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Carbon Reduction Plan

Supplier Name: Icarus Group Ltd 

Publication Date: 27/04/2022 

Date for next review: 27/04/2023 

Commitment to achieving Net Zero 

Icarus Group Ltd is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. 

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: 2021 
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations. 
Icarus Group Ltd has taken the baseline year to be 2021. No previous reporting was done prior to this point, nor was any strategy in place to reduce emissions. The reason being that Icarus Group Ltd is a start-up. The Baseline Emissions calculated are a holistic overview of Icarus Group Ltd’s total carbon emissions from all business activities in 2021, including; Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions.  
Baseline year emissions: 
Scope 1 0.38 
Scope 2 0.48 
Scope 3 (Included Sources) 1.84 
Total Emissions 2.71 
Table 1 – Icarus Group Ltd: Baseline Year Emissions

Current Emissions Reporting 

Reporting Year: 2022 to date (31/03/2022) 
Scope 1 0.15 
Scope 2 0.15 
Scope 3 (Included Sources) 0.90 
Total Emissions 1.20 
Table 2 – Icarus Group Ltd: Emissions 2022 to date

Emissions Reduction Targets 

As a start-up, this is Icarus Group Ltd.’s first carbon footprint analysis. As such, no previous emissions reduction commitments or targets had been set.  

As part of this Carbon Reduction Plan the following targets and commitments have been set. 

  1. CO2 emissions/Revenue (millions) to decrease year-on-year until the year 2030.   
  1. Total CO2 emissions to decrease year-on-year from the year 2030 to 2040. 
  1. Net Zero emissions to be achieved by 2050. 

Being a new business, Icarus Group Ltd is growing rapidly. Realistically, therefore, emissions are going to increase in the short-term as the business multiplies in size. With this growth our carbon emissions are going to increase.  

However, Icarus Group Ltd is committed to continually improving its business activities with regards to emissions. This is why Icarus Group Ltd have proposed the first target of reducing carbon emissions with respect to turnover to normalise our CO2 emissions with respect to growth. 

Once the business is established, the aim is for a year-on-year reduction of total emissions before reaching Net Zero in 2050.   

Carbon Reduction Projects 

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or are being implemented since the 2021 baseline.  

Certification to ISO 14001 

Icarus Group Ltd is going to become certified to ISO 14001 upon before April 2023. As part of this, Icarus Group Ltd will develop an effective environmental management system.  

Communication and engagement strategy 

It is the aim of Icarus Group Ltd to bring awareness and to engage our entire supply chain on our commitment to Net Zero Emissions by 2050. Informing them our strategies and plans will enable them to cooperate and reduce their emissions in turn.  

Icarus Group Ltd aim to do this through a range of outlets to maximise our internal and external audiences. These outlets are as follows.  

  1. Articles and blogs – Sent to internal staff as well as to external subscribers.  
  1. Short animations and videos posted on social media. 
  1. Sustainability competition in which money will be allocated for the implication of the winner’s idea.  

Fleet improvements 

Where range and budget allow, Electric cars shall be used.  

Premise Improvements 

Icarus Group Ltd is to replace all incandescent lightbulbs with LED bulbs