Morgan Sindall Construction is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030 for its own operations.
Supplier name: Morgan Sindall Construction (a division of Morgan Sindall Group and part of Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd legal entity)
Publication date: July 2023
Our new validated Science based targets now extend to include the full total of Scope 3 emissions (i.e., not just operational Scope 3) by 2045.
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.
Additional details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations
New baseline in relation to net zero 2030 trajectory.
Our Science Based Targets were based on a 2016 baseline, and we have been reporting scope 1, 2 and mandatory scope 3 since 2010.
Baseline year emissions:
Scope 3 (Included Sources)
Included Sources: Air travel domestic, car travel, electricity T&D, rail travel, waste disposal (aggregates), water supply
Included sources: Air travel domestic, car travel, electricity T&D, rail travel, waste disposal (aggregates), water supply
In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets;
We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the ten years from the baseline to 1791 tCO2e by 2030. This is a reduction of 65%. Progress against these targets is shown graphically below in Figure 1.
Figure 1 - Net Zero Progress
1 This emissions reporting scope is aligned with our external carbon reporting to the Carbon Reduce Scheme by Morgan Sindall Group. The full suite of Scope 3 emissions categories that are required to be reported under PPN 06/21 are provided in Appendix A.
Figure 2 – tCO2e by reporting category
The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented. The carbon emission reduction achieved by these schemes equate to 1611 tCO2e, a 31% reduction against the 2020 baseline and the measures will be in effect when performing the contract.
Science Based Targets updated in line with the 1.5 degrees targets in 2023
Increase in HVO utilisation
Trial of renewable (solar) powered plant on projects
Incentivisation of electric fleet for private car users to join the company car scheme
Banning of petrol and diesel vehicles from the company car scheme
Utilisation of technology to reduce meeting travel
Updated version of our internal Carbon pledge training leading to behaviour change to reduce carbon
Carbon training for our key design and procurement roles
10 tonne carbon challenge embedded encouraging projects to make carbon savings
Internal carbon levy
Business KPIs for low carbon sites and diesel free sites to drive behaviour change
CarboniCa (whole life carbon calculator) further embedded within the business to utilise it as a decision-making tool to reduce embodied carbon
Trials with site intelligent energy metering and active management systems
In the future we hope to implement further measures such as:
Introduction of hydrogen and further alternative fuel options for sites
Further upskilling and engagement with employees on carbon literacy
Project carbon award scheme which facilitates the re-investment of the Group climate levy in nature positive / carbon reduction initiatives
Further analysis of our wider scope 3 carbon emissions and deep reductions to support our new science-based targets
Review of office stock to find ways to improve energy performance
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 standard2 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting3.
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) Standard4 .
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).
Signed on behalf of the Supplier:
Pat Boyle, Managing Director, Construction
Date: 13 July 2023
Full assessment of all 15 categories of Scope 3 emissions is periodically undertaken as part of our entire organisational level submissions to the CDP and Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
Work is continuing to improve the accuracy of data for all Scope 3 categories and longer-term net zero targets have been set at Morgan Sindall Group level and approved by the SBTi, covering non-operational scope 3 emissions.
A breakdown of the 5 sub-set scope 3 emission categories required by PPN 06/21 is provided below for Morgan Sindall Construction for 2022 and is based on our 2023 CDP submission (July 2023). As per CDP guidelines this data will be updated every 3 years.
GHG Reporting Scope 3 Category
* With regards to category 9 it has been deemed to be not relevant to our operations. Onward delivery and courier services is not part of our scope of services