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

The UK Government Public Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/21 requires organisations involved in the delivery of major government contracts to have a published Carbon Reduction Plan. The relevant documents produced by QinetiQ Group companies can be found below.




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 and publish these in our annual report and accounts. 

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.