EPPH Carbon reduction plan
Our carbon reduction plan
EPPH is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030 with aims to precede this target. This is 20 years ahead of the UK government target.
We are currently working to develop a full implementation plan which will allow us to bring this target further forward. All emissions reported and future plans include the entities under EPPH’s operational control (EPPH LTD Company No: 8350071).
We are aware that there are still some gaps in our reportable scope 1, 2 and 3 emission and will be working to fill these gaps over the next 6 months, when the data is available. This, along with the planned organisational changes taking place in 2023/24, means we will need to recalculate our baseline and expect to use 2023-24 as our new baseline for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
Once we have a firm baseline established, we intend to bring forward our target date for achieving NetZero from 2029. We will put interim emissions reduction targets in place to ensure that we are on track to achieve our agreed target date.
Baseline emissions 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. EPPH’s environmental sustainability team examines pre-recorded data while recording live data at selected times periodically throughout the year, thus providing data for comparative analysis.
EPPH are currently below the 40,000 kWh per 12-month reporting period set by Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) and are exempt. However, EPPH retains and collates emission data dating back from 2020 inclusive of YOY emission & CO2e footprint analysis & forecast.
Current emissions reporting
Dated 01/12/2021 – 01/12/20
Emissions reduction targets & Action plan
Implementation of several schemes and parameters issued by EPPH’s Sustainability team have ensured we are proactively committed to insuring our Net Zero target.
We have launched an Environmental Policy which outlines our commitment to minimising the negative environmental impact of our activities. We also share our commitments through our wider Corporate Social Responsibility statement on our social media outlets.
EPPH remain advocates for the use of green energy suppliers to buildings in which we are a tenant.
We have consolidated our office locations and sought a reduction in footprint to reduce the size of our overall estate.
EPPH regards environmental considerations as a priority for refurbished offices including reusing and recycling furniture, lighting timing systems and efficient air-conditioning units.
Ensure that the boiler temperature is set to 60 °C. This will prevent the formation of legionella and waste the least amount of energy.
EPPH Set timers for both A/C and heating systems to ensure that they are not running outside of office hours or at weekends
As part of a behavioral change programme implemented a “switch off policy” to ensure that lights and other equipment are turned off when not in use.
Use natural lighting to its full extent.
Fleet carbon reduction initiatives
EPPH ensures fleet management is optimized and utilized with efficacy as a priority. Works are strategically staggered to minimize engineer travel and fuel consumption. All vehicles are less than 3 years old and conform with ULEZ regulations including the Euro emissions standardizations.
Hybrid vehicles are to be considered in 2023 further lowering our carbon footprint.
Fuel usage and consumption are meticulously monitored and recorded.
Procurement – offset the impact
EPPH Procurement supply chain allows flexibility while insuring direct and efficient shipping methodology.
Proximity ordering is one of many implementations we adopt, limiting unnecessary journeys or delivery complications.
When possible, delivery onto site to avoid multiple journeys
Parts are ordered in conjunction with order requirements, thus avoiding incorrect ordering.
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.
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body)