Carbon Reduction Plan

This Carbon Reduction Plan is produced by Lancer Scott Facilities Management Limited and published April 2023. The plan captures organisational carbon emissions and reduction commitments from all Lancer Scott businesses.

The data within this report is taken from our organisational carbon footprint report for 2022. This report was produced by Neutral Carbon Zone and covers the reporting period from 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022.

The report follows the internationally recognised standard ISO-14064-1:2006, and includes Scope 1 Direct Emissions, Scope 2 Energy Indirect Emissions and Scope 3 Other Indirect Emissions.

ISO 14064 requires an organisation to report its carbon emissions in three scopes as described below.

  • Scope 1 – Direct Emissions – Emissions from greenhouse gas sources owned or controlled by the organisation
  • Scope 2 – Energy Indirect Emissions – Emissions from the generation of imported electricity, heat or steam consumed by the organisation
  • Scope 3 – Other Indirect Emissions – Emissions which are consequences of an organisation’s activities but arise from sources that are owned or controlled by other organisations.

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Lancer Scott recognises our duty to reduce the impact of our business on the environment and to also use our expertise to support our clients in the achievement of their own carbon reduction targets. By so doing we are supporting the national aspiration for a net zero economy by 2050.

Lancer Scott has set a target to become Net Zero by 2040.

Baseline Emissions Footprint

We have used the data from our organisational carbon footprint report for 2022to establish our Baseline Emissions Footprint.

In accordance with ISO 14064, the approach used to determine our Baseline Emissions Footprint is based on the principle of operational control. Under the control approach we accounted for 100% of the GHG emissions from operations over which Lancer Scott has control. Control can be defined in either financial or operational terms.

  • The financial control approach – Lancer Scott has financial control over an operation if it has the ability to direct the financial and working policies of the organisation with a view to gaining economic benefits from its activities.
  • The operational control approach – Lancer Scott has operational control over an organisation if it or one of its subsidiaries has the full authority to introduce and implement its working policies at the business.

Operational control approach has been used for Lancer Scott’s footprint calculation.

Activities included in the scope for the footprint

In accordance with ISO 14064 the organisational boundaries for this carbon footprint were:

  • electricity and gas,
  • fuels,
  • company vehicles,
  • water,
  • waste,
  • staff commuting and homeworking,
  • energy and fuel-related activities.

Activities excluded from the scope for the footprint

 Purchased goods and services was excluded from this initial analysis as the likely emissions contribution from an Organisational Emissions perspective is less than 1% of the total footprint, and Operational Emissions (services) related good & services will be captured in the second phase of Lancer Scott’s overall carbon management programme.

 Baseline Year 2022

In 2021, Lancer Scott commenced a plan to reduce our carbon footprint. The initial stage of this plan was to understand our current position with regards to our carbon emissions. To enable this, a report was commissioned from Neutral Carbon Zone. This report has provided us visibility of our current carbon footprint. 2022 is the first year that Lancer Scott assessed and reported upon its emissions. We are therefore using this first reporting year as our baseline.

Baseline Year: 2022
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
Lancer Scott’s carbon footprint for the 2022 calendar year amounted to 1468.09 tonnes of CO2e. Employee Commuting in Scope 3 accounted for the largest proportion of emissions at 688.54 tCO2e (46.9%), followed by Company Vehicles in Scope 1 at 497.19 tCO2e (33.9%).
Baseline year emissions:
Scope 1 497.19
Scope 2 14.75
Scope 3

(Included Sources)

Total Emissions 1468.09

Current Emissions Reporting

As stated above, 2022 is the first year Lancer Scott has reported on its footprint. As such, the above figures also represent our current emissions.

Emissions Reduction Targets

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

Scope 1 emissions arise predominantly from the use of diesel and petrol company vehicles and equate to approximately 34% of total emissions. We have therefore set a target to reduce this as below:

  • 30% reduction by 2027
  • 50% reduction by 2028
  • 75% reduction by 2029
  • 100% reduction by 2030

Scope 2 emissions arise primarily from the purchase of electricity. We have set a target to purchase all electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

Scope 3 emissions comprise mainly of emissions relating to employee commuting and energy and fuel related activities.

We have set a target to reduce the emissions relating to employee commuting by 75% by 2030 through the future carbon reduction initiatives detailed later in this plan.

Emissions arising from energy and fuel related activities will fall as the above targets are met, further reducing our overall footprint.

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2022 baseline. The carbon emission reduction achieved by these schemes will be assessed as part of our 2023 report.

As an ISO 14001 certified organisation, environmental and energy management are integrated in to our management systems and processes which we use to control our service delivery.

A number of initiatives have been implemented in previous years which are accounted for in our baseline figures. These include:

  • Implementation of a companywide carbon reduction plan
  • Decarbonisation of Bristol Headquarters Building
  • Waste streaming within some offices
  • Installation of cycle storage and showering and drying room facilities within our Bristol Headquarters Building to promote cycle / run to work
  • Upgrade to LED lighting within our Bristol Headquarters Building
  • Restrictions on the use of domestic air travel.

Future Carbon Reduction Initiatives.

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

Cultural Change through Staff Engagement. Completion of carbon awareness training by all staff and climate toolbox talks.

Sustainable travel policy. Develop and implement a policy that

Decarbonisation of fleet. Transition our fleet to electric or hybrid. Promote uptake of the company electric vehicle scheme introduced in 2023. Continued installation of EV charging points. Reviewing the use of alternative modes of transport.

Sustainable travel initiatives. Employee commuting accounted for almost 47% of total emissions. This can be reduced by encouraging greater use of EVs, hybrid vehicles and public transport, and where possible walking/cycling rather than the more carbon intensive use of petrol and diesel personal vehicles. The reduction of single occupancy vehicles through car-sharing or pooling to and from work can also help to reduce emissions if appropriate. Investigate the potential of staff incentives and/or company backed support schemes to encourage the transition to less intensive modes of transport for staff commuting.

Procurement of green energy. Transition to 100% green energy procurement.

Reduction of waste emissions. Whilst already at a low level, further reduction is possible by implementing greater access to recycling measures and ensuring our offices are as paperless and waste efficient as possible.

Supply chain engagement. Work with our supply partners to raise awareness and assist in the reduction of their own carbon footprints in addition to promoting innovative new ways to meet our obligations in a low carbon way. This process is underway but is viewed as a long term programme.

Biodiversity projects. Explore the implementation of biodiversity initiatives within our own operations and on our client sites.

Offsetting residual emissions. Explore the use of offsetting of residual emissions. Only to be used where other measures have been exhausted and only to use highest quality offsetting, preferably local and which add social value.

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 standard[1] and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting[2].

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) Standard[3].

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).


Morian Cooke, CEO

Date: April 2023