Sumar + Associates Ltd. Climate Report

The purpose of the report is to increase the understanding of what is driving the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, set targets to reduce these emissions, and ensure transparency and traceability on the journey towards net-zero.

Methodology

The emissions or greenhouse gas accounting is based on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol’s corporate and value chain standards (ghgprotocol.org).

The GHG Protocol defines emissions in three scopes:

  • Scope 1 – The company's direct emissions from vehicles, combustion, processes, or leakages
  • Scope 2 – The company's indirect emissions from energy purchased and consumed (electricity, heating, cooling).
  • Scope 3 – Greenhouse gas emissions that occur upstream and downstream in the company's value chain, as a consequence of the company's operations. Examples of scope 3 emissions are purchased goods and services, transport, use and disposal of products, business travel and employee commuting.

Total greenhouse gas emissions are quantified in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), which take into consideration that different greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, methane etc.) have different global warming factors.

Introduction *

reporting year

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2022

number of employees in the reporting year

*

1

Commitment And Targets *

net zero target year

*

2030

Base year

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2022

comment on your net zero targets

*

-

near-term scope 1 target

*

20

target year

*

2026

near-term scope 2 target

*

25

target year

*

2026

near-term scope 3 target

*

20

target year

*

2026

comment on your near-term targets

*

-

Own emissions *

scope 1 emissions

scope 1 emissions (metric tons co2e)

*

1.17

own facilities

*

Not measured

own vehicles

*

Not measured

own processes

*

Not measured

scope 2 emissions

scope 2 emissions (metric tons co2e)

*

.841

total energy consumption (kwh)

*

-

renewable energy

*

-

purchased electricity

*

.213

metric tons CO2e

Renewable electricity (%)

-

purchased steam

*

-

Renewable electricity (%)

-

purchased heating

*

.628

metric tons CO2e

Renewable electricity (%)

-

purchased cooling

*

N/A

Renewable electricity (%)

-

Comment on your energy consumption

*

-

Value chain emissions *

scope 3 emissions

scope 3 emissions (metric tons co2e)

*

4.27

supply chain related - upstream emissions

purchased goods and services

*

N/A

capital goods

*

N/A

fuel and energy related activities

*

N/A

transportation and distribution (upstream)

*

N/A

waste in operations

*

N/A

business travel

*

.348

metric tons CO2e

employee commuting

*

N/A

leased assets (upstream)

*

N/A

customer related - downstream emissions

transportation and distribution (downstream)

*

N/A

processing of sold products

*

N/A

use of sold products

*

N/A

end-of-life treatment of products

*

N/A

leased assets (downstream)

*

N/A

franchises

*

N/A

investments

*

N/A

If you have excluded or have not measured any relevant sources of value chain emissions, provide your estimate of the % of your total emissions that is represented by these sources.

*

-

List any sources of emissions excluded:

*

N/A

describe the calculation methodology and comment on accuracy:

*

N/A

Actions and plans to reduce emissions *

to reduce emissions in line with my commitment, my company has a plan and is taking action:

*

Yes

Scope 1 Actions

own facilities

N/A

-

own vehicles

Yes

SumarPlus utilizes a fuel-efficient vehicle with plans to introduce electric vehicle within the next 3-5 year period. Additionally and to supplement low fuel consumption, SumarPlus relies on digital technology to replace face-to-face meetings and thereby reduce fossil fuel based emissions.

own processes

N/A

-

scope 2 actions

purchased electricity

Yes

SumarPlus will introduce sustainable and renewable energy products as new needs are identified and as older equipment reaches its end utilization. On a best efforts basis, SumarPlus will decommission high-emitting equipment and technology ahead of planned utilization periods. To date: • Rechargeable batteries have replaced all single use battery devices. • Lighting options have been adapted with a preference for LED light bulbs.

purchased steam

N/A

-

purchased heating

Yes

SumarPlus has taken the following steps to date and will continue to identify opportunities for emissions reduction as they arise / become feasible. • Installation of high-efficiency boiler systems. • Insulation has been installed to reduce energy consumption from heating sources.

purchased cooling

Yes

Natural shading has been installed on the premises to reduce the utilization of window-unit air conditioning.

