Vyta’s entire business model is based upon sustainability and fulfilling circular economy targets. Promoting the reuse of IT assets over recycling reduces the demand for energy and raw materials (as the requirement to manufacture replacement equipment is delayed) and allows organisations to share the carbon footprint with secondary users.
As COP26 enters its second day we wanted to share some of the actions being taken internally during our own journey to carbon neutrality, ensuring our business is as green as the services we provide.
- Change Management
We aim to achieve operational and behavioural change in work and rest areas on both our sites to reduce the company’s Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 51.08% by 2022 through a targeted and sustained Change Management plan. This will contribute to and underpin the company’s overall target of becoming carbon neutral.
- Green ICT
Vyta has implemented virtualisation technology to improve core systems and create better overall infrastructure for hosting and managing internal IT. We follow the latest power consumption standards and work closely with the Purchasing Office to improve standards.
- Energy Efficiency
Vyta have reduced energy consumption in relation to services in existing buildings, through targeted upgrade programmes. Automatic lighting has been installed and lamps have been removed from over lit areas. Radiant heaters have replaced radiators and fluorescent lights have been replaced with energy saving LED units.
- Waste Management
There has been a significant reduction of waste generated at our sites and the recycling of waste has been maximised through sustainable practices of resource consumption and waste management.
- Travel and Transport
Vyta drivers are trained in eco-friendly driving and the fleet is operated efficiently with optimised logistic planning. The environmental impact of vehicles is closely considered prior to purchase. Commute and business travel is monitored, reported on and steps taken for continual improvement.
- Alternative Energy
Vyta are significantly reducing carbon emissions derived from the generation of electricity and heat through the targeted implementation of renewable and low carbon energy. Projects include Gas CHP Engines, Solar PV, Wind Turbines, Biomass and Anaerobic Digestion.