Carbon Reduction Plan

Supplier name: Cuxson Gerrard & Co Ltd

Publication date: March 2024

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Cuxson Gerrard & Company Limited is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

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 Emissions Footprint

Baseline Year: 2021
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
Cuxson Gerrard (CG) is using 2021 as the baseline year, assuming no significant change to operations. CG record Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. For Scope 3 CG record Category 4 Upstream transportation and distribution; Category 5 Waste generated in operations; Category 6 Business travel; Category 9 Downstream transportation and distribution.
Baseline year emissions:
Scope 1 161.6
Scope 2 77.3
Scope 3 (Included Sources) 71.5
Total Emissions 310.4

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2023
Scope 1 157.1
Scope 2 0.00
Scope 3 (Included Sources) 76.8
Total Emissions 233.9

Emissions reduction targets

CG’s current target includes plans to reduce emissions from the 2021 baseline of 310.4 tCO2e by 34% by 2031. From baseline to 2023 CG has reduced its emissions by 24.6% and is therefore on an excellent track to achieve this target.

Progress against these targets can be seen in the graph below:

CG Carbon Reduction Plan Graph 2024

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2021 baseline. The carbon emission reduction achieved by these schemes equates to 76.5 tCO2e, a 24.6% reduction against the 2021 baseline.

  • CG switched electricity supply to a renewable sources contract ensuring zero carbon emissions.
  • CG invested in new technology advancements to the incinerator reducing carbon production.
  • LED lighting introduced in areas needing change.

In the future CG hope to implement further measures such as:

  • Further use and upgrading of Environmental Regenerative Thermal Oxidiser
  • Waste reduction
  • Updated localised water boiler
  • Introduction of further absence and presence detection lighting.

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.