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Carbon reduction plan

Carbon Reduction Plan

 

Supplier name: WD Construction

Publication date: 20th May 2024

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

WD Construction is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Note to Reader

Please note that 2023 is our first reporting year, hence our baseline and current reporting years are the same.

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: 2023

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.

Baseline Emissions

Baseline Emissions have been calculated for Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions. These are based on 2023 figures.

We feel that the selected baseline gives an accurate representation of the normal business practise for Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions and provides an accurate number for us to set reduction targets against. WD Construction office is completely managed by a third party and therefore no Gas and Refrigeration (Scope 1) or Electricity (Scope 2) figures have been included.

A subset of Scope 3 emissions has been gathered and calculated for the year 2023 and reported in the current emission reporting section. The subset includes the following:

  • Category 4 - Upstream transportation and distribution

  • Category 5 - Waste generated in operations

  • Category 6 - Business travel

  • Category 7 - Employee commuting

  • Category 9 - Downstream transportation and distribution

 

Calculation of Scope 1, 2 & 3 Emissions.

Currently Scope 1 & 2 Emissions are calculated using the SME carbon calculator tool provided by the carbon trust which is suitable for scope 1 & 2 calculations. Scope 3 emissions have been calculated using the UK Government GHG Conversion Factors.

 

When calculating Scope 3 emissions, the following guidance were observed:

Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2023 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

[1] https://ghgprotocol.org/corporate-standard
[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-conversion-factors-for-company-reporting

[1] https://ghgprotocol.org/standards/scope-3-standard

 

 

 

 

Baseline year emissions: 2023

EMISSIONS

TOTAL (tCO2e)

Scope 1

3.22

Delivery vehicles

Scope 2

0.00

N/A

Scope 3

(Included Sources)

6.10

 

Upstream transportation and distribution

Waste generated in operations

Business travel

Employee commuting

Downstream transportation and distribution

 

Total Emissions

 9.32 tCO2e

 

 

 



 

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2023

EMISSIONS

TOTAL (tCO2e)

Scope 1

3.22

Delivery vehicles

Scope 2

0.00

N/A

Scope 3

(Included Sources)

6.10

 

Upstream transportation and distribution

Waste generated in operations

Business travel

Employee commuting

Downstream transportation and distribution

 

Total Emissions

 9.32 tCO2e

 

 

Emissions reduction targets

 

Emissions reduction targets for scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions

 

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

 

  • WD Construction is targeting net zero emissions across all its activities by 2050. This target includes the full activity of our supply chain working on our behalf. This target includes all emission sources covered in PPN06/21

  • WD Construction also aims for a 40% reduction in Scope 1, 2 emissions by 2030, this is measured from a 2023 baseline.

 

We project that carbon emissions will decrease for Scope 1, 2 & 3 Emissions to 5.96 tCO2e by 2025 (a reduction of 20%), further decreasing to 4.47 by 2030 (a further reduction of 20%)

To achieve these objectives, we will assess activities associated with scope 1 and 2 emissions by looking at company transportation; use of electric vehicles etc.

 

Progress against these targets can be seen in the graph below:

 

 

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives:

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented before/since the revised 2023 baseline.

Environmental management carbon reduction measures adapted and applied by the company including the following: 

  • Environmental management carbon reduction measures include recycling or reusing end of life products, including packaging/cardboard/paper/plastics/glass/batteries and pallets.

  • Providing awareness training to employees on environmental matters.

  • Engagement with our employees on our sustainability objectives and how they can assist in achieving these.

  • We believe in using materials from sustainable sources, we use printers local to our customers where possible to minimise our impact on the environment.

  • We undertake regular due diligence of our supply chain, to assess our suppliers’ performance on sustainability and to how the supplier is supporting PSL’s, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals.

  • Deliveries to customers are planned, to ensure the most efficient use of travel and a reduction in mileage.

  • Hybrid working – employee reduction in travel.

  • Implemented Microsoft Teams reducing the requirement for on-site visits for sales and support staff.

  • Through our sales functions, we can influence customers on how to minimise the environmental impacts, by steering them towards chain-of-custody sourced paper and boards.

  • Reduction in diesel fleet vehicles.

Current Carbon Reduction Initiatives:

  • Increase environmental awareness and compliance for all employees

 

Future Carbon Reduction Initiatives for consideration:

  • Less employee travel

  • Lower emissions cars/electric cars

  • Reduction in mileage

 

In the future we hope to implement further measures centred around the reduction of Greenhouse gases in Scope 1, 2 and 3 areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[1] and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting[2].

Scope 1, 2 & 3 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[3].

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).

 

Signed on behalf of the WD Construction:

 

Name: Sarah Berry

Position: Office Manager

 

Date: 20th May 2024

 

[1] https://ghgprotocol.org/corporate-standard

[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-conversion-factors-for-company-reporting

[3] https://ghgprotocol.org/standards/scope-3-standard

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