Sustainable channel transformation is accelerating, with Computacenter and Softcat being market giants that have set long-term carbon reduction targets in recent weeks and months.
But the introduction of the Renewable Energy and Carbon Accounting (SECR) requirements has forced a much wider range of UK partners to start measuring and reporting their 1 and 2 emissions and open their plans to address them. Some have also started tracking emissions from band 3 that are beyond their direct control.
At the forefront of the UK B2B technology industry, channel partners will play an important role in the UK’s decarbonisation efforts through the technology products and services it offers. However, with the onset of 2020, they also need to tidy up their own homes, with the SECR being hailed as a “good first step” in stimulating action.
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Available exclusively for CRN Essential subscribers, the upcoming Channel Net Zero Report analyzes the emissions of 50 of the 100 companies included in the CRN Top VARs 2021, based on SECR data published in their latest annual reports. It breaks down the key actions they are taking to reduce emissions and examines how industry leaders are innovating to continue and accelerate decarbonisation.
Taken together, these 50 partners in the channel have reported carbon emissions of around 75,000 tonnes in recent years. This is roughly equivalent to the estimated annual carbon footprint of around 6,000 UK citizens.
In the following pages, we summarize what 25 of the top 50 VARs we looked at said in their latest SECR comments, in ascending order of revenue, noting the tons of carbon everyone has calculated to have missed in recent years. .
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