Our Carbon Reduction Plan

Scotmas Net Zero 2025 Logo

Scotmas Group Ltd has set a target to achieve Net Zero emissions by December 2025.

The company is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by implementing various sustainability measures across its operations.

Scotmas Group recognises the urgent need to address climate change and its impact on the planet. The company is taking a proactive approach to reduce its carbon emissions and promote sustainable practices in the industry.

By achieving Net Zero emissions, Scotmas Group aims to make a significant contribution towards mitigating the effects of climate change and creating a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Scotmas Head Office

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: 2020
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
Despite continued business growth, particularly in export markets involving significant business travel, the company has chosen to set an absolute Net Zero emissions target against a 2020 (Covid influenced) baseline.
Baseline year emissions:
Scope 1121 tCO2e
Scope 228.9 tCO2e
Scope 3 (business travel, employee commuting)1.97 tCO2e
*baseline was very low due to very little travel during Covid in 2020
Total Emissions151.87 tCO2e

Current Emissions Reporting

Emissions reporting is the process of measuring and reporting the amount of greenhouse gases that are produced by our company. Emissions reporting is a critical component of efforts to reach our 2025 goal.

Reporting Year: 2023
Scope 1114.5 tCO2e
Scope 227.2 tCO2e
Scope 3 (business travel, employee commuting)57.81 tCO2e
Total Emissions199.51 tCO2e

Carbon Reduction Initiatives

In early 2020 we engaged with Zero Waste Scotland to carry out a full audit of the energy efficiency of our building and processes.

This independent review led us to make a number of commitments in the years 2021-2023:

  • Installation of 85Kw Solar Array on our main production and office building
  • Installation of HVAC controls to reduce energy consumption
  • Evaluation of the use of Ground Source Heat Pump to augment current factory heating arrangements
  • Minor works inclusive of destratification fans, air curtains and improved insulations to reduce heat loss.

For our staff we have implemented the following initiatives:

  • Replacement of diesel-powered cars with hybrid / fully electric vehicles on a rolling basis from 2018 onwards
  • Provision of free charging facilities to staff in order to encourage the use of own electric vehicles
  • Rolled out the LOVEELECTRIC car scheme, offered for staff to reduce the carbon from 250,000 miles commuted per year
  • Continued participation in Cycle to Work scheme and provision of showers and changing facilities to encourage cycle use.

In our production processes we have:

  • Transitioned to 99% recycled or recyclable product packaging
  • Implemented CNC controlled plastic cutting processes to minimise wastage, ensuring that collected swarf and off-cuts are separated and directed for recycling
  • Engaged with specialist contractors to manage WEEE and to provide better guidance to customers on end of life disposal options
  • Environmental management system certified to ISO14001

In 2024 we will:

  • Replace our gas factory heating with air source heat pumps, powered by our solar panels and 100% renewable grid electricity. This will save a further 50 tCO2e per year
  • Continue to map and better understand our Scope 3 impacts where relevant to our operations
  • Install fast electric car chargers to help use excess energy at weekends and evenings – offering paid charging for the local community
  • Implement grey water recycling initiatives on our site with the intention of halving our domestic water usage
  • Continue roll out of certified service engineer training and augmented reality remote support tools, with priority given to export markets in order to minimise impact on site travel.
  • Achieve bCorp membership
  • Adopt Tripple Bottom line reporting standards

By 2025 we will

  • Commit to offsetting embedded CO2 emissions via :”Gold Standard” certified offsets e.g. offering water filtration devises in SE Asia
  • Complete the transition of the full company fleet (cars and vans) to EV

As part of this process, we have quantified the carbon tonnages saved as a result of these initiatives, and these form part of our annual CSR reports to shareholders.

Scotmas Harnesses Solar Power to Move Towards a Sustainable Future
We installed 85 kWP solar panels on the roof of our head office in Kelso, Scottish Borders, in 2021.
All of our fleet cars are fully electric, and the company operates one van.
Clean Drinking Water.

Scotmas Net Zero 2025

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the stated carbon reduction targets.

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 0 tCO2e by 2025. This is a reduction of 100%.

Progress against these targets can be seen in the graph right.

Carbon Reduction Plan Graph


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 our board of directors.




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