Carbon Reduction Plan

Posted by in News on 26th November 2021

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Mitchells of Mansfield Ltd, is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

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

Baseline year: 2020

Additional details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations: Currently our base line only allows for Scope one and Scope two. We are working with Carbon in 2021 to attempt to calculate Scope three emissions but this may take some time.

Baseline Year Emissions

TOTAL (tCO2e) 4,765,719
Scope 14,561,566
Scope 2204,154
Scope 3Calculation preparation is underway
Total Emissions4,765,719

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2021 Jan – Oct

Scope 11,911,391
Scope 2163,081
Scope 3 (including sources)Under review
Total Emissions2,074,472

Emissions Reduction Target

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon
reduction targets.

  1. We replaced our Diesel Forklift fleet with Electric Fork Lifts.
  2. Our intention is providing supply and demand are met to electrify our vehicle fleet by

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 3,466,795 tCO2e
by 2026. This is a reduction of 27.25%.

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

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or
implemented since the 2020 baseline. The carbon emission reduction achieved by these
schemes equate to 10,000 tCO2e, a 0.2 % reduction against the 2020 baseline and the
measures will be in effect when performing the contract

• We have introduced LED/PIR lighting throughout our build and yard.
• We have replaced Diesel handling equipment with electric
• We have invested in the latest reduced emission Diesel engine vehicles.

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

• Our intention is to replace electrify our fleet over the next 15 years, thus reducing our
Scope 1 emissions but this will increase our Scope 2 emissions.
• We will look further into our supply chain and scope 3 emissions to see how we start
to reduce this footprint.
• We will be working alongside ‘Carbon’ on further measurement and
reduction processes and the entire business will be carbon certified.

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 will be reported and recorded in accordance with the published reporting standard
for Carbon Reduction Plans and the GHG Reporting Protocol corporate standard1 and uses
the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company
reporting once the certified by our partner Carbon
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) Standard2

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or
equivalent management body).