scope 3 actions

supply chain related (upstream)

purchased good and services

*

Yes

Increased utilization of shared economy / circular economy for required goods and services. Additiional vetting of new product suppliers to identify and reduce carbon impact. utilization of local suppliers to reduce transport / fuel impact.

capital goods

*

N/A

-

fuel and energy related activities

*

N/A

-

transportation and distribution (upstream)

*

N/A

-

waste in operation

*

N/A

-

business travel

*

Yes

Continued practice of utilizing digital technology to intermediate communications in place of face-to-face. Where in-person meetings / site visits are needed, utilization of low impact providers / options to be incorporated.

employee commuting

*

Yes

Continued flexibility for remote work with limited in-person meetings.

upstream leased assets

*

N/A

-

customer related (downstream)

transportation and distribution (downstream)

*

-

-

processing of sold products

*

-

-

use of sold products

*

-

-

end-of-life treatment of products

*

-

-

leased assets (downstream)

*

-

-

franchises

*

-

-

investments

*

-

-

i have asked my suppliers to halve emissions before 2030 and join the un-backed race to zero campaign

*

No

i have communicated my commitment and actions to my business customers and asked them to join the un race to zero

*

Yes

percentage (%) of business customers asked

*

50

Percentage (%) of business customers committed

*

-

Climate Solutions *

Do you classify any of your existing goods and/or services as low carbon products or products that enable a third party to avoid GHG emissions in their value chain, here named “climate solutions”?

*

No

What percentage of your total revenue comes from sales of climate solutions?

*

-

Provide descriptions/names of your climate solutions:

*

N/A

Methodology used to assess these as climate solutions:

*

N/A

Third party which has validated the assessment, if any:

*

N/A

How much of your research and development budget is allocated to climate solutions?

*

25

are you investing in climate and/or nature outside your value chain?

*

No

Management and strategy *

Is responsibility for climate strategy and action clearly allocated at executive & board level? If yes, describe how and to which positions.

*

Yes

Principal (CEO and Founder)

Is there board level oversight of climate action? If yes, describe how.

*

No

SumarPlus, owing to its size does not yet have an external board of directors.

Have you analyzed whether your strategy, business model and product/service portfolio are aligned with the latest climate science? if yes, explain if/how it fulfills this ambition or how it needs to be transformed.

*

Yes

SumarPlus integrates the UN Sustainable Development Goals within its strategy and operations and as part of new design of products / services. Climate science is incorporated within the Social Impact Policy of SumarPlus, linked directly to the achievement of the SDGs.

Do you identify, assess and manage climate risks? If yes, describe how.

*

No

-

Have you integrated climate and/or nature into your mission statement? If yes, describe how.

*

Yes

SumarPlus integrates climate, sustainability and social impact within the mission and vision, as noted below: "We enable our clients and partners to unlock growth via sustainability and global skills development." The mission and vision inform strategic choices from which clients to work with to which technology providers to procure from.

Do you contribute to accelerating climate action in society e.g. by influencing peers, governments, employees, and/or aligning your membership in trade associations with your missions to halve emissions by 2030?

*

Yes

SumarPlus is a member in good standing with the following organizations, dedicated to sustainable development and inclusive growth: - SME ClimateHub - Canadian Association of International Development Professionals - PLEDGE for a Sustainable Community - Principles for Digital Development. - Canadian Environmental Network. In 2023, Sumar + Associates launched SDG Seventeen, our gamble on the future which explores how we mobilize Canadians to make choices that lead to a sustainable world. SDG Seventeen focuses on the local dimension – from engagement to action – because we know that achieving the global goals starts at home. SDG Seventeen is committed to providing relevant insight on the Sustainable Development Goals, helping our community of partners to make informed decisions that drive sustainable growth.

Results, challenges and outlook *

Comment on results:

*

2022 is the baseline year. There are no previous years to report on.

Do you face any key challenges in reducing emissions and/or scaling climate solutions? If yes, describe how.

*

No

SumarPlus has not identified any key challenges impeding the reduction of emissions and/or scaling climate solutions at this point in our journey.

What support would you need to tackle these challenges?

*

N/A

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