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Carbon Neutral

Balance is key!

We are delighted to confirm that 2BScientific is now officially a carbon neutral company!

From all our eclectic array of products that we source and deliver right to your doorstep to all the travelling we do to find exciting new and innvoative products for your research we are proud to announce that we have off set our carbon footprint! We have chosen a variety of projects to fund as part of our mission!

2BScientific is now leading the way in the Life Science industry with its work and efforts on environmental and social programs.

A big thank you to all who were involved in this project!

Carbon Footprint Assessment

Scope: Company
Methodology: ISO 14064-1/DEFRA Guidelines
Included in the assessment: Building energy, hire cars, flights, public transport and taxis.
Assessment Period: 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
Emissions Total: 17.19 tonnes CO2e
Assessment undertaken/assured by: Carbon Footprint Ltd

Carbon Offsetting

Emissions Offset: 116 tonnes CO2e
Project Title: UK Trees (33)*, Kenya Trees (35)*, and Uganda Borehole (48).
Project Reference: VCS 981, GS-1247
Project Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Gold Standard VER
*For every tree, a tonne of carbon will be offset using the ADPML Portal Para REDD, VCS 981 project

Carbon Footprint Verification for 2BScientific Ltd

I am delighted to present the results of your second successful carbon footprint verification. Carbon Footprint Ltd has reviewed the methodology used; the sources of your energy and fuel data; and the calculation for 2BScientific Ltd. 2B Scientific is situated in Upper Heyford, and distribute reagents across Europe.

2BScientific have an affinity for ecological and sustainable practices by donating to bee protection and hospital charities. 2BScientific’s employee number has increased from 14 to 20 employees at their site, which is split into a general office and packaging room.

How was the carbon footprint calculated?

2BScientific has used Carbon Footprint Ltd’s online carbon calculator on www.carbonfootprint.com to calculate its carbon footprint for the period 1 st January 2020 to 31st December 2020. The calculation uses the 2020 emission factors developed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Department for Business, Environment & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for reporting emissions.

The carbon footprint assessment includes:

  • Electricity consumption
  • Gas consumption
  • Hire car travel
  • Air travel
  • Taxi travel
  • Public Transport

A 5% materiality threshold has been used. This means that errors or estimations that are likely to be less than 5% of the total carbon footprint are not considered a material discrepancy. Any errors above the 5% threshold will require a re-calculation.

Data Source & Accuracy

Carbon Footprint Ltd has discussed the data sources with 2BScientific Ltd (see table below).

Element of Footprint Data Source & Comments Data Accuracy
Electricity CIBSE1 conversion factors used to estimate the emissions for both the General Office and Workspace, based on floor space. Estimated
Gas CIBSE conversion factors used to estimate the emissions for both the General Office and Workspace, based on floor space. Estimated
Hire car travel No hire cars usage due to Covid-19 - Provided by mileage log in the past. N/A
Flights Company travel logs, including cabin class, origin and destination and return flights. Excellent
Taxi travel Personal usage logs recorded in miles. Excellent
Public transport No public transport usage due to Covid-19 - Provided by personal usage logs in the past. N/A

Results

Your total carbon footprint for the period 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020 is 17.19 tCO2e (see table and figure below for breakdown). This gives you an emissions per employee of 0.86 tCO2e (based on 20 employees) This has reduced from last year’s 1.12 tCO2e per employee (based on 14 employees).

The majority of emissions (69%) are associated with your company’s flights. The remaining emissions are mostly made up from gas, electricity and taxi travel. Hire cars and other public transport methods have not been used due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Scope Element of Footprint 2019 (tCO2e) 2020 (tCO2e) % change on previous year
Scope 1 Gas consumption 3.18 2.79 -12.3%
Scope 2 & 3 Electricity consumption2 3.09 2.44 -21.0%
Scope 3 Flights 5.91 11.91 101.5%
Hire car travel 3.08 - n/a
Rail and tube travel 0.08 - n/a
Coach and bus travel 0.11 - n/a
Taxi travel 0.19 0.05 -73.7%
Total emissions (tCO2e) 15.64 17.19 9.9%
Emissions per employee (tCO2e) 1.12 0.86 -23.2%

1 Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.
2 Includes emissions from electricity generation (scope 2) and transmission & distribution (scope 3).

Conclusion

2BScientific has successfully calculated its carbon footprint for the period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020. 2BScientific Ltd has also offset 116 tonnes CO2e to account for the calculated emissions, as well as go above and beyond by offsetting nearly 7 times the calculated emissions, to provide additional benefits to the offsetting projects. I have provided 2BScientific with a 12-month licence to use the Carbon Footprint – CO2e Assessed, Neutral + and Reduced (Based on the emissions per employee KPI)’ logos, for use within its marketing materials.