Carbon Reduction Plan - Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Carbon Reduction Plan - Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Eligo Medical Limited - Carbon Reduction Plan

Supplier name: Eligo Medical Limited

Publication date: 17/11/2023


Commitment to achieving Net Zero


Eligo Medical Limited is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030


The UK Government amended the Climate Change Act 2008 in 2019 by introducing a target of at least 100% reduction in the net UK carbon account (i.e. a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions when compared to 1990 levels) by 2050. As a result, Central Government Departments, their Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies are required to ensure that suppliers to contracts with an annual value of in excess of £5 million (excluding VAT) per year are committed to achieving “Net Zero by 2050” for all procurements after 30th September 2021.


This has led to PPN 06/21 which applies to all new procurements from this date including framework call-offs and Dynamic Purchasing Systems where the anticipated individual value of the call-off or DPS is £5 million or more (excluding VAT) per annum. To demonstrate compliance, we have set out our environmental management measures in our Carbon Reduction Plan which includes:

  • Confirming our commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050 for our UK, although our own commitment I to 2030.
  • Details of our carbon footprint/current emissions for the sources included in Scope 1 and 2 of the GHG Protocol and a defined subset of Scope 3 emissions.
  • Providing emissions reporting of the CO2e (Carbon Dioxide Equivalent) for the greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol (predominantly carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide).
  • Setting out the environmental management measures we have adopted including specific carbon reduction measures.
  • Publication of our Carbon Reduction Plan on our website.


Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions Definitions

Scope 1 Direct Emissions - these are direct greenhouse gas emissions that occur from sources that are controlled or owned by us (e.g. emissions from boilers in our buildings, company vehicles etc).

Scope 2 Energy Indirect Emissions - these are indirect greenhouse gas emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, heating or cooling etc, and are measured and reported in alignment with our energy use.

Scope 3 Other Indirect Emissions - these fall into 15 categories and include all sources not specified within Scopes 1 and 2 above. The Scope 3 emissions that we are required to report on are:

  • Transportation of employees for business-related activities in vehicles not owned or operated by us.
  • Transportation of employees between home and work in vehicles not owned or operated by us including in their own vehicles.
  • “Upstream” transportation and distribution of products purchased by us from Tier 1 suppliers (e.g. paper, printer cartridges, office consumables etc).
  • “Downstream” transportation and distribution of products sold by us including retail and storage. This category is not applicable as Eligo is a service business and does not produce, transport or distribute products.
  • Disposal and treatment of waste generated in facilities not owned or controlled by us, but from whom we purchase Tier 1 products.



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.


Baseline Year: 2023

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.

Emissions data had not been published in prior years therefore we selected 2023 as our base year. The methodology for measuring our carbon footprint is in line with the Greenhouse Gas protocol and the BEIS Environmental Reporting Guidelines. The calculations were completed on the Normative Calculator using the UK Government emissions factors.

Baseline year emissions:



Scope 1


Scope 2


Scope 3



Total Emissions





Current Emissions Reporting


Reporting Year: 2023



Scope 1


Scope 2


Scope 3

Scope 3 total – 1.25

Total Emissions





Emissions reduction targets

To continue our progress to achieving Net Zero since the base year, we have adopted the following carbon reduction target and plans to be Net Zero by 2030;


Carbon reduction projects have included:


  • Lighting - adoption of LED lighting, and better lighting controls.
  • Identifying and implementing opportunities for on-site low / zero carbon energy generation.
  • Water use – specifying low-consumption appliances during the normal replacement cycle, and accelerating that where high-consumption devices have been found.
  • Appliances – replacing appliances with the best available in terms of energy use in the normal replacement cycle, but accelerating that for the highest consumption appliances.
  • Reduction in the use of paper and consumables through the introduction of electronic systems to replace paper-based procedures such as intranet and online induction/training, electronic storage of documents etc.
  • Company-owned/leased vehicles will be replaced with their electric equivalent as part of the routine replacement cycles.
  • Reducing the energy used by office equipment
  • Implemented energy-saving routine for office equipment for example setting computers and monitors to automatically switch off when users are away from their desks for more than 10 minutes
  • Raised employee awareness about office equipment efficiency
  • Move to a hybrid working model that has resulted in a reduction of commuting and company business travel. Staff encouraged to use video conferencing where possible
  • Encouraging the turning-off or powering-down of appliances and lights when not in use.
  • Eliminating unnecessary heating in unoccupied areas.
  • Education program relating to the importance of saving water as a carbon mitigation measure.
  • Encouraging alternative travel to work e.g. walking, cycling, car-share, public transport.
  • Implementing cloud-based systems document-sharing technology, and online client tendering portals, reducing paper consumption and waste
  • Equipment management systems have been upgraded to reduce energy usage including power-saving settings on computers and monitors so that monitors are automatically switched off when users are away from their desks for more than ten minutes.
  • Printing is set to use the most energy-efficient mode, allowing only black and white and double-sided printing and we educated staff to avoid all unnecessary printing.

In the future, we will implement further measures such as:


  • Interventions to reduce power consumption focused on air conditioning, building fabric, insulation, space heating, ventilation and hot water.


  • Feasibility study for onsite renewable energy sources through solar panel installation.


  • Purchase of 100% renewable energy.


  • For IT systems – these will be designed with optimization as key from Day 1. We will implement software solutions to manage and optimize the power consumption of assets.


  • Transition to zero-emission vehicles. All vehicles purchased or leased are to be ULEV towards the goal of 90% of total fleet zero emissions by 2030.


  • Requiring suppliers to regularly report their carbon footprint data to us.


Although we can influence the Scope 3 emissions arising from our staff travel to work, other upstream and downstream emissions are more difficult to measure and report.


We have communicated our Net Zero ambitions to our Tier 1 supply chain partners and are engaging with them to support us with reporting Scope 3 emissions that are not under our control.



Our monthly carbon reporting means that we are in a continual measurement programme, and by implementing the above actions, we are able to see how well each specific measure is working and refine our processes accordingly.



Offsetting the emissions that we can’t mitigate will become part of our strategy, but only at the point that we’ve implemented all of the possible behavioural, process and technology changes that we can influence.




This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance.


Emissions have been reported and recorded in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans, the GHG Reporting Protocol Corporate Standard and we use 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.


We confirm this Carbon Reduction Plan is reviewed and signed off at board level on an annual basis and is available on the home page of our website.


Approved for and on behalf of Eligo Medical Limited – Andrew Molloy, Managing Director November 2023.