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Comply with PPN 06/21

& win work from public contracts.

Discover how to comply with Public Procurement Notice PPN 06/21 to win more bids. 

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What is a Carbon Reduction Plan [& How to get PPN 0621 Compliant]

At times, PPN 06/21 compliance can feel frustrating and overwhelming

Under time-pressure to comply with PPN 06/21, to bid on public contracts?

Your new carbon reduction plan may not meet the associated requirements

Calculating scope 1, 2, & 3 emissions can be confusing and time consuming

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What is PPN 06/21?

PPN 06/21, introduced in June 2021, is a significant UK Government policy shaping how organisations engage in public procurement on contracts over £5 million. This was called Policy Procurement Note 06/21.

Building on the UK’s 2019 legal commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, PPN 06/21 establishes specific required criteria for businesses bidding on government contracts, particularly those valued at £5 million or more.

This policy is a key step towards reducing UK emissions, with expectations for broader application and stricter thresholds in the future.

Failure to comply with PPN 06/21 legislation can remove your tender from the bidding process entirely. 

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What PPN 06/21 means for your organisation

PPN 06/21 requires companies bidding on UK government contracts over £5 million to demonstrate a commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

To comply, businesses must calculate their greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, 2, and 3), formulate a Carbon Reduction Plan aligned with the UK Government’s targets, and regularly update their emissions data.

This policy ensures businesses are actively participating in reducing their environmental impact and aligning with the government’s sustainability goals.

How to comply with PPN 06/21

1. Understand your emissions
1. Understand your emissions

Calculate your carbon footprint

Kick things off by understanding and calculating your Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

This crucial first step lays the foundation for compliance, helping you to identify where your business directly and indirectly contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

2. Create a carbon reduction plan
2. Create a carbon reduction plan

Plot a course to Net Zero in 2050

Create a  plan that not only aligns with government targets that meet Net Zero by 2050 but also integrates seamlessly with your business strategy.

We can assist with selecting the most appropriate metrics for your business; be it carbon intensity, FTE or revenue. 

3. Consistent monitoring and reporting
3. Consistent monitoring and reporting

Present your progress

Highlight how each initiative, past or planned, contributes to significant emissions reductions from your baseline year, showcasing your active role in the journey towards a sustainable future.

Download: PPN 06/21 compliant Carbon Reduction Plan template

PPN0621 Carbon Reduction Plan template

Simplified PPN 06/21 compliance

At Litmus Sustainability, we understand the challenges of PPN 06/21 compliance.

Our team of sustainability experts have decades of experience, helping all sizes of organisation to turn sustainability into a catalyst for growth.

Our expert team will guide you through every step of complying with PPN 06/21, allowing you to focus on winning and retaining your public sector bids.

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Under time pressure? We’ll get you compliant in rapid time, to ensure you get bids submitted by the deadline.

We work with your team to build a carbon reduction plan that aligns with your organisation’s broader business objectives

We report your scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions using GHG Protocol approved by Government

You’ll gain real insight and understanding of how climate risks affect you, your industry and your business

Ready to get started?

Book a call with Litmus

1. Enter your details now

One of our friendly team will drop you a line to discuss your requirements and answer any questions.

Plan your PPN 06/21 session

2. We work around you

We’ll work to your schedule and objectives; ensuring you become compliant as and when you need it.

Win work from PPN 06/21 compliance

3. Comply with PPN 06/21 and start bidding!

Get compliant in rapid time and start winning those government contracts.

Download a compliant CRP template

PPN0621 Carbon Reduction Plan template

PPN 06/21  Carbon Reduction Plan [Free template]

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