If your organisation is applying for a local authority or government contract you will be required to have a Carbon Reduction Plan in place in order to apply, in line with PPN 06/21.

In addition, private sector organisations are increasingly interested in the sustainability of their supply chain, meaning evidence of a net-zero commitment and a Carbon Reduction Plan is increasingly becoming more important.

What is a Carbon Reduction Plan?

A Carbon Reduction Plan outlines your organisation’s commitment to achieving Net Zero emissions, in line with the UK commitment to reach net zero by 2050.

It is now a requirement to provide a Carbon Reduction Plan when applying for all UK government and NHS contracts where there is an anticipated contract value of £5 million per annum and above (excluding VAT), and lower value contracts now include a net zero and social value weighting within the tender selection process.

How we can help

Groundwork’s Sustainability Consultants are well placed to support you in an effective Carbon Reduction Plan for your organisation.

In order to do this we will:

  • Calculate your carbon footprint (or verify this if you are already calculating this in-house)
  • Summarise year on year changes (where data is available) as a measure of progress in reducing your carbon emissions
  • Ensure you have an appropriate Net Zero Commitment established – working with your organisation to make sure it is appropriate and achievable – with interim targets
  • Identify appropriate carbon reduction actions to be included within your Carbon Reduction Plan
  • Format all information following the PPN 06/21 Carbon Reduction Plan guidance

We can support you to improve your net-zero and social value scores in future tenders and to communicate more effectively with your existing and potential clients and key stakeholders.

Your Carbon Reduction Plan is a high-level strategy document that will include a summary of previous carbon footprint assessments (if available), carefully identified carbon reduction targets and defined actions to achieve the goals set by your business.