In line with the UK Government’s commitment under the Climate Change Act 2008, TÜV SÜD in the UK has created a Carbon Reduction Plan stating our commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050. It is a government requirement for suppliers bidding for major government contracts to commit to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and publish a ‘Carbon Reduction Plan’ so this is an important step for our business.
Our commitments include:
The UK government website states:
In 2019, the UK became the first major economy to adopt a legal commitment to achieve ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions by 2050. To support this, the Government Commercial Function has developed a new commercial policy measure for all central government departments and arm’s length bodies.
This measure requires suppliers bidding for major government contracts to commit to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and publish a ‘Carbon Reduction Plan’.
TÜV SÜD submitted our Carbon Reduction Plan to the Crown Commercial Service in September 2022 and it was confirmed as compliant with the Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/21 requirement.
The purpose of the paper is to report TÜV SÜD organisational greenhouse gas emissions and confirm the commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050 with reduction targets and environmental management measures in place.
Chris Guy, CEO of TÜV SÜD:
“At TÜV SÜD, Sustainability and Safety continue to be the backbone our of mission and services. Our Carbon Reduction Plan is just the first step in our UK journey. We will be using our great team of experts from across the broad sectors of our business to work towards our goal of becoming climate neutral by 2025. I am confident that we can achieve this for our own company, as well as deliver services to help our clients achieve their aims too."