Helping the Vipassana Trust understand their environmental impact

Background Vipassana Trust is an educational charity which provides 10-day residential Vipassana meditation courses to the public on a donation-only basis. In Suffolk, the charity operates out of Walnut Tree Manor; a farmstead dating back to the seventeenth century. As well as the Grade-II listed Manor House, the Suffolk site comprises a connected Coach House…Read More »

What is PPN06/21?

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. PPN 06/21 is a Procurement Policy Notice (PPN) which was published in June 2021 by the UK Government which has established criteria…Read More »

It’s not too late! Catch up on our Carbon Reduction Plan webinar

If you’re a UK based organisation looking to set a Net Zero target or reduce your carbon emissions, you’ll need to be up to speed with Carbon Reduction Plans. Increasingly, suppliers are required to have a Carbon Reduction Plans in place to be able to bid for local authority, NHS or national government work. In…Read More »

Advancing Sustainability: The Advantages of Electrifying Your Fleet for Sustainable Businesses

As businesses strive to establish sustainable practices, investing in an electric fleet has emerged as a compelling solution for organisations seeking to reduce their environmental impact and embrace eco-conscious transportation. Embracing electric vehicles (EVs) not only aids in combating climate change but also offers financial, operational, and reputational benefits to businesses committed to sustainability. In…Read More »

Providing Earsham Street Café with carbon footprinting & net zero support

Background Earsham Street Café is a family-run eatery in Suffolk run by Gemma Parker and partner Mike Hennessey, which operates within a beautiful Grade II listed building in the historic market town of Bungay. Gemma and Mike have been interested in learning more about potential energy efficiency technologies and were signposted to Groundwork for help….Read More »

Greenhouse Gas Reporting for the Groundwork federation

Background Groundwork is a federation of charities working locally and nationally to create a fair and green future in which people, places, and nature thrive. As an environmentally driven organisation we are keen to have a limited environmental impact, however as a charity it can be challenging to source funding to aid decarbonisation. Groundwork’s Sustainable…Read More »

Supporting TransPennine Express with Carbon Footprint Verification

About TransPennine Express is a train company that runs intercity services linking cities and towns across the North of England and Scotland. Sustainability is at the heart of their operations and they have developed a strategy in line with the rail industry sustainable development principles and UK policy goals for greener transport and modal shift,…Read More »

Setting Science Based Targets

In our last blog we introduced what Science-Based Targets (SBT) were and why they were important. In this blog we will outline the steps required to set them. Step 1: Commit to setting a Science Based Target Committing to setting an SBT is an important first step. It shows that your business is serious about…Read More »

Upcoming Webinar – Carbon Reduction Plans

Midday, Thursday 25th January 2024 If you’re a UK based organisation looking to set a Net Zero target or reduce your carbon emissions, register for Groundwork’s next free webinar! Groundwork Sustainability Consultant Dominic Simpson will host this free webinar on Carbon Reduction Plans. Dominic has a wealth of experience working with organisations to help them…Read More »

Introducing Science Based Targets

Progressing with the Net Zero agenda has never been more important for business. However, it’s not merely about making pledges; it’s about setting credible goals and targets that are firmly grounded in climate science.  The science behind setting targets has evolved to play a pivotal role in our transition to a more sustainable future. In…Read More »