The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a UK government department which is responsible for business; industrial strategy; science, research & innovation; energy & clean growth; monitoring climate change.
In 2020, BEIS turned its sustainability remit inward, challenging itself to achieve a Net-Zero target across its property portfolio and operations. The starting point was the head office in Westminster.
Whilst BEIS fully understand their energy consumption and relative scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, the scope 3 emissions are less well defined. Setting a true Net-Zero emission target required all three scopes to be understood, have a pathway to reduction and actions to reduce emissions.