Introduction & Commitment to achieving Carbon Net Zero by 2050
Long O Donnell (LOD) are a world-class consultancy firm based in Northwich, United Kingdom, and in Dublin, Ireland. Providing consistently high results time and time again to our clients within the energy, infrastructure, and Governmental sectors, we are today supporting many major complex projects and programmes with our skills in commercial and contracts, design and engineering, project delivery and health, safety, and environmental services.
We are extremely proud of our developing team in helping us achieve our vision by providing a flexible and outstanding service to our clients.
LOD remains committed to putting the principles of sustainable development into action in everything we do. This is so that our development meets the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own. LOD are and always have been continually committed to reducing Carbon Emissions when we work on our projects all around the UK & Ireland. We have implemented remote working as one of many examples which help to reduce the amount of emissions we produce daily.
LOD are completely committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.
This Plan sets out the actions LOD will undertake to reduce emissions from its own operations to carbon net zero.
The aim of LOD’s Carbon Reduction Plan is to: • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations with the aim of having net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Long O Donnell Baseline Emissions
Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases that have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the induction of any strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured. The emissions are grouped into 3 Scopes; Scope 1 – Covers emissions from sources that an organisation owns or controls directly – for example from burning fuel in our fleet of vehicles (if they’re not electrically-powered). Scope 2 – These are emissions released into the atmosphere associated with the consumption of purchased electricity, heat, steam, and cooling. These are indirect emissions that are a consequence of our organisation’s activities, but which occur at sources you do not own or control. Scope 3 – These are emissions that are a consequence of our actions, which occur at sources which we do not own or control and which are not classed as Scope 2 emissions.
LOD have selected the following categories, within our Scope 3 Emissions Table:
Scope 3 Category
4. Upstream transportation and distribution
Transportation and distribution of products purchased by the reporting company in the reporting year between a company’s tier 1 suppliers and its own operations (in vehicles and facilities not owned or controlled by the reporting company). Transportation and distribution services purchased by the reporting company in the reporting year, including inbound logistics, outbound logistics (e.g. of sold products), and transportation and distribution between a company’s own facilities (in vehicles and facilities not owned or controlled by the reporting company).
The scope 1 and scope 2 emissions of transportation and distribution providers that occur during the use of vehicles and facilities (e.g. from energy use). Optional: The life cycle emissions associated with manufacturing vehicles, facilities or infrastructure.
5. Waste generated in operations
Disposal and treatment of waste generated in the reporting company’s operations in the reporting year (in facilities not owned or controlled by the reporting company).
The scope 1 and scope 2 emissions of waste management suppliers that occur during disposal or treatment. Optional: Emissions from transportation of waste.
6. Business Travel – via vehicle
Transportation of employees for business-related activities during the reporting year (in vehicles not owned or operated by the reporting company).
The scope 1 and scope 2 emissions of transportation carriers that occur during the use of vehicles (e.g. from energy use). Optional: The life cycle emissions associated with manufacturing vehicles or infrastructure.
6. Business Travel – via aviation
7. Employee Commuting
Transportation of employees between their homes and their worksites during the reported year (in vehicles not owned or operated by the reporting company).
The scope 1 and scope 2 emissions of employees and transportation providers that occur during the use of vehicles (e.g. from energy use).Optional: Emissions from employee teleworking.
In accordance with PPN 06/21, LOD’s Carbon Reduction Plan shows that we will become Carbon Net Zero by 2050. The table below shows the actual the CO2 emissions recorded annually, together with the projected emissions in 2030, 2040 and 2050.
Baseline Year: 2020
Additional details relating to the Baseline emissions calculations. 2020 was the most recent full year of carbon emissions data when we modelled out Science Based Targets and is therefore our baseline.
Reporting Year – 2020
Reporting Year: 2022
Projected Year: 2030
Projected Year: 2040
Projected Year: 2050
Scope 3: 4. Upstream Transportation and Distribution
5. Waste Generated In Operations
6. Business Travel – Via Vehicle
6. Business Travel – via Aviation
7. Employee commuting to Offices
Scope 1 Exclusions
LOD have legal ownership of two electrically powered vehicles and have no other transportation or distribution emissions.
Scope 3 Exclusions
4. Upstream Transportation and Distribution
Not applicable to LOD as we are a service only provider, no transportation or distribution costs are incurred in the running of our business.
5. Waste Generated In Operations
Not applicable to LOD as we are a service only provider, no disposal or treatment of waste is generated in the running of our business.
Emissions reduction targets
To continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets;
LOD Initiative to align with Net Zero / Steps we need to take to become Net Zero
Target for 2030
Target for 2040
Target for 2050
To eliminate almost all transport – related emissions, LOD will:
Encourage staff to work from home when required and to use the office as a ‘hub’ and that it is there when needed.
Encourage shared journeys if these are possible.
LOD will remove LOD vehicles (company cars and fleet vehicles) with diesel or petrol technology and replacing them with electric-powered cars.
Look to encourage electrical vehicle use across employees’ private vehicles.
Update our travel policy, mandating rail on certain routes.
Look to minimise air travel unless necessary.
Look to utilise electric/ hydrogen based public transport
Reduce Carbon Emissions by 25% from baseline value.
Reduce Carbon Emissions by 50% from baseline value.
Reduce Carbon Emissions by 100% from baseline value.
Waste on-site & in LOD Offices
To eliminate almost waste-related emissions, LOD will: • Ensure all office waste will be recycled. • LOD to investigate an employee initiative for recycled objects to reward employees for recycling their waste.
Recycle 25% more items than baseline value.
Recycle 50% more items than baseline value.
Recycle 100% more items than baseline value.
To eliminate almost all heat-related emissions, LOD will: • Reduce natural gas use through the adoption of improved insulation in its offices. • Reduce natural gas consumption through the purchase of gas blended with hydrogen or from gas created from other renewable sources such as Anaerobic Digestion. • We aim to gain the Certification to ISO50001 Energy Management System for UK operations.
Reduce Carbon Emissions through Heating by 25% from baseline value.
Reduce Carbon Emissions through Heating by 50% from baseline value.
Reduce Carbon Emissions through Heating by 100% from baseline value.
To eliminate almost all electricity-related emissions, LOD will: • Consider the use of green energy power and renewable alternatives for office facilities. This will be done by pairing with companies such as EON which promotes Green Energy • Look to install LED lighting across our offices. • Look to ensure energy saving management is deployed on all electrical devices.
Reduce electricity Emissions by 25% from baseline value.
Reduce electricity Emissions by 50% from baseline value.
Reduce electricity Emissions by 100% from baseline value.
LOD commits to reduce scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 25% by 2030 from a 2020 base year. The targets covering greenhouse gas emissions from company operations (scopes 1 and 2) are consistent with the reduction required to keep warming to 1.5°C.
We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next three years to 56.3802 tCO2e by 2025. This is a reduction of 20%.
Overview & Declaration and Sign Off
Overall, LOD are completely committed to achieving Carbon Net Zero by 2050. We have and will continue to take necessary measures to ensure that Carbon Emissions from LOD staff, offices and sites will be reduced as much as possible to help the UK Government reach its goal of Carbon Net Zero.
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 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting. 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.
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).
Tom O’Donnell Managing Director Signed on behalf of Long O Donnell Date: 23 May 2023