Carbon Reduction Plan

Carbon reduction plan for: Yorkshire Energy Services CIC

Publication date: 01 February 2021 (updated to align with PPN-0621 October 2021)

1. Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Yorkshire Energy Services CIC (T/A YES Energy Solutions) is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030.

2. 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.

We have adopted a total tCO2e per FTE reporting format to allow for changes in the size of the company, as we have seen wide fluctuations over the past few years.

3. Baseline year: 2019, covering 1 January to 31 December

3.1. Additional details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations

Our Baseline Emissions were taken following a rigorous capturing of data for a period of two years while we improved the governance of collection and analysis of the findings.

Our Baseline year only includes Scope 1 & 2 emissions as we are still working with our supply chain to provide a more complete picture of Scope 3 emissions.

Emissions scope

By tCO2e


Scope 1

18.33 tCO2e

0.41 tCO2e/FTE

Scope 2

10.27 tCO2e

0.23 tCO2e/FTE

Scope 3 (Included Sources)

Not yet compiled

Not yet compiled

Total Emissions

22.60 tCO2e

0.64 tCO2e/FTE

4. Current emissions reporting

4.1. Reporting year: 2020, covering 1 January to 31 December

Emissions scope

By tCO2e


Scope 1

9.08 tCO 2e

0.20 tCO2e/FTE

Scope 2

8.19 tCO 2e

0.18 tCO2e/FTE

Scope 3 (Included Sources)

Not yet compiled

Not yet compiled

Total Emissions

17.27 tCO2e

0.38 tCO2e/FTE

5. Emissions reduction targets

To maintain transparency and a continued focus on our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets, progress against which can be seen below (Figure 1: Carbon reduction plan targets). We project carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 11.00 tCO 2e (0.25 tCO 2e /FTE) by 2025. This is a reduction of 61.5% (against the 2019 baseline emissions), achieved through improved focus on adopting the right energy efficient solutions, and managing our energy through renewable sources.

Figure 1 : Carbon reduction plan targets (total tCO2e)

Figure 2 : Carbon reduction plan targets (totals tCO2e per FTE)

6. Carbon reduction projects

6.1. Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following

environmental management measures and projects have been completed or

implemented since the 2019 baseline.

  • Replacement of T8 fluorescent quad light units with LED panels in the main office, Boardroom and central areas. This was also supported by PIR lighting installations in the toilets to reduce electricity consumption.
  • Review of delivery models leading to the removal of all owned vehicles from YES.
  • Full adoption of a ‘last out lights out’ approach and behaviour training for staff.

While we have seen a 11.33 tCO2e (39.6% and a 0.26 tCO2e per FTE (59.5%)) reduction against the 2019 baseline this also coincided with the lockdown in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic which impacted our activity delivery and the way energy was used.

During periods of the year only a skeleton staff were occupying the office, the remainder working from home.

While this significantly reduced the consumption of gas and electricity, and the commuting of staff (Scope 3), it will also present a challenge when assessing the emission reductions for the year due to the inconsistencies.

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

  • Replacement of external security lighting with LED type units.
  • Review of business mileage policy to improve emissions of vehicles used by both essential and causal users.
  • Investigate the use of heat pumps for the space and water heating coupled with improvements to the insulation to the fabric of the property, with landlord support and approval.

7. 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.

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the Senior Management team.

Signed on behalf of the Supplier:



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