Supplier Name: Global Autocare Limited
Publication Date: 06 February 2023
Commitment to achieving Net Zero
Global Autocare Limited (“Global”) is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.
The board and management are aware that reducing our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions represents significant benefits for us, our customers, suppliers and the wider community and ultimately future generations and the planet.
The Carbon Reduction Plan covers strategies and Global’s commitment to the management and reduction of our business-related carbon emissions.
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.
This is Global’s first Carbon Reduction Plan, this reporting year, which is Global’s fiscal year of 01 March 2021 to 28 February 2022 (“Fiscal Year 2022”), is also the baseline year used in this Carbon Reduction Plan.
Baseline Reporting for Global’s Fiscal Year 2022
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions Calculations
Due to the Fiscal Year 2022 being the first the first year we have measured our CO2e emissions, the report for the Baseline Year and Current Reporting Year contains the same figures. Due to this the commentary and explanations apply to both sets of data.
Scope 1 – Direct Emissions
Scope 2 – Indirect Emissions
Scope 3 – This area does not include figures for Upstream and Downstream transportation as all 3rd party transportation is paid for by the Company.
Baseline Year Emission – Global’s Fiscal Year 2022
Current Emissions Reporting
Global’s Fiscal Year 2022 is also the baseline year used in this Carbon Reduction Plan.
Emissions Reductions Target
In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets.
We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years by 5% by the end of Fiscal Year 2027 in comparison to Fiscal Year 2022.
Carbon Reduction Projects
Global has invested in and plans to continue to invest in efficient technologies and conservation practices to reduce energy use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve overall Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) and company performance.
Global has made significant developments in the transition of its rental fleet to alternative fuelled vehicles with increased focus on electrification and ongoing penetration of electric vehicles to reduce Green House Gas emissions and improve air quality. This has been achieved by working closely with OEMs to increase penetration of Electric Vehicles EV’s despite ongoing supply chain challenges as a consequence of Brexit, the global pandemic, semi-conductor shortage and the war in Ukraine.
In early 2022 Global invested heavily in the development of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure at its headquarters in Leeds to support the roadmap to emission free mobility. As a leader provider of fleet solutions and the increasing electrification of the fleet the company installed twenty-eight state-of-the-art 22kWh fast chargers and a 150kWh Ultra Rapid Hyper Charger on site to ensure we remain agile in converting the fleet to electric and the delivery of electric vehicles to our customers is in the most sustainable way. The thirty new state of the art EV chargers, totalling 781kVA capacity supports our commitment to be sector leading in future mobility and road map to net zero.
Global took the decision to remove the physical Global Driver pack including printed driver guide, driver card and wallet, from all vehicles, to minimise the use of paper and plastic. The printed products have been replaced with a digital solution ‘myGlobal’ Mobile App https://www.globalautocare.co.uk/my-global-app/ for customers and all rental vehicles.
In September 2022 the company ceased the use of floor mat car carpet disposable temporary paper covers. This was driven by the focus on the lifecycle environment impact of the paper covers and the opportunity for improvements. The largest and most sustainable approach was to stop the use altogether in Sept 2022. Following this the company undertook an evaluation of the sustainability of car interior accessory floor mats and carpets to help identify an environmentally more sustainable solution. Global selected ‘Conscious Carpet’ from its supplier for the floor mats included in its vehicle packs from October 2022. ‘Conscious Carpet’ offers all the features and benefits of traditional vehicle carpet mats with the huge and important benefit of being fully recyclable. The ‘Conscious Carpet’ mats that will be found in Global vehicles, can be repatriated with the supplier, re-entering the supply chain and recycled into carpet ready for conversion into new mats. This strategy is to embrace a long-lasting sustainable business model with a move towards a circular economy.
In the future we hope to implement further measures such as:
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, the required subset of Scope 3 emissions will be reported in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard when applicable.
This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).
Signed on behalf of Global Autocare Limited
Stephen Chater, Commercial Director, Global Autocare Limited
06 February 2023