Carbon Reduction Plan Template

Supplier name: Fedcap Employment Scotland Limited
Publication date: 09.02.2024

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Fedcap Employment Scotland Limited recognises that climate change poses a threat to the economy, nature and society-at-large, our company commits to act immediately in a full and lasting commitment by;

  • For our company to achieve Net Zero in line with the Science Based targets set out by the UNFCCC i.e., to achieve Net Zero by 2035 and target a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030.
  • To set realistic short- and long-term targets
  • To maintain and report the total GHG emissions of our business regularly

In doing so, we are proud to be recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, and join governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that share the same mission.

We acknowledge that our commitment will be reported on the SME Climate Hub website. Fedcap Employment Scotland made our pledge to the Race to Zero in December 2023

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: October 2022 – September 2023
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
Fedcap Employment Scotland selected Financial Year 2022/2023 as its emissions baseline and offers a relevant starting point for us to track progress against our emissions targets.

In determining our carbon reduction plan, we follow the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management Hierarchy set out by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

This report has been created using the Environmental Reporting Guidelines, including Streamline Energy & Carbon Reporting guidance. The report uses the operational control approach to establishing the boundary. The methodology adopted in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the BEIS Environmental Reporting Guidelines. The calculations were completed using the UK Government emissions factors and the CBN Expert software including environmental input output factors.

Baseline year emissions: October 2022 – September 2023
EMISSIONS TOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 6.69 tCO2e
Scope 2 8.62 tCO2e
Scope 3
(Included Sources)
151.18 tCO2e
(1) – Some Products and services
(4) – Upstream transportation and Distribution
(5) – Waste Generated in Operations
(6) – Business Travel
(7) – Employee Commuting
Total Emissions 166.5 tCO2e

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: October 2022 – September 2023
EMISSIONS TOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 6.69 tCO2e
Scope 2 8.62 tCO2e
Scope 3
(Included Sources)
151.18 tCO2e
(1) – Some Products and services
(4) – Upstream transportation and Distribution
(5) – Waste Generated in Operations
(6) – Business Travel
(7) – Employee Commuting
Total Emissions 166.5 tCO2e

Emissions reduction targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero and to align with 1.5 degrees global warming, Fedcap will follow a Science based target pathway, setting near term targets

The target years show Fedcap’s GHG emissions near term targets to 2030. If Fedcap hits these targets, the company will be aligned with 1.5 degrees global warming

  • Near term Scope 3 emission targets are to engage with 80% of suppliers and understand their carbon emission by 2030.
  • Long term Scope 1&2 targets are to reduce to 0 emissions and 100% renewable electricity.
  • Long term target to be net-zero 2035
Scope Base Year 2022 Near term target 2029/30 % reduction (from base year) Net-zero target 2035
1 6.69 0.67 90 0
2 8.62 0.86 90 0
3 151.18 90.71 40 72.57
Total 166.5 92.24 72.57

Table 1: Fedcap Employment Scotland science-based targets and the required % reductions (tCO2e)

Figure 2: Fedcap Employment Scotland science-based targets, split by scope

Figure 2: Fedcap Employment Scotland science-based targets, split by scope

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

Fedcap Employment Scotland have implemented the following measures to date to drive our net-zero strategy;

  • 100% renewable electricity at the offices we are liable for utility bills
  • Sustainability Consultant employed to track, report and work with Fedcap to drive our understanding and emissions data
  • Implemented a Green team of sustainability champions across Fedcap
  • Cycle to Work scheme implemented
  • Sustainability and awareness training made available on Fedcap’s Learning Management System for staff
  • Carbon emissions visibility tracker for business travel updated to travel management system
  • In January 2023, planted trees in the Yorkshire Dales National park through the Yorkshire Dale Millennium Trust
  • In this reporting period Fedcap have planted 2258 trees via SBS and our Tree planting partner Eden Reforestation Projects which represents 1 tree for every customer on our programmes that started work

Future Commitments

Business Travel

Business travel is made up of mileage, trains, planes and hotels that are used to provide services to customers. Our future travel will consider the sustainable travel hierarchy to ensure we are lowering the impact whilst continuing to deliver services. We have implemented a travel booking system to understand our travel habits and will review this data.

Utilities

Fedcap Employment Scotland will actively encourage a wider understanding of water and energy efficiency across the business, reducing office consumption and associated emissions whilst also supporting our homeworking staff use less. We are also undertaking an ESOS (Energy Savings and Opportunities Scheme) audit and will use the results to set reduction targets in future reports.

Commuting

We will continue to understand our commuting data and use this to encourage greener forms of transport to reduce our emissions. We will promote our cycle to work scheme further across the business and consider incentivising both a car share and electric vehicle salary sacrifice schemes

Scope 3 – Supply Chain

We are committed to improving the quality and quantity of our Greenhouse Gas inventory and are targeting to have engagement with and understand the carbon emissions of 80% of our supply chain by 2030

Green Jobs

Create awareness around green jobs and upskilling within our employer network to support driving a green economy and to improve our reporting and tracking of Green jobs.

Tree Planting

We commit to planting one tree for every customer on our programmes that starts work.

Emissions Monitoring

To support, monitor and manage our ambition we continue employ the services of a sustainability consultant and track our carbon footprint.

Stakeholder engagement

As a not for profit, we are passionate and committed to understanding more about our impact on the environment and the communities within we serve.

Green talent,: We are committed to supporting access to and raising awareness of green jobs.

We commit to actively talking about our journey to our people , supply chain, customers, funders and through social media and marketing to support further the workforce of a net-zero economy Collectively we can make a difference.

Environmental training and Awareness

Fedcap Employment Scotland is committed in green upskilling for our people including access to environmental awareness training.

We have made this training available within our Learning Management System.

We commit to provide continuous learning opportunities and resources for our people and supply chain to support our ambition and encourage collective action in and out of the workplace.

We commit to promoting awareness within our business through our dedicated Go Green Intrant page, Go Green campaigns and through our Go Green network of sustainability champions across the business.

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 standard1 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting2.

Scope 1 and Scope 2 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) Standard3 This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).

 

Signed on behalf of the supplier

CEO Brian Bell's signature

Brian Bell

Chief Executive Officer, Fedcap Employment Scotland Limited

Date: 9th February 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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