In 2019, the UK became the first major economy to adopt a legal commitment to achieve ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions by 2050.
As part of this plan, the Government has announced that from the 30th of September 2021, any business looking to procure a major Government contract with a value exceeding £5 million per annum will be required to submit a Carbon Reduction Plan.
This measure requires suppliers to commit to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and publish a Carbon Reduction Plan, which will be taken into consideration in the procurement of major government contracts.
The Carbon Reduction Plan is to be completed by the bidding supplier and must meet the reporting requirements, including the supplier’s current carbon footprint and its commitment to reducing emissions to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050. Within the Carbon Reduction Plan the supplier must set out their environmental management measures that they have in place, and which will be in effect and utilised during the performance of the contract they are bidding for.
The Government has further advised that suppliers Carbon Reduction Plans must also meet the following requirements.
Further information can be found on the Government website.
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