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.
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:
Each year we report our Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions. More information can be found in the documents below:
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
|01 Purchased Goods and services
|02 Capital goods
|03 Fuel and energy-related activities (not included in Scope 1 or 2)
|04 Upstream Transportation and distribution
|05 Waste generated in operations
|06 Business travel
|07 Employee commute
|08 Upstream leased assets
|09 Downstream transportation and distribution
|10 Processing of sold products
|11 Use of sold products
|12 End-of-life treatment sold products
|13 Downstream leased assets
As this is our first year of reporting, we will be seeking to improve our data quality, capture and processes over time.
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.
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.