McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd
Carbon Reduction Plan
Publication Date: 20/02/2024

Our commitment to achieving net zero

McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Limited is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. This will cover Scope 1, 2 and those of Scope 3 categories that are applicable to our business (business travel and employee commuting).
Our Carbon Reduction Plan, below, has been prepared in response to the requirements of the Procurement Policy Note 06/21.

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.

Current Emissions Reporting


Emissions Reduction Targets

McGinley confirms our commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050.

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 2000tCO2e by 2026.

To continue our progress in achieving Net Zero, McGinley will continue measuring and monitoring our emissions via ESOS, which is administrated by the Environment Agency. We have found the ESOS measurement framework to be strategically effective in identifying and tailoring cost-effective measures, enabling us to conserve energy and achieve carbon and cost savings. We estimate that the ESOS audit costs are significantly outweighed by the savings made from implementing the recommended measures.

In addition, through our work on CP6, we are collaborating with Network Rail on their science-based Target (SBT) commitments. This commitment aims to reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 46% by FY2029, with 75% of suppliers having Science-based Targets by FY2025 and reducing absolute Scope 3 indirect use phase emissions by 28% by FY2029.

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

Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

As a national provider of contingent labour, our impact on the environment is predominantly due to our transport services as opposed to other business activities. For context, our ESOS report showed that 96% of our emissions are linked to fleet activity.

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2017 baseline:

  • Telemetry - The introduction of telemetry in our fleet of vehicles in 2019 coincided with an immediate annual reduction of 33% in road traffic accidents and supported our environmental commitments, safety initiatives and reduced our carbon emissions/pollution.

  • Fleet Management – We moved our Fleet management operations in-house and employed a dedicated fleet manager to support us in meeting our targets in reducing Scope 1 emissions.

  • Office Energy - We combined three of our southern offices into one new location in Dartford resulting in a 31% energy saving. We moved into the SusCon (Sustainable Construction) Office, which was built in 2014 and achieved BREEAM Outstanding.

    At our Watford Head Office, we undertook a lighting energy saving exercise and during December 2020, we refurbished our office, introducing LED lighting throughout to create further energy efficiencies.

  • ISO14001 – We continue to align our business’s working practices, processes and procedures in accordance with our ISO14001 accreditation, ensuring continuous high levels of Environmental Management best practice.

  • Driver Handbooks – We now issue driver handbooks to all our workers. This contains guidance on environmental objectives such as driving in a fuel-efficient manner.

  • Supply Chain Sustainability School – McGinley has been a Gold Member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, with Partner status since 2018.

  • Other Energy Saving Initiatives - McGinley has and continues implementing energy-saving initiatives across our business, including flexible working, ‘Cycle to work’ schemes, car-sharing and optimised vehicle occupancy, and promoting public transport over cars where possible.

The carbon emission reduction achieved by these schemes equate to almost a 50% reduction in total carbon emissions since the 2017 baseline year.

In the future McGinley aims to implement further measures such as:

  • We plan to upgrade our vehicles Euro 6.2 AdBlue or EV (where possible) every three years to reduce carbon emissions and improve local air quality.

  • We will sign up to the United Nations Race to Zero campaign that brings businesses together to accelerate action to decarbonise the economy.

  • Install smart plugs for heaters and TV in office locations.

  • Explore heating options for office locations.

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 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, McGinley is working with an external environmental consultancy to implement effective and accurate monitoring of our Scope 3 emissions.
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been

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


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