NEC Software Solutions recognise we have a responsibility for the direct and indirect impacts of our operations on the environment. 

NEC has committed to Net Zero by 2040. We will continue to monitor and review Greenhouse Gas data directly related to our operations under our control and indirect emissions generated as a consequence of NEC activities but not controlled or owned by us. We have a suitable framework in place to ensure we meet our reduction targets.

This environmental strategy will ultimately enable us to make better business decisions, minimising the impact of our carbon footprint as we target Net Zero by 2040.

Environmental Practices

We strive for the best environmental practices and to continuously improve our environmental performance through a number of systems and processes implemented  to ensure we have a suitable framework in place for environmental management, which ensures 

  • we have a consistent approach to environmental management, 
  • meet statutory / legislative requirements, 
  • embrace in the fundamentals of a circular economy throughout our business
  • are transparent with our direct and indirect environmental impacts 
  • reducing our greenhouse gases
  • providing software solutions to provide environmental impact to our customers
  • and have the ability to influence change within our supplier groups through pre-qualification requirements and ongoing assessment and communication.

ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System (EMS)

Our Environmental Management System sets out a framework for environmental management that allows us to consider and monitor our interested parties, environmental aspects and impacts, set suitable objectives and targets to reduce impacts, all whilst achieving statutory and legislative compliance, ensuring leadership support and suitable resources are secured to achieve continual improvement.

Streamlined Energy Carbon Reporting (SECR)

In order to comply with the Companies Act 2006, NEC undertakes SECR reporting, this allows us to monitor and report on our Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e), Total Energy Consumption (KWh) and CO2e for each member of staff.  This information feeds into our environmental management system so it can be assessed to identify reduction objectives, initiatives and reduction projects.

Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

NEC must comply with ESOS, by assessing our energy use and identifying where energy can be saved, this feeds into our environmental management system so suitable objectives and targets are set and tracked through to completion.

Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) and Net Zero 2040 Commitment

NEC has a published Carbon Reduction Plan which details our commitment to Net Zero 2040. This plan is similar in nature to SECR. However, the CRP captures more emission data, allowing us to monitor and record our impacts in greater detail, so more effective reduction and elimination objectives and targets can be set.

  • Scope 1 emissions – covers direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.
  • Scope 2 emissionsindirect Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, steam, heat, or cooling. Although scope 2 emissions physically occur at the facility where they are generated, they are accounted for in an organization’s GHG inventory because they are a result of the organization’s energy use.
  • Scope 3 emissions – all indirect emissions (not included in scope 2) that occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream emissions.