Net Zero Carbon Procurement
The UK Government has launched its Net Zero Carbon Procurement policy Procurement Policy Note 06/21 (PPN 06/21) which went live end September 2021. This has significant implications if you are tendering into government & related bodies (defined below)) - requiring you to annually measure your carbon footprint and also to carry out target setting to reach net zero carbon by 2050. They also require you to make this information public.
Our short PPN 06/21 ‘walkthrough’ video looks at the content & implications for suppliers.
In short, the PPN 06/21 – will require your business to:
- Report your scopes 1 & 2 and some scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- Commit to Net Zero Carbon by 2050 (at the latest)
- Put together a Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) to forecast and chart progress to meeting your net zero commitment (they cite lighting, vehicle electrification, PAS 2060 carbon neutrality etc programmes
They are also asking that you disclose your Carbon Reduction Plan publicly on your web-site.
This procurement policy applies to tenders of £5 million plus per annum value and applies to main government. Their executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies. We are anticipating that this will also travel some way back upstream in the supply chain.
The implications are that, when tendering in to the Government ( as defined) you will need to have:
- Current carbon footprint measure ( from the most recent financial year) More on Carbon Footprinting