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 which organisations must comply with when bidding for contracts with a value of £5 million per annum or above. All organisations within this bracket will need to have calculated their carbon footprint and put procurement policies and measure in place. These practices help the government accelerate towards their 2050 Net Zero goal.

If your organisations does not have these standards in place you will automatically be excluded from the possibility of winning the government tender. In other words, the PPN 06/21 requires businesses to adhere to net-zero strategies and to track their current carbon emissions.

For more information on PPN 06/21 visit the link below:

If you need support getting your organisation prepared for government contracts, we can help with:

  • Carbon footprint accounting and reporting – Our team will work with you to understand and quantify your emissions and produce an annual ‘carbon footprint’ or greenhouse gas inventory.
  • Value chain/scope 3 emissions – Often accounting for over 75% of total emissions, we can help you to quantify ‘Scope 3’ emissions arising from the products and services you buy in, as well as other downstream emissions arising from the delivery of your products and services, and to engage with suppliers to reduce these.
  • Onsite carbon reduction audits – We can identify opportunities for efficiencies covering a breakdown of onsite energy use and emissions, and waste and water management and efficiency.
  • Carbon Reduction Plans – Many larger organisations and government bodies now require their suppliers to have a Carbon Reduction Plan (e.g. in line with PPN 06/21) and we can help you to produce a bespoke plan for your organisation.
  • Pathways to Net Zero – Increasingly your customers will want to see that you are decarbonising your activities in line with government and industry commitments and our team can help you establish a comprehensive pathway for your business to reach net-zero emissions, in line with science-based targets to limit global climate change.

Contact us today to get started on your journey to sustainability!