Supplier name: NC Healthcare Ltd 

Publication date: October

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

NC Healthcare Ltd is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2040.

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: 2020

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations. 

NC Healthcare Ltd is dedicated to acknowledging and addressing the key environmental concerns it influences. Our commitment lies in consistently enhancing our performance in these areas, encompassing energy reduction, minimised fuel consumption, minimal waste generation, maximal waste recycling, and curbing pollution. NC Healthcare Ltd Environmental and Energy Policy.

·         NC Healthcare Ltd has decided that Tonnes of CO2e per number of FTE (full time equivalent) employees best represents our business intensity ratio.

·         Carbon emissions for NC Healthcare Ltd have been calculated in accordance with UK Government Environment Reporting Guidelines including Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) guidance.

·         Consumption data has been taken from purchase invoices and motor vehicle mileage data.

·         Activity has been converted into carbon emissions using the published UK Government GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting 2020.


Baseline year emissions: 2022



Scope 1


Scope 2



Scope 3 

(Included Sources)


Total Emissions




Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2021



Scope 1


Scope 2


Scope 3 

(Included Sources)

We are currently working on measuring our employee commuting emissions.

As a healthcare recruitment business we believe these to be our only scope 3 emissions.


Total Emissions



Emissions reduction targets by 2025

To continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have set the following carbon reduction targets for 2025.

·         Carbon emissions to decrease to below 300 tCO2e

·         This is a reduction of 68% against the 2020 baseline

·         Target to be reviewed each year as the impact of initiatives is realised 


When developing our Carbon Reduction Plan we look to implement and adhere to best practice policies that embed and support Carbon Reduction Planning in support of Green Initiatives such as NHS Net Zero, as detailed within the Procurement Policy Note 06/21:


We have adopted UK Government and/or NHS targets for sustainable development where appropriate, in full consideration of the environmental impacts of any significant policy decisions and requirement to achieve Carbon Net Zero emissions in line with our target date). Sustainable development may include but is not limited to:

·         Energy management

·         Water, to include system infrastructure maintenance and wastewater management

·         Waste prevention and management including waste hierarchy and segregation

·         Reducing single use plastics in accordance with the Environmental Protection (plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020, related Regulations in place across Devolved Administrations and all future waste related regulations; and

·         Minimising transport use.


We are not required to publicly report UK energy use and carbon emissions within the Supplier’s Director Report as we do not meet any two of the following three thresholds have been met in the preceding financial year, in alignment to the latest guidance published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS):

·         A turnover of £36m or greater;

·         A balance sheet of £18m or greater; and/or

·         A company size of 250 employees or greater.


Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been implemented over recent years.


Energy-efficient practices

We have implemented a range of energy-saving measures including:

·         using energy-efficient lighting

·         turning off equipment when not in use



Telecommuting and flexible work options

We encourage telecommuting and flexible work arrangements whenever possible and practicable to reduce our vehicular emissions.



Waste reduction and recycling

We have implemented a number of circular waste management strategies to minimise landfill waste including:

·         recycling programs

·         composting kitchen/staff room waste

·         reducing paper usage.



Sustainable procurement

We source our products and services from suppliers that prioritise environmental sustainability through their environmentally friendly approach to the use of materials, packaging, and transportation options.



Employee engagement and education

We have undertaken awareness raising campaigns for our teams to highlight the importance of carbon reduction. We encourage them to adopt sustainable practices both at work and in their personal lives.



Further measures:


Energy-efficient practices

We will explore optimising our heating and cooling systems.



Renewable energy sources

We will consider utilising renewable energy sources like solar panels or wind turbines to power our business operations through seeking specialist advice from a Renewable Power Consultant to significantly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and lower our carbon emissions.



Employee engagement and education

We will continue to raise awareness amongst our teams and employees about the importance of carbon reduction and encourage them to adopt sustainable practices both at work and in their personal lives.



Carbon offset programs

We will explore and consider participating in carbon offset programs where we invest in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as reforestation or renewable energy projects, to compensate for your business's carbon emissions e.g. Woodland Trust’s ‘Grow with Us’ initiative which provides an annual report confirming the total carbon sequestered as a result of the trees planted.



Explore, design and conduct pre-contract engagement activities with a diverse range of organisations in the market to support the delivery of additional environmental benefits in the performance of the contract. 



Explore and implement collaborative ways of working with our supply chain to deliver additional environmental benefits in the performance of the contract, including working towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions. 



Explore and implement ways to enhance the natural environment such as habitat creation, increasing biodiversity such as increased numbers of pollinators. 



Explore green space creation in and around buildings in towns and cities, e.g. green walls, utilising roof tops for plants and pollinators. 



Explore how to influence staff, suppliers, customers, communities and/or any other appropriate stakeholdersthrough the delivery of the contract to support environmental protection and improvement.



Explore, design and implement activities to reconnect people with the environment and increase awareness of ways to protect and enhance it e.g raise awareness of the benefits of the environmental opportunities identified, training to reduce waste and use resources more efficiently.



Explore volunteering opportunities for the contract workforce, e.g. undertaking activities that encourage direct positive impact.



We use the following metrics to map our progress:

·         Number of people-hours spent protecting and improving the environment under the contract, by UK region.

·         Number of green spaces created under the contract, by UK region. 

·         Reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases arising from the performance of the contract, measured in metric tonnes carbon dioxide equivalents (MTCDE) (annual).

·         Reduction in water use arising from the performance of the contract, measured in litres (annual).

·         Reduction in waste to landfill arising from the performance of the contract, measured in metric tonnes (annual).


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) Standard9.

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

Signed on behalf of the Supplier:

Muhammad Ali


Date: …………18 October 2023 …………….………. 





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