|Supplier Name||Blue Marble Environmental Partnerships Ltd, Odhams Wharf Exeter EX3 0PD www.blue-marble.co.uk|
|Publication Date||April 2023|
|Reporting period start||January 1st 2022|
|Reporting period end||December 31st 2022|
2.0 Blue Marble Environmental Partnerships is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050
3.0 Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases that have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the introduction of any strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured.
|Baseline Year: 1st February 2020 – 31st January 2021|
|Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations:|
|Baseline emissions year was impacted by COVID 19 Pandemic. Future reporting was updated to reflect calendar year. In addition, previously excluded Scope 3 activities have been evaluated and included within the updated footprint.|
|Baseline year emissions:|
|Scope 3 (Included Sources)||Total: 0.17 tonnes Upstream Transportation and Distribution – did not occurWaste Generated in Operations – did not occurBusiness Travel – 0.17 tonnesEmployee commuting – not calculated in base yearDownstream Transportation and distribution – did not occur|
4.0 Current Emissions reporting
|Reporting Year: January 1st 2022 – December 31 2022|
|Scope 3 (Included Sources)||Upstream Transportation and Distribution – did not occurWaste Generated in Operations – 0.002Business Travel – 2.976Employee commuting – 0.351Downstream Transportation and distribution – did not occur Total Scope 3.33|
5.0 Emissions Reduction Targets:
In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets. They are based on the SBTi definition of net zero in the expectation of 90% reduction, and 10% removal of residual emissions with the ambition to attain that goal by 2050 in line with government commitments.
We project that our Scope 1 and 2, & 3 emissions will reduce to 1 tCO2e,0.4 tCO2e, and 2.9 tCO2e respectively by 2027.
It is projected that overall carbon emissions will decrease over the next 5 years to 4.3 tonnes CO2e/year. This is a reduction of 16% which reflects a linear decrease in emissions until the target date of net zero by 2050.
6.0 Progress against reduction targets.
It is our intention to update this report at least annually and deliver carbon reductions each year that combine to achieve our overall objective by 2050 following the increase in captured Scope 3 categories within the most recent year’s reporting.
7.0 Completed Carbon Initiatives
Blue Marble has implemented carbon reduction efficiencies as part of its activities. There is limited calculated reductions due to the increase in staff members and general activity as a result of the increase in company size. However significant projects have been implemented and have resulted in a reduction of emissions over a base scenario.
- Increased use of teleconferencing and video meetings. The availability of these tools increased during the pandemic and we are encouraging their continued use in recognition of the corresponding reduction in business travel.
- New office has been procured which is already fitted with solar panels
- Secure cycle storage is provided to encourage sustainable commuting
- Shower facilities are provided to encourage sustainable commuting
- Train focused business travel policy is in place to minimise air travel
- Increased working from home to reduce business travel and commuting emissions
8.0 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.
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).