Carbon Reduction Plan

Publication Date: 29 September 2021
Last Reviewed: 1 November 2022
Next Review Due: 1 November 2023

About Conlon Construction

Conlon Construction Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Conlon Group. Conlon Construction is a client-focused, multi award-winning, Chartered Building Company. The reputation we have built up over the past 60 years for workmanship and service is maintained by our dedicated, experienced, qualified, and motivated teams. We aim to make the construction experience a positive one by: focusing on client needs; communicating well, being a good neighbour and involving local communities. We undertake new build, refurbishment and design and build projects up to £15 million in value for public and private sector clients. As property developers, we also carry out commercial, industrial and residential projects throughout the North. Our project teams focus on delivering the buildings Clients want, within budget, on or ahead of time, whilst working collaboratively as partners with all those involved. For more information and examples of our work, visit:

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Conlon Construction Limited is committed to halving emissions by 2030 and achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. Our commitment is made independently in line with a 1.5Oc limit to global warming and to delivering Net Zero within our own operations (Scope 1 and Scope 2) emissions earlier than 2050. We are working towards achieving Net Zero within our supply chain (Scope 3 emissions) by 2050. Conlon works collaboratively with all its clients to decarbonise their buildings helping achieve their Net Zero ambitions.

We are working towards a robust transition plan, setting high level targets, and plotting ambitious interim milestones on the path to net zero by 2050. Conlon is committed in playing its part in the UK Government’s climate decarbonisation programme. By embracing our Responsible Construction Strategy, our ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and such industry initiatives as achieving Net Zero by 2050, we recognise that both the local community and the business itself can benefit.

By communicating our Net Zero carbon aims to employees and our supply chain, we ensure that all parties are aware of their Net Zero responsibilities in relation to construction operations. Our Net Zero policy forms the cornerstone of our efforts to continually improve our environmental performance via establishing, implementing and reviewing objectives and targets.

We look to drive innovation and collaboration through our supply chain to help deliver low carbon solutions. We are committed to protecting the environment in all our operations and reducing our environmental impacts associated with our activities. We recognise the importance of decarbonising our business and we have set long-term goals. We are transforming how we do business, working closely with clients and championing collective responsibility. Technology is on our side, and we are focusing our efforts on sustainable innovation.

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. Our Carbon baseline includes our greenhouse gas emissions from the seven GHGs named in the Kyoto Protocol:


We have calculated the carbon emissions and kWh figures using the UK Government’s 2022 Conversion Factors for Company Reporting. These can be found here:

Baseline Emissions

Current Emissions Reporting

Emissions Reduction Targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets:

2030 – We are committed to halving emissions by 2030

2045 – Net Zero within our own operations (Scope 1 & 2)

2050 – Net Zero across the Value Chain (Scope 3)

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 512 tCO2e by 2026. This is a reduction of 44%

Progress against these targets can be seen in the graph below. The latest information below relates to the period 1 November 2021 – 31 October 2022.

Emissions Graph

Intensity measures

Total carbon emissions per £m of revenue in the year to 31 October 2022 were 4.07tCO2 (2021*: 2.57tCO2) due to a reduction in turnover. The chosen intensity measurement ratio is total gross emissions in metric tonnes CO2e per £1m turnover, the recommended ratio for the sector.

Energy Efficient Actions Taken

We are pleased to announce that TMC are now providing our Mileage Capture service. Conlon remains committed to reducing carbon emissions as part of our Carbon Reduction Strategy. Emissions from our transport account for a large proportion of our carbon footprint. Improving our performance in this area is important in helping achieve our targeted emissions reduction levels over the coming years. TMC will assist in the capturing of business trips for the company and grey fleet vehicles. Whilst also producing carbon emission information for each vehicle being used. This data will then be reviewed on a monthly basis. A smart phone ‘app’ will be made available to Conlon staff to record journeys whilst on the move. This will hopefully help improve our carbon efficiency, whilst driving innovation and improving our business.

We have installed new highly efficient LED lighting throughout our offices as part of our reduced energy consumption drive. The installation of roof mounted solar PV systems are under review and would reduce the demand-load as part of our sustainability plans along with the newly installed car-charging points. We hope to implement further measures such as; site generators to run on GreenD+ fuels generating upto 90% less carbon emissions, investigate renewable energy opportunities, and look at a more sustainable transport strategy. Our new utility provider, Yu Energy means we now use carbon neutral gas and 100% green electricity through their pure electricity plans. Renewable energy guarantees of origin certificates (REGOs) now confirm our electricity is sourced from 100% renewable generation.

Carbon Reduction Projects – Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and future projects have been implemented since the 2020/21 baseline. The carbon emission reduction achieved will be measured and the effects published upon completion of each project.

 Targets achieved

✓ Develop and publish the Conlon Carbon Strategy
✓ Commitment to purchase electricity from renewable sources and obtain green tariffs and
reducing consumption by 10%
✓ Carry out an energy survey to look at LED lighting
✓ Investigate renewable energy opportunities
✓ Install vehicle charging points at our offices
✓ Continue our commitment with the Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity helping increase urban tree cover, planting trees outside of woodlands, restoring and protecting existing woodlands. Achieve a minimum offset of 25t of carbon on a new build project and a minimum of 10t on a refurbishment project.
✓ Minimise waste to landfill – Construction waste <12T/£100k revenue and 96% of all site waste to be diverted from landfill.
✓ Support the local pound – 50% of the Supply Chain for each project to be based within 30 miles of any project.

Further Emission Reduction Opportunities

• Look at a more Sustainable transport policy
• Develop our project carbon footprint capabilities
• Educating our Supply Chain to understand, manage and reduce carbon emissions
• Site Generators to run on GreenD+ & HVO fuels only generating upto 90% less carbon
• Reduce vehicle emissions by achieving a 20% reduction in Kg/CO2 across the whole fleet

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, 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) Standard. This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.

Signed on behalf of the Supplier (Conlon Construction Limited):
Name: GE Parker
Position: Managing Director
Signature: GE Parker
Date: 1 November 2022