy requires employees and volunteers to use trains and other environmentally friendly forms of public transport as far as practical, and we continue to monitor and heavily encourage the use of public transport for iMeta

Business Operations:

Online and Blended Learning – Within our Workplace Training portfolio we have introduced courses which can be delivered partially and entirely online, reducing carbon emissions through reduced venue usage, and reduced travel from our trainers and courses delegates.

Furture Carbon Reduction Initiatives

In the future we hope to implement further environmental measures.


Our Property Strategy embodies sustainability and carbon reduction as a core principle. As we in- vest in our estate, we will capture opportunities to improve our use of energy through appropriate boilers and heating controls, and the introduction of improvements such as LED lighting.

The Property Strategy captures the opportunity to invest in infrastructure, supporting the fleet strategy to introduce more electric vehicles.

Further reviews and property disposals are planned to ensure our portfolio is fit-for-purpose and energy-efficient.


  • Seek a staged introduction of zero-to-landfill recycling and improvement of existing waste recycling, through a national contract
  • Continue to monitor our energy carbon footprint
  • Printing: Reducing printer devices per building – reduces cartridge waste, power usage, and emissions


  • Adding more stringent environmental and sustainability credentials to our supply chain selection
  • Reducing the use of Entonox (a pollutive) through the introduction of Penthrox
  • Reviewing and reducing plastic Sellotape wrapping with biodegradable tape


  • Further develop and integrate existing monitoring systems to record and subsequently manage fleet energy efficiency, including fuel carbon footprint

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 standard1 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting.

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) Standard3.

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

Mohammed Zur- Director
Date: 18th August 2022