Blakeney Leigh Limited

Carbon Reduction Plan

PPN 06/21 compliant

Supplier name

Blakeney Leigh Limited

Publication date

12 April 2024

Baseline year

2021 – 2022

Overview

Net Zero target

Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2023-24, by scope (tCO2e)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2023-24, by scope (%)

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Blakeney Leigh Ltd is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

Baseline emissions footprint

Blakeney Leigh’s greenhouse gas emissions reporting began in 2021-22. Our first Carbon Reduction Plan for this period, published January 2023, initially reported total emissions of 10.23tCO2e.

However, this did not cover all in-scope categories and availability of data has since improved. With the help of external experts, we have now re-calculated this baseline in full with improved accuracy.

 

 

Baseline year emissions

Baseline year emissions: 2021-22 (1st April – 31st March)

EmissionsTotal (tCO2e)
Scope 1

4.79

Scope 2

4.41

Scope 3
(Included Sources)

31.05

  • Upstream Transportation and Distribution: <0.1*
  • Waste Generated in Operations: 0.11
  • Business Travel: 16.33
  • Staff Commuting: 14.62
  • Downstream Transportation and Distribution: 0.00**

*A third-party screening analysis of products purchased revealed this category of emissions is immaterial to our total carbon footprint so we have not measured further.
**We do not sell products, so the Downstream Transportation and Distribution category is not applicable.

Total Emissions

40.26

Current emissions reporting

Reporting Year: 2023-24 (1st April – 31st March)

EmissionsTotal (tCO2e)
Scope 14.00 (-16.4% vs. baseline)
Scope 25.10 (+15.6% vs. baseline)
Scope 3
(Included Sources)

25.52 (-17.8% vs. baseline)

  • Upstream Transportation and Distribution: <0.1
  • Waste Generated in Operations: 0.10
  • Business Travel: 11.10
  • Staff Commuting: 14.32
  • Downstream Transportation and Distribution: 0.00
Total Emissions34.63 (-13.99% vs. baseline)

Emissions reduction targets

Blakeney Leigh has committed to a long-term target of achieving net zero by 2050 at the latest.

In practice, this equates to a 90% absolute reduction in Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2050 from our 2021-22 baseline. The remaining emissions will be balanced by emissions removals to achieve net zero.

To ensure we make tangible and continuous progress towards our long-term target, we have also adopted near-term targets in line with the recommendations of the Science-based Targets Initiative:

  • 42% minimum absolute reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030 from our 2021-22 base
  • 42% minimum absolute reduction in Scope 3 emissions by 2030 from our 2021-22 base.

These targets are in addition to our separate goal of becoming a carbon neutral business by 2030.

Our emissions reduction targets are set out in the chart below and are tracked against our existing progress to-date. Additional near-term targets will be set in future as required to ensure we continue to make progress in line with the latest climate science.

Carbon reduction targets (long term)

Progress against carbon reduction targets (near term)

Our targets commit us to a decrease in annual emissions over the next five years to 27.1 tCO2e, a reduction of 33% against our baseline year.

Carbon Reduction Projects

Ongoing and Completed Projects

Blakeney Leigh is certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard and is committed to being a socially and environmentally responsible business.

Following a temporary uplift in 2022-23, in 2023-24 we made significant progress on reducing business travel (our most material emissions category), cutting annual distance travelled by 44% year-on-year.

We have also made significant progress reducing our Scope 1 emissions by electrifying our fleet of vehicles. As of 2023-24, our fleet includes 3 plug-in electric cars and 1 plug-in hybrid, which have delivered a 39% reduction in per km fleet emissions since 2022-23. We plan to continue electrifying our fleet over the coming years.

Emissions Breakdown 2023-24

Projects underway

A materiality analysis of our 2023-24 emissions shows that our impact continues to be overwhelmingly caused by Business Travel and Staff Commuting, as shown by the doughnut chart. 

During 2024, we plan to implement a Sustainable Travel Policy to reduce travel where possible and encourage the use of public transport. As part of this work, we will explore the feasibility of introducing potential supporting measures such as:

  • Cycle to Work schemes
  • EV Salary Sacrifice schemes
  • Financial incentives for commuting on bike or public transport
  • Supporting more hybrid working.

Other projects under consideration

In addition to reducing fleet, travel and commuting emissions, we will also continue to explore options to reduce our Scope 2 emissions, which represent just under 15% of our 2023-24 footprint. Options under consideration include:

  • Switching to a genuine, high quality renewable electricity tariff
  • Investigating ways to incentivise and drive more sustainable and energy efficient behaviours
  • Exploring options for workforce climate awareness training.

We are also considering appointing a formal lead in our team to take responsibility for managing our sustainability initiatives.

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 standard* and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting**.

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) Standard***.

 * https://ghgprotocol.org/corporate-standard 

** https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-conversion-factors-for-company-reporting

***https://ghgprotocol.org/standards/scope-3-standard

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