Carbon Reduction Plan

2024 – 2025

Carbon Reduction Plan

This plan uses the GOV.UK PPN 06/21 as its baseline model to ensure it remains in line with tender expectations with applicable Government bodies.

Care Crew is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2035.

At Care Crew, we are fully committed to achieving net zero across all areas of our business. We recognise the urgent need to address climate change and take responsibility for our environmental impact. With this commitment, we aim to minimise our carbon footprint and contribute to a sustainable future.

To achieve net zero, we will adopt an approach that encompasses key strategies across our services.

By promoting awareness and encouraging sustainable practices, we will create a culture of environmental responsibility within our health and social care businesses.

Through these concerted efforts, we will strive to achieve net zero and be a leader in the transition to a greener, more sustainable health and social care services. We will regularly review and improve our practices to ensure ongoing progress towards our net zero goals.

Baseline Emissions Footprint

Baseline Year: 2022

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 Baseline Emissions Calculations

As a provider of Health and Social Care, we are committed to environmental sustainability and actively strive to minimize our carbon footprint. As part of our submission and Carbon Reduction Plan we aim to provide additional details relating to baseline emissions calculations, as outlined in GOV.UK PPN 06/21.

In line with the government’s objective to transition to a low-carbon economy, we recognise the significance of accurately assessing and managing our environmental impact. We understand that baseline emissions calculations are a crucial step towards achieving this goal.

To comply with the requirements of GOV.UK PPN 06/21, we will conduct a comprehensive assessment of our operations, including energy consumption, transportation, waste management, and other relevant areas. This assessment will be carried out in accordance with recognised industry standards and best practices.

Our aim is to establish a reliable baseline for emissions calculations, which will enable us to track our progress and implement targeted strategies to reduce our carbon emissions effectively. We are committed to aligning our practices with the government’s environmental objectives and contributing to a sustainable future.

Our initial plan aims to focus on Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and we expect to use 2021-22 as our initial baseline report, assuming no further significant change to our operations. By the end of November 2024, we will be able to update this plan to include applicable Scope 3 categories including:

The calculations were completed on the SME Carbon Footprint Calculator | The Carbon Trust.

    Baseline Year Emissions  
Emission Source Scope Measurement Location
Gas 2 Kilowatt Hours Care home
Electricity 2 Kilowatt Hours Office & Care Home
Water Supply 2 Cubic Meters Office & Care Home
Company cars – fuel 1 Fuel expenditure (Litres) Domiciliary Care
Employee Travel 3 Distance travelled (Kilometres) Agency Staff
Waste Disposal 3 Landfill/Recycling (Tonnes) Office & Care Home
Total emissions      
    Current Emissions Reporting  
Emission Source Scope 1, 2 or 3 Total (tCO2e)
Gas 2 4119
Electricity 2 4119
Water Supply 2 0
Company Cars (Fuel) 1 69698
Employee Travel 3 50213
Waste Disposal 3 6420
Total emissions 134,569
Emissions Reduction Targets

As a provider we have not had any previous emissions reduction targets or commitments.

As a result, as part of our commitment to achieving Net Zero, we aim to aspire to achieve the following carbon reduction target:

This (if achieved as planned) will deliver a substantial reduction of 38 % with the aim to reach net zero carbon by 2035. In addition to the changes, we aim to deliver in our work environments, practices, and workforce.

We also aim to compensate for all our generated emissions, including those from essential and unavoidable travel, by investing in carbon-reduction projects that are certified to international standards.

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

As part of our overall Carbon Reduction Plan, we sought staff involvement in a number of initial projects that can support us with both getting our message across, but also give us a head start on seeing the benefits of such measures in a short space of time.




1, 2, or 3




100% LED lighting




We have replaced all lighting with LED lighting.


Lighting control system



We have installed new switches and sensors to minimise energy use when areas are not in use.


Recycling bins/points



We have changed all waste collection points to allow for separation into appropriate categories.


Elimination of single-use plastics



Where possible all single use plastics (where alternatives are available) have been changed.

Reduced food waste


Review of catering functions in order to actively reduce food waste.

Investing in electric vehicles in our operations



We have now started investigating in a fleet of electric vehicles to reduce our use of petrol or diesel

Further Carbon Reduction Initiatives




1, 2, or 3



Target Date


Cycle to work



Adopt a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme




Electric Vehicles



Seek to replace at renewal fleet vehicles



Business Meetings



Revise attendance models to make use of technology to reduce travel and increase participation/attendance







All new purchases to meet carbon neutral standards




Paperless Services



Pursue the drive towards a paperless office and records in the homes




Local Suppliers



Increase the use of local to us suppliers



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.

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 by: CM Bah



Date: 19 November 2023