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Carbon Reduction Plan Guidance

Notes for Completion

We are a SME recruiting and consulting business committed to achieving Net Zero emissions from its operations and supply chains by 2050.

The Carbon Reduction Plan will be reviewed and updated regularly (at least annually) and published and clearly signposted on our UK website. Ownership of this plan is at board level.

Carbon Reduction Plan Template

Supplier name: Green Park Interim & Executive Limited
Publication date: Monday 15th November 2021

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Green Park Interim & Executive Limited is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

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: 2019

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.

We have chosen 2019 as our baseline to give a true year of emission usage at the end of year of growth for the business, to give an accurate reflection of business. This is our first year reporting period.

  •  Scope 1 covers direct emissions, including those associated with the direct consumption of natural gas, heating oil, diesel fuel as well as emissions associated with owned and leased vehicles and fugitive emissions.
  • Scope 2 covers indirect emissions including those associated with the purchase and consumption of local electricity and distinct heating energy.
  • For Scope 1 and 2 calculations we followed the 2019 HM Government Environmental Reporting Guidelines. We have also used the GHG Reporting Protocol – Corporate Standard and the UK Government’s Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2021.
  • Scope 3 (Categories 4, 5, 6, 7, 9) covers other indirect emissions such as business travel, hotel stays, waste disposal, upstream emissions from purchased fuels and electricity. Emissions from employees teleworking have also been factored in including estimates from home energy consumption.

For Scope 3 calculations are as per the guidance in the government technical standard for the completion of carbon reduction plans as well as for calculations, we followed the guidance of GHG Reporting Protocol – Corporate.

 

Baseline year emissions:

EMISSIONS

TOTAL (tCO2e)

Scope 1

83.12

Scope 2

23.00

Scope 3

(Included Sources)

60.75

Total Emissions

166.87

Extrapolated Current Year Expected Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2021 (extrapolated from actual data to December 31st 2021)

EMISSIONS

TOTAL (tCO2e)

Scope 1

30.00

Scope 2

11.00

Scope 3

(Included Sources)

79.88

Total Emissions

120.88

Emissions reduction targets

As this is our first year of reporting we have taken live data from baseline 2019. Appreciating that there will be an obscured view of reductions for 2020 as a result of corona virus restrictions, our next full report will show from January 2021 to January 2022. We anticipate that the next report will give a truer picture of our post covid ways of working. We expect that there might be a small increase in this report as working practices returned to office use, however we still intend to minimise our business travel by promoting more flexible working and green travel initiatives.

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets.

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2019 baseline.

In 2021 we relocated our London offices from Mayfair to Victoria. We made our decisions based on a number of factors that would increase our commitment to carbon reduction including:

  • Office location by mainline station to reduce commuting time as well as commuting method
  • In support of our cycle to work scheme we have chosen a building that has bike racks and well as shower facilities for staff
  • We now have a filter tap built into main kitchen tap reducing need to third party suppliers and reducing plastic and glass wastage
  • Ensuring office design includes multiples recycling points – paper, plastics and food
  • Eliminating corporate single use waste by providing colleagues with reusable alternatives
  • We will continue our partnership with the UK Charity Trees for Cities for planting trees to offset our carbon emissions
  • We are moving to a paperless office. We have achieved this during the remote working period, however we expect that this may need to be on ongoing project now we are returning to office working. Monitoring has been put in place to assess data on areas of high usage.
  • We have rolled out the use of Skype for Business as well as Microsoft Teams and Zoom. We have also improved video conferencing facilities within our new to ensure our commitment to encourage the ongoing use of virtual meetings to minimise business travel
  • We have ensured that all staff have the means to continue working from home and have supported with repurposing office equipment to enable them to do so in line with our new flexible working policies that will reduce staff commuting
  • We have moved to a cloud-based system provider where we store all business documentation which has removed the need for business archiving externally and therefore courier printing and costs

Ongoing Carbon Reduction Initiatives

  • We will continue our partnership with the UK Charity Trees for Cities for planting trees to offset our carbon emissions
  • Whilst we aim be entirely paperless the monitoring of current use and data will need to remain under review
  • Will are in the process of looking at other ways to reduce our paper output. Currently moving to digital, portal based candidate packs and reports. This will also reduce the need and requirement for courier based activity
  • We are moving to a paperless office. We have achieved this whilst remote working however expect that this may need to be on ongoing project now we are returning to office working. Monitoring has been put in place to assess data on areas of high usage
  • We are working towards a reduction in confidential waste which we will be able to monitor against 2019 in our next years report

Future Carbon Reduction Initiatives

  • We are reviewing ISO and/or alternative accreditation most appropriate to our type and size of business
  • We will continue to seek other ways and means to reduce or eliminate our paper-based activity
  • We will be reviewing our flexible working policy to see how we can support the reduction of commuting
  • We will be reviewing our third party office suppliers to look for environmentally-friendly and locally-sourced options
  • We already encourage staff to use public transport (trains and buses) where possible, however where car travel is required we will be considering the implementation of green and electric options/initiatives
  • We will review courier and externally used suppliers again once we have reviewed next year’s report
  • We are creating an internal working group to discuss ‘green’ initiatives to feed into reduction policies
  • As part of our return to work, particularly in our new offices, we will be looking to further re-purpose old office equipment to existing staff members or alternative re-use and/or recycling schemes
  • We will continue to explore partnerships with organisations to allow us to invest in ‘green’/environmentally-friendly and sustainable programmes to offset our carbon.

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 technical guidelines. We have referred to the Environmental Reporting Guidelines including SECR, 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).

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