Carbon Reduction Plan

Publication date: 19 July 2023

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Grosvenor Services is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2032

Baseline Emission 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: 2018

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.

Baseline emissions for 2018 include Gas, Oil and fuel for staff vehicles on scope 1. Electricity usage in company owned and leased buildings for scope 2. Only flights were recorded as staff travel as part of scope 3.
All conversions rates were based on Defra Carbon Factor 2015.

Baseline year emissions:


Scope 1

Scope 2

Scope 3

Total Emissions

Total (tCO2e)

190.833 (Gas/Oil/Vehicle fuel)

72.343 (electricity usage)

12.41 (staff flights)


Current Emission Reporting


Scope 1

Scope 2

Scope 3

Total Emissions

Total (tCO2e)

209.4 (Gas/Oil/Vehicle fuel)

50.3 (renewable sourced energy so not included are total emissions)

11.3 (staff flights/hotels/water/waste)


Emission Reduction Targets

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 230.738 tCO2e by 2027.This is a reduction of 20%

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets.

Our energy target for 2016-2020

  • Reduce carbon emissions from vehicles by 10% based on 2015 figures on miles travelled.
  • Reduce electricity and gas usage by 2% per site.
  • Calculate CO2 emissions from flights (Starting 2017).

Our energy target for 2020-2025

  • Reduce electricity and gas usage by 2% per site.
  • Reduce carbon emissions from vehicles by 1% year on year
  • Offset fuel and energy emission by 2021

We will achieve the above by...

  • Any replacement equipment (where rated) must be replaced with an B (old rating of
    A++) rated product.
  • All lights to be replaced with LED bulbs
  • Champions to measure utilities usage, identify spikes and prepare local plans to reduce usage.
    (Scheduled maintenance of the energy equipment e.g. boilers will ensure maximum efficiency of current equipment.)
  • All electrical energy purchased shall be from a renewable source.


All new vehicles must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 60 mpg
  • In the case of management vehicles, the company will reduce from a 2Lte to a 1.6L
  • Where feasible the company will review the introduction of hybrid or electric vehicles.
  • The company will regularly review (6 monthly) mileage history to ensure best use of resource.
  • The business will review the fleet policy, and the driver handbook, in 2020, to ensure it is in line with our energy goals.
  • The business will review the feasibility of introducing tracking to monitor driver behaviour and route planning

Electrical Equipment

When replacing electrical equipment in we will replace with an B rates (Old A+) rated products. 

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

Carbon Reduction Projects - Completed Cardon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed
or implemented since the 2018 baseline. The carbon emission reduction achieved by these schemes equate to 54.886 tCO2e, a 19.92 %age reduction against the 2018
baseline and the measures will be in effect when performing the contract.

  • Closure of office locations at Alford and Cork.
  • Solar Panels fitted in Skegness office.
  • Removal of gas heating in Skegness.
  • ISO 14001 accreditation
  • ISO 50001 for period 2018-2020
  • Reduction of flights
  • Reduction of fleet vehicles
  • Reduction travel for meetings
  • Reduction of heating and electricity due to staff working from home
  • Reduction of paper, waste and water due to staff working from home

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

Scope 1

Building energy Efficiency surveys and recommendations for carbon reduction by:

  1. Removal of oil-fired and gas heating in Sandyford
  2. Improved Building insulation and windows in Magna and Sandyford
  3. Vehicle fuel reduction by use of vehicle trackers (route analysis, driving techniques, measurement form work related activities)
  4. Replacement of fleet to electric and hybrid vehicles
  5. Installation of charging points powered by renewable electricity

Scope 2

  1. Continued use of renewable electricity and energy production by solar.
  2. Installation of solar panels at Sandyford

Scope 3

  1. Zero waste to landfill
  2. Reduction of water use by use of grey water and collection systems
  3. Paperless office (increase in IT systems)
  4. Reduce flights by use of Teams (IT communication)
  5. Establish measurement systems and define risks and opportunities
  6. Staff surveys to establish staff commute
  7. Engagement with supply chain to reduce distribution emissions. This is ongoing with Bunzl our key supplier with regards to reduced delivery schedules.

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 standard7 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting8.

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) Standard9.

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the Leadership team.

Signed on behalf of Grosvenor Services

Director of CSR and Safety
Date Signed: 17/07/2023