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Globally our climate is changing due to rising greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations caused by human activity. The changes, such as rising temperatures and sea level, more extreme weather events and degradation of habitats are already having an impact on society, and the predictions are for significant issues in the future. It is essential that business plays its part, reducing emissions, adapting to the changes and innovating toward a future Net-Zero carbon economy.


It is essential that we continue to reduce our GHG emissions and adapt to climate change, innovating and collaborating across the value chain in order to reach Net-Zero by 2050 or sooner.

Read more about our Net-Zero plan and download our report.

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Carbon Reduction Plan

Public Procurement Note 06/21 “Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts” requires organisations to have a published Carbon Reduction Plan.

The following are our Carbon Reduction Plans:



Reporting and Assurance of our Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions

Each year we report our Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions. More information can be found in the documents below:

Our Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions

We have mapped our Scope 3 greenhouse emissions for FY21 and published for the first time in our annual report and accounts. Scope 3 comprises 15 different categories and a breakdown is as follows:
 Scope 3 Category Emissions (tC02e)
01 Purchased Goods and services 187,678
02 Capital goods 13,963
03 Fuel and energy-related activities (not included in Scope 1 or 2) 5,940
04 Upstream Transportation and distribution 3,396
05 Waste generated in operations 480
06 Business travel 1,976
07 Employee commute 3,666
08 Upstream leased assets 6,394
09 Downstream transportation and distribution 406
10 Processing of sold products 0
11 Use of sold products 3,101
12 End-of-life treatment sold products 0.2
13 Downstream leased assets 0
14 Franchises 0
15 Investments 1,935













As this is our first year of reporting, we will be seeking to improve our data quality, capture and processes over time.

Industry Collaboration

In 2021, the UK Defence Suppliers Forum launched a new Steering Group focused on Climate Change and Sustainability. We were actively involved in the development of a new Code of Practice and are delighted to be part of this programme, collaborating with our sector to work towards Net Zero. 

Climate Change Risk Assessment

Since 2011, we have undertaken climate change risk assessments on priority sites which we manage on behalf of the MOD, to understand what the key issues might be. In FY20 we undertook a further series of new assessments based on recent climate projection data, working in partnership with the MOD.