TRANSPORT
AND TRAVEL

LET’S GET STARTED
WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Scottish Water’s fleet travels 19 million miles per annum.

Business travel – car, train and plane – make up the remainder of these emissions.

We currently have 21 electric vehicles.

Transport and travel led to 16ktCO2e of emissions.

Zero emission chart

2019/20 POSITION

19 million

MILES TRAVELLED
BY FLEET YEARLY

21

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

16ktCO2e

TRANSPORT AND
TRAVEL EMISSIONS

TOP 5 CONTRIBUTORS
TO TRANSPORT EMISSIONS

31%

SLUDGE
TANKERING

21%

WATER
OPERATIONS

17%

WASTEWATER
OPERATIONS

12%

BUSINESS
TRAVEL

6%
SAMPLING

OUR APPROACH

REDUCE MILES
TRAVELLED

REDUCE
BUSINESS TRAVEL

REPLACE FLEET WITH ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES

These tables illustrate the key activities we are
exploring to reduce our transport and travel emissions.

We will keep these under review
with our expert advisory panel.

These tables illustrate the key activities we are exploring to reduce our transport
and travel emissions.

We will keep these under review
with our expert advisory panel.
Reducing fleet milage and business travel

UP TO

2025

• Review learning from COVID-19 agile working to embed new practices and digital working to reduce fleet and business travel.

UP TO

2030

UP TO

2040

• Identify, assess and implement streamlined end to end processes that reduce fleet mileage. (e.g. increased remote monitoring
of sites to reduce visits).

• Continue to transform our end to end processes to reduce fleet mileage.

• Continue to transform our end to end processes to reduce fleet mileage.

• Maximise benefits of digital working to reduce business travel.

• Continue to maximise benefits of digital working to reduce business travel.

• All remaining business travel to be zero emissions.

Reducing fleet milage and business travel

UP TO

2025

• Review learning from COVID-19 agile working to embed new practices and digital working to reduce fleet and business travel.

• Identify, assess and implement streamlined end to end processes that reduce fleet mileage. (e.g. increased remote monitoring
of sites to reduce visits).

• Maximise benefits of digital working to reduce business travel.

UP TO

2030

• Continue to transform our end to end processes to reduce fleet mileage.

• Continue to maximise benefits of digital working to reduce business travel.

UP TO

2040

• Continue to transform our end to end processes to reduce fleet mileage.

• All remaining business travel to be zero emissions.

Transitioning our fleet to zero emissions vehicles

UP TO

2025

• Identify, assess and implement new vehicle technology as it becomes available on market (e.g. electric and hydrogen vehicles).

UP TO

2030

• Complete transition to zero emission fleet.

UP TO

2040

• Test and deploy new zero emission vehicle technology as it becomes available on market.

• Zero emission options to be tested for all new fleet vehicles.

• Seek grant funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to accelerate fleet conversion.

• Work with other public sector bodies on development of refuelling infrastructure to accelerate deployment of zero emission vehicles.

• Implement refuelling
infrastructure to enable
deployment of new vehicle technology.

Transitioning our fleet to zero emissions vehicles

UP TO

2025

• Identify, assess and implement new vehicle technology as it becomes available on market (e.g. electric and hydrogen vehicles).

• Zero emission options to be tested for all new fleet vehicles.

• Seek grant funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to accelerate fleet conversion.

• Work with other public sector bodies on development of refuelling infrastructure to accelerate deployment of zero emission vehicles.

UP TO

2030

• Complete transition to zero emission fleet.

• Implement refuelling infrastructure to enable deployment of new vehicle technology.

UP TO

2040

• Test and deploy new zero emission vehicle technology as it becomes available on market.

INNOVATION
CHALLENGE

DEVELOPMENT OF
HYDROGEN VEHICLES

INNOVATION
CHALLENGE

DEVELOPMENT OF
HYDROGEN VEHICLES.

INNOVATION
CHALLENGE

DEVELOPMENT OF
HYDROGEN VEHICLES

KEY ENABLERS TO SUPPORT REDUCING
TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL EMISSIONS

PROCUREMENT

Enabling low emission
fleet transition

PEOPLE CAPABILITY

Develop agile working
behaviours and digital abilities

EXTERNAL FACTORS THAT SUPPORT
REDUCING TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL EMISSIONS

TECHNOLOGY AVAILABILITY

Growing availability of zero emissions fuel and sustainable transport technology

HYDROGEN NETWORK

Growing availability of hydrogen
refuelling infrastructure

INTRODUCTION

TRANSFORMATION

REDUCING
EMISSIONS
SUPPORTING A
FLOURISHING SCOTLAND

ELECTRICITY

PROCESS
EMISSIONS

GAS &
FUEL OIL

TRANSPORT
& TRAVEL

INVESTMENT

STORING
CARBON