Updated: November 2023
Commitment to achieving Net Zero
Procurement Policy Note – Taking Account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts Action Note PPN 06/21, 05/06/2021. This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out how to take account of suppliers’ Net Zero Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major Government contracts. In-Scope Organisations should take action to apply this PPN when procuring goods and / or services and / or works with an anticipated contract value above £5 million per annum (excluding VAT) which are subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 save where it would not be related and proportionate to the contract. Apos Medical UK Ltd are aware that they do not fall within scope of this PPN as the contract values of its existing public contracts, and future public contracts it wishes to tender for, are below the £5 million per annum in-scope requirements. Apos Medical UK Ltd however, are proud to record that they have joined one of the world’s most ambitious targets, the NHS 2045 Net Zero target, committing to achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2045.
Carbon neutral is a term used to describe the state of an entity, such as a company, service, product, or event, where its carbon emissions have been balanced out by funding projects that avoid or sequester carbon emissions. These savings are generated through funding projects, such as renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, all around the world.
As a global business, we have a responsibility to our customers, employees, shareholders, and the world at large, to take decisive action on climate change and hence contribute to sustainable development. We take our responsibility for the company’s environmental impact seriously and being carbon neutral plays a key part in our Corporate strategy. We want to be part of the global fight against climate change. We also acknowledge that our internal and external stakeholders prefer to buy products and services from an environmentally conscious company.
Baseline Emissions Footprint
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: 2022|
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
This record is the company’s baseline year of 2022.
All calculations methods are based on Greenhouse Gas Protocol methodology. The target is formulated using the ‘market-based’ approach for purchased electricity, reflecting the emissions from our standard energy arrangements. It also covers a wide set of the GHG Protocol’s ‘Upstream’ Scope 3 categories than those requested in the technical standards for completion of carbon reduction plans.
Our net zero target includes the ‘Employee commuting and teleworking’ category, and it is noted that emissions from both of these are largely determined by our people’s personal choices, including where they live which we would not seek to influence. We do, however, ensure that our people have lower carbon options available for their commute and while working from home. For example, our offices are located near public transport hubs.
Included in baseline calculations are the carbon footprint of manufacturing and shipping goods internationally to the UK via various modes.
|Baseline year (2022) emissions:|
This is the baseline submission based on the full year 2022, therefore no current emissions are being reported.
Current Emissions Reporting
Reporting Year: 2023 – TBC
Emissions reduction targets
Apos Medical UK Ltd will actively work on reducing our emissions, but also offset remaining emissions by supporting emission reduction projects that are certified to the highest standards in the market resulting in clear socio-economic and environmental benefits.
We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next 5 years to 22.4 tCO2e by 2028. This is a reduction of 26%, achieving net zero by 2045.
There will always be unavoidable emissions from our operations that cannot be eliminated, and we compensate for these by investing in verified emission reduction projects and solutions.
Carbon Reduction Projects
The following environmental management measures and projects have been implemented since the 2022 baseline. We are committed to reducing our emissions by working towards environmental management measures including:
- Embracing hybrid/flexible working models and building on lessons learned from global COVID pandemic
- Upgrading home office lighting to LED where possible
- Utilising existing shared office space in London to reduce energy consumption
- Encouraged sustainable ways of employee commuting to the offices/clients including participating in government “cycle to work” scheme. Encouraged to utilise public transport where applicable.
In the future we hope to implement further measures such as:
- Working towards certification schemes such as ISO14001 and PAS 2060.
- Rethinking our travel policy e.g. encouraging air-to-rail” travel modal shift where possible, using greener ground transportation and using greener hotels
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 standard1 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting2.
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) Standard3.
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).
Signed on behalf of the Supplier: