In a recent announcement, the UK government set out new measures that require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 before they can bid for major government contracts above £5million.

Firms failing to commit to net zero will be excluded from bidding for contracts.

As well as committing to the government’s target of net zero by 2050, businesses will also need to publish a clear and credible carbon reduction plan, declaring where emissions come from and the environmental management measures in place.

While some large companies already self-report scope 1 and scope 2 carbon emissions, the new measures will go further. They will require scope 3 emissions to be reported, all which will form a significant proportion of an organisation’s carbon footprint. This will include business travel, employee commuting, transportation, distribution and waste.

The new measures will come into effect in September 2021.

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So, if you are just starting on your carbon neutral journey and have ambitions to bid for government contracts now or in the future, we can support you and help bring success.

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