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Net zero

We are all directly responsible for determining the future of the environment on which we, and all other forms of life, depend. What we do in the next decade to limit emissions will be critical to our future, as climate change directly impacts people, businesses, governments and the natural environment.

As a responsible business partner and employer, ElectraLink takes climate change and our commitments under the Pledge to Net Zero seriously. These are non-negotiable targets that we must all work together to achieve for the good of our planet and future generations.

In 2021, we established a project team to look at how we, as an organisation, can achieve net zero targets, implement decarbonising initiatives and raise awareness among colleagues on actions we can all take to reduce emissions and protect our planet.


Carbon neutral certified

Carbon Neutral Britain logo with black Union Jack and certifying ElectraLink as a carbon neutral business for 2023

As of March 2023, we are officially carbon neutral for a second year – as certified by Carbon Neutral Britain.


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Our emissions

As an SME with well-rehearsed remote working capabilities and high standards for our site facilities, our emissions primarily come from business travel and office electricity consumption. For full accountability of our operating emissions volume, on top of these sources, we have captured data on carbon emitted directly from commuting and home-working.


Our emissions 2019-2022

Column chart of ElectraLink's carbon emissions 2019-2022


Emissions sources 2019-2022



The Pledge to Net Zero encourages signatories to set targets in line with the Paris Agreement using science-based methods. Based on analysis of our emissions, we were able to achieve net zero emissions in March 2022 and will continue to reduce our emissions hereafter.

In addition to this, we commit to:

  1. Set and commit to deliver a greenhouse gas target in line with either a 1.5°C (encouraged) or well below 2°C climate change scenario – covering buildings and travel as a minimum.
  2. Publicly report greenhouse gas emissions and progress against this target each year.
  3. Publish one piece of research/thought-leadership each year on practical steps to delivering an economy in line with climate science and in support of net zero carbon. Alternatively, signatories may choose to provide mentoring and support for smaller signatory companies in setting targets, reporting and meeting the requirements of the pledge.

We acquired and analysed data from our suppliers and employees, and in 2022 set science-based targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C maximum average global temperature rise aim. As of January 2023, we are ahead of our annual reduction target.

Reaching net zero



Our dedicated Net Zero team have established three core principles for our net zero efforts: Reduce, Educate and Improve. ElectraLink is providing resources to reduce energy consumption in our offices and while employees are working from home. We will also take part in many events throughout the year, such as Earth Day, to raise awareness and help educate staff on consumption. We will continue to transition to carbon neutral product and service providers, further reducing our scope 2 and 3 emissions in our supply chain.



To offset our carbon emissions since 2020, we are supporting several organisations operating in various countries to support the global effort to reduce, capture and store carbon. These organisations provide support, training, resources and funding to international and local projects, and engage with governments, local authorities and communities. The projects we are partnering with in 2023 are Slakhit Wind Farm (Mongolia), Andes Mountains Hydro Power (Chile), and Energy Efficient Lighting (India).

ElectraLink has been working with internal and external stakeholders to devise and implement a plan of action for reaching our net zero goals. Our dedicated project team has collaborated with ElectraLink’s leadership and our central support functions, such as communications and contracts management, to ensure our efforts reach all areas of the business. Carbon Action – a carbon services consultancy – are our external trainers and advisors who have been tremendously supportive in providing the knowledge and resources we need to deliver a net zero plan.

As a result, we have mapped and managed all our emissions in compliance with ISO14065 and the GHG Protocol. Two independent, external organisations have formally assessed our work.

Based on best practice and data-led assessment of the whole business, we have established a plan with two key approaches:

Net Zero Week of Action 1-5 November 2021

In November 2021, to coincide with the COP26 conference in Glasgow, we launched our Net Zero Week of Action to celebrate our net zero commitment and engage staff on what this means for the business and as individuals.

During the week:

  • we launched our personal net zero pledge walls in both offices and virtually,
  • we hosted a meat-free cooking competition,
  • we enjoyed low carbon social events on an electric tour bus in London and at a carbon neutral restaurant in Nottingham,
  • we released an internal online hub to provide staff with digital resources and content to facilitate their low-carbon lifestyles.

To finish the week with firm action behind us, we issued a poll to staff to choose a carbon-cutting project for ElectraLink to donate to. Staff chose Rewilding Britain – an organisation that restores and protects Britain’s natural diversity – who received our donation in November.


Want tips from the carbon neutral energy data experts?

As the central body responsible for GB energy market data transfer and analysis, ElectraLink has significant expertise in applying data to carbon neutrality challenges, and we are already helping other organisations in understanding energy consumption. If you have any questions about how data can drive improvements in your understanding of energy consumption in your business or industry, we will gladly support your efforts.

Finally, we have invested significantly into our net zero aspirations and preparations, and hope that other businesses like ours are interested in committing to their own net zero journey. We are happy to answer any questions and share our experiences of creating a carbon neutral organisation.

Reach out to [email protected].