Carbon Reduction Plan

 

Supplier name: A Connolly Ltd
Publication date: 30th April 2023

 

Company Overview

Established in 1980, A Connolly Ltd worked Established as a limited company in 1980, A Connolly Ltd worked predominately as a sub-contract painting business in the housing, commercial and new build sectors of the industry.

Over the last 40 years the business has continued to develop and grow its service offering, focusing on its core strengths in order to enable the transformation into a regional main contractor in its own right.

Whilst A Connolly Ltd has continued to achieve sustainable growth, increasing turnover, employee numbers and long-term partnerships, a full business rebrand was completed in 2017. This rebrand introduced our new business name Connolly Ltd and also redefined our core business streams – Housing, Build and Development.

Connolly Ltd is a family-owned business which operates predominately in the North of England, North Wales and Yorkshire. With an annual turnover of around £40m its focuses on the delivery of three core business streams; Housing, Build and Retrofit & Development.

 Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Connolly is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2038, this is in line with Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s target of 2038, ahead of the Central Government target of 2050.

Our plan is to reduce emissions our carbon emissions by 60% (or as far as possible) against our 2022 baseline, by 2038, with the remainder of our emissions to be off set.

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: 2022
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
Our organisation has not previously assessed or reported carbon emissions and therefore our baseline calculations have been taken from 2022, this is due to the improvement in accurate carbon foot printing for the company within this year, including the establishment of an in-house Sustainability Taskforce, committed to recording, and reducing carbon emissions across all of our operations.

The calculations below have been provided as accurately as possible, to the best of our knowledge, where gaps have been identified, an average spend estimate has been used, which provides a conservative estimate of emissions. Connolly are committed to working with our suppliers to gain accurate data, through our continuous improvement approach, this may mean a recalculation of data in the future.

Baseline year emissions:
EMISSIONS TOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 132,285.5
Scope 2 23,106.0
Scope 3

(Included2155.6

Total Emissions 157,547.1

 

Current Emissions Reporting

 

Reporting Year: 2022
EMISSIONS TOTAL (tCO2e)
Scope 1 132,285.5
Scope 2 23,106.0
Scope 3

(Included Sources)

2155.6
Total Emissions 157,547.1

Emissions reduction targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets. We predict that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 1,423,326.277 tCO2e by 2028. This is a reduction of 5% year-on-year.

Progress against these targets can be seen in the graph below:

 

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

We are in the process of completing a formal carbon reduction process, which will be rolled out company wide, which will include formal targets in-line with the SBT initiative.

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed over implemented over the previous years. The carbon emission reduction achieved by these schemes is yet to be calculated:

 

No. Emission Reduction Opportunity Action Completion Date
1 Removal of gas from head office

 

During the refurbishment of our Wigan head office in 2018, we removed all gas from the site 2018
2 Accreditation to ISO14001 In 2020 A Connolly Ltd.’s environmental management system was successfully

recertificated to ISO14001:2015.

2020
3 Onsite Low Carbon Heating Low Carbon heating / ASHP system installed at head office. Implementation of service plan for on-site heating 2020
4 Sustainable Procurement Sustainable procurement policy introduced, with product lifecycle analysis for each product used 2021
5 Car-sharing Introduction of car sharing scheme for Connolly employees. Encourage the use of public transport or car sharing by staff, to minimise emissions. 2021
6 Mains-fed water coolers Mains-fed water coolers installed on-site premises, reducing the use of plastic bottles 2022
7 Upgrade of IT equipment Upgrade of IT equipment to include more energy efficient working (energy saving features on employee laptops)

 

2023
8 Office Waste Reduction Removal of non-recyclable coffee pods within head office, switch to fairtrade coffee 2022
9 Sustainable Procurement Sustainable procurement policy introduced, with product lifecycle analysis for each product used 2021
10 Car-sharing Introduction of car sharing scheme for Connolly employees. Encourage the use of public transport or car sharing by staff, to minimise emissions. 2021
11 Fleet Management Introduction of fleet management app to track emissions of fleet vehicles and smart-routing technology for fuel and emission reduction 2022
12 Sustainable Travel Sustainable travel / working policy, encouraging video conferencing to reduce transport emissions 2022
13 Lighting Lighting sensors introduced to office spaces to ensure lighting is off when spaces are empty. 2022
14 Building Fabric Building fabric at head office improved to reduce inefficiencies. This includes checking for draughts and damage to windows, window frames and doors. Repair any damage and install or maintain draught seals. 2022
15 Reducing printing / paper ‘Think before you print’ campaign to encourage staff to adopt a paperless approach and reduce unnecessary printing. New technology introduced to include electronic signing software. Addition IT training for staff. 2022
16 Environmental Training Staff training increased to incorporate environmental training, including Growth Hub: Journey to Net Zero. Trained staff to become office Sustainability Champions and share knowledge with others. 2023

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

 

No. Emission Reduction Opportunity Action Completion Date
1 Science Based Targets Signing up to Science Based Targets and developing and setting meaningful, strategic targets (https://sciencebasedtargets.org/) 2025
2 Scope 3 emissions Full development of plan to reduce Scope 3 emissions, including working with our supply chain, including renewable energy initiatives for our immediate supply chain and mentoring our supplier chain, to encourage them to reduce their carbon emissions 2025
3 Purchased energy Review of energy purchasing across within our head office, switch to renewable energy where possible 2025
4 Driver training Increase in driver training to encourage more efficient driving / reduce fuel 2025
5 Fleet management Introduction of Low Emission Vehicle Policy, to increase low emission vehicles within our fleet 2028
6 Employee vehicles Introduction of on-site infrastructure to encourage staff to adopt low emission vehicles, improved facilities for cyclists 2028
7 Renewable energy Introduction of renewable technology at Wigan head office, including rooftop Solar PV 2030

 

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).

Signed on behalf of A Connolly Ltd:

Name: Simon Harrison

Position: Managing Director

Signed:

Date: 30th April 2023