Carbon Reduction Plan

PPN 06/21 Compliant | 2024


Recent scientific findings in climate studies suggest that current human lifestyles are adversely affecting our planet's climate. We are witnessing the consequences of climate change, such as prevalent forest fires and droughts. Scientific research has confirmed the ongoing rise in sea levels.

There is widespread agreement among experts that without significant changes in our behavior, the future remains uncertain, particularly regarding social, environmental, and economic stability. The 2015 Paris Agreement set a worldwide target to keep the increase in global temperatures well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels, while striving to limit the increase to 1.5°C.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a warning in 2018, stating that if the rate of global warming does not slow down, the increase could surpass 1.5°C, leading to severe global consequences.
In 2019, the United Kingdom became the first major economy to enact a law mandating Net Zero emissions, obligating the government to achieve this target by 2050.

The release of the UK government's procurement policy notice 06/21 (PPN 06/21) underscored the importance of rebuilding the economy with a focus on sustainability. Additionally, PPN 06/21 mandates that any business seeking government contracts must commit to a Net Zero target and implement a plan for carbon reduction.

Our Approach to Net Zero by 2040

Our Carbon Reduction Targets

Dynamic Training UK Limited is committed to a 100% reduction in Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions by 2040. Our objective is to conduct a comprehensive Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory by the conclusion of 2025, adhering to the established guidelines of the GHG Protocol standard.

Upon completion of this inventory, we plan to develop a detailed plan for reducing carbon emissions, aligning with the protocols set by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) for corporations.
The primary method for reducing emissions in our strategy will involve initiating and executing ambitious projects focused on carbon reduction. The strategy of offsetting carbon emissions will be a secondary measure, reserved only for situations involving emissions that are either inevitable or residual in nature.

To ensure systematic progress, Dynamic Training is committed to collaborating with its partners to set and integrate annual emission reduction goals as a key performance indicator within our reporting framework.

Scope 1, 2 & 3 Emissions

Scope 1:

These “direct emissions” are from sources that are owned or controlled by Dynamic Training.

Scope 2:

These are the emissions released into the atmosphere from the use of purchased energy. These are called “indirect emissions” because the actual emissions are generated at another facility such as a power station.

Scope 3:

These include all other indirect emissions that occur across the value chain and are outside of Dynamic Training's direct control.


Our current emissions benchmark for the academic year 2022 to 2023:


Tonnes of Carbon

Scope 1:

0.9 tCO2e

Scope 2:

0.2 tCO2e

Scope 3:

11.2 tCO2e


12.3 tCO2e

Our Net Zero Goals and Actions

Although a wider plan will be in place for 2025. This has not stopped impactful goals and action being agreed in preparation for this, as part of our year on year carbon reduction strategy.

  • Social Value Steering Group: Set up a social value steering group that aligns our employees, learners, and customers to support reaching Net Zero.
  • Minimise Carbon Footprint: Continue to minimise our carbon footprint by maximising online learning delivery, where appropriate to the needs of the learner and without disadvantaging them in their opportunity to achieve their training programme.
  • Senior Lead for CO2e Reduction: Identify an organisation senior lead for our strategy to reduce CO2e.
  • Accommodation Strategy: Review our accommodation strategy to identify quick wins to reduce CO2e within the existing estate and implement an estate implementation policy for any new sites, ensuring HVAC systems are in place.
  • Energy Efficiency Measures: Introduce formal procedures to ensure air conditioning and heating systems are switched off in rooms when not in use. Roll out LED lighting across all properties. Introduce robust maintenance schedules for air conditioning units, recording and reporting on all F-gas emissions.
  • Paperless Organisation: We are now a paperless organisation utilising online and e-learning tools instead of paper-based portfolios, materials, and workbooks. This also reduces our carbon footprint due to no need for postage.
  • Electronic Marketing Materials: Marketing materials are electronic wherever possible.
  • Communications Strategy: Introduction of a communications strategy, engaging staff in our sustainability goals, and reinforcing the value of individual behaviour efficiencies.
  • No Company Vehicles: We do not offer owning/leasing company vehicles and do not offer a company car scheme.
  • Flexible Working: 90% of our staff have moved to a more flexible working approach through hybrid working or fully remote working, reducing emissions associated with commuting.
  • Promote Low Carbon Commute: We encourage staff and students to commute using low carbon methods and will continue to promote this via our learner, staff, and employer newsletters.
  • Business Travel: For business travel, the use of public transport is encouraged where practically possible and monitored to identify areas for improvement.
  • Recycling Initiatives: Each centre has designated recycling bins and separate waste collection streams for batteries, waste electronics, toners, and lightbulbs.
  • Online Meetings: We promote online meetings for internal calls, supervision, appraisals, external meetings, and interviews – eliminating unnecessary travel.
  • Digitised Administrative Processes: We have digitised our administrative processes, saving on paper and minimising waste.

Sustainability in Education

  • Environmental and Sustainability Courses: We plan to widen our existing Environmental and Sustainability courses that form part of our Associate Project Manager and Facilities Apprenticeship programmes across all Apprenticeship programmes as enhancement opportunities. We will also develop bite-sized learning available to all learners, employers, their staff, and our own staff as part of free-to-use content in 2025.
  • Sustainability Champion Awards: Sustainability Champion Awards will be part of our Apprentices awards, first awarded in Autumn 2024, recognising those who are engaging with environmental and sustainability matters as part of their apprenticeship.
  • Embedding Sustainability: Topics of sustainability are to be embedded into all schemes of work across all programmes as part of stretch and challenge discussions in workshops by Spring 2025.