CARBON REDUCTION PLAN GUIDANCE
Notes for Completion
Where an In-Scope Organisation has determined that the measure applies to the procurement, suppliers wishing to bid for that contract are required at the selection stage to submit a Carbon Reduction Plan which details their organisational carbon footprint and confirms their commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050.
Carbon Reduction Plans are to be completed by the bidding supplier and must meet the reporting requirements set out in supporting guidance, and include the supplier’s current carbon footprint and its commitment to reducing emissions to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050.
The CRP should be specific to the bidding entity, or, provided certain criteria are met, may cover the bidding entity and its parent organisation. In order to ensure the CRP remains relevant, a Carbon Reduction Plan covering the bidding entity and its parent organisation is only permissible where the detailed requirements of the CRP are met in full, as set out in the Technical Standard and Guidance, and all of the following criteria are met:
- The bidding entity is wholly owned by the parent;
- The commitment to achieving net zero by 2050 for UK operations is set out in the CRP for the parent and is supported and adopted by the bidding entity, demonstrated by the inclusion in the CRP of a statement that this will apply to the bidding entity;
- The environmental measures set out are stated to be able to be applied by the bidding entity when performing the relevant contract; and
- The CRP is published on the bidding entity’s website.
Bidding entities must take steps to ensure they have their own CRP as soon as reasonably practicable and should note that the ability to rely on a parent organisation’s Carbon Reduction Plan may only be a temporary measure under this selection criterion.
The Carbon Reduction Plan should be updated regularly (at least annually) and published and clearly signposted on the supplier’s UK website. It should be approved by a director (or equivalent senior leadership) within the supplier’s organisation to demonstrate a clear commitment to emissions reduction at the highest level. Suppliers may wish to adopt the key objectives of the Carbon Reduction Plan within their strategic plans.
Carbon Reduction Plan
Supplier name: Trajectory Limited………………………………………………………….
Publication date: April 2022……………………………………………………………………….
Commitment to achieving Net Zero
Trajectory Limited is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030.
Baseline Emissions Footprint
Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases that have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the introduction of any strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured.
|Baseline Year: 2021-22|
|Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.|
|This is our first year for measuring our emissions and we have measured the baseline as we have moved back into office space post the CV-19 pandemic.|
|Baseline year emissions:|
|1.67 (Supply Chain Emissions)|
Current Emissions Reporting
|Reporting Year: 1st September 2021 – August 2022|
This will be completed in August 2022
We calculated our emissions in line with our financial year and we will populate the above table at the end of August 2022 at the end of our current financial year. Our Carbon Reduction Plan will be updated in September 2022, and this is our first year of having a formal plan in place. For the financial year 2020-21all staff worked from home and we did not have an office presence until 31st March 2022. From 1st April 2022 we have an office (1-2 Paris Garden, London, SE1 8ND)
Our landlord is Halkin Management Company Ltd ( Company Registration No: 9301320 | Registered Office: 4th floor, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AF, UK | VAT Registration No: 203871132). Halkin have provided their Carbon Reduction Plan statement below.
“Halkin are committed to helping London achieve net zero by 2030 and are currently one of a handful of business operators taking part in the Mayor of London’s Climate challenge. In collaboration with Better Bankside, Planet Mark and recycling specialists Paper Round, we are working hard to reduce our carbon footprint by 10 % this year.
We are reviewing all forms of energy consumption in our building and where possible changing fittings such as lights and generators to green alternatives. Our clients play an important part in this commitment. Whilst we can ensure responsible recycling of waste and goods and choose the most sustainable materials possible for our buildings, we kindly ask clients to monitor their own energy consumption by turning off all devices at the end of an evening (rather than leaving them on standby) and by using the recycling facilities in common areas correctly.”
We are using the government tools detailed below to help us achieve Net Zero by 2030.
https://smeclimatehub.org/user-panel/ – We registered as Trajectory Limited and the member of staff responsible for the plan is Carolyn MacLeish.
https://businesscarboncalculator.normative.io/dashboard – Used to calculate our Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions
In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets.
Reduction of 15% in emissions year on year until we achieve Net Zero.
We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 0 tCO2e by 2030. This is a reduction of 100%
Carbon Reduction Projects/Plan
To manage our environmental impacts, we will be an organisation that improves its environmental performance continually, prevents pollution, and complies with, and where possible exceeds, applicable environmental legislation.
We will do this by:
- Making the most efficient and effective use of all resources, encouraging all staff to develop a sustainable approach to their work. This will include the use of technology to support agile working, such as the use of electronic transactional processes to reduce paper costs.
- Minimising carbon emissions from business travel by avoiding unnecessary journeys and travelling by public transport unless there are reasons why this is not practicable or if there are circumstances where travel by public transport would impede efficiency or effectiveness.
- Promoting sustainable modes of transport for commuting to work and encourage working from home for part of the week.
- Identifying and implementing cost-effective measures to reduce energy and water consumption.
- Reducing the amount of waste generated and disposed to landfill.
- Use less paper.
- Ensure that redundant ICT equipment and other assets are re-used (by being offered to staff to use when working from home or offered to charitable organisations) or responsibly recycled.
- Promote sustainable development through our procurement practices.
- We want to be an organisation where procurement practices deliver value for money from improvements in areas such as human rights, greenhouse gas emissions, community relations and product recycling.
- Work with our suppliers particularly our landlord to promote a sustainable and socially responsible procurement policy that includes consideration of CSR in all evaluations of our purchasing.
How will we demonstrate our progress?
- By continuing to update our plan year on year post an annual review us measuring our emissions using the government tools to ensure Carbon reduction year on year.
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy use in the office and when working from home and business-related transport in line with set targets
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from domestic business travel flights in line with set targets and only fly when no other form of transport was available.
Declaration and Sign Off
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans.
Emissions have been reported and recorded in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the GHG Reporting Protocol corporate standard and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting.
Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions have been reported in accordance with SECR requirements, and the required subset of Scope 3 emissions have been reported in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard.
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).
Bidding supplier or ‘bidding entity’ means the organisation with whom the contracting authority will enter into a contract if it is successful.
Technical Standard can be found at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/991625/PPN_0621_Technical_standard_for_the_Completion_of_Carbon_Reduction_Plans__2_.pdf
Guidance can be found at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/991623/Guidance_on_adopting_and_applying_PPN_06_21___Selection_Criteria___3_.pdf