A modest data issue has come to light for 2015/16-19/20 gas and water consumption (and carbon metrics). This is due to errors being uncovered in the previous data sets which lead to a slight under reporting of gas and over reporting of water for our Bridgewater Place building (vacated end of December 2020). A view has been taken that as this issue does not affect the baseline year of 2013/14 and has been corrected for the current reporting year (2020/21) we will not undergo a change in the previously reported data.
New metrics are being added to the data set over time and corrections are made where new data becomes available. For example colocation data centre energy use for 2019/20 has been updated to actual data from an previous estimate in the 2020/21 report.
External data storage has been a major area of data development during 2020/21, with information added in for our outsourced data services in our baseline year (2013/14) and more recent impacts from colocation and cloud.
Work to assess the broader procurement activities will be undertaken in 2021/22, as these have not been completed in 2020/21. Similarly, work will be undertaken to assess the carbon, cost and consumption impacts of remote working as we move toward hybrid working. At that point, the dataset will be nearing completion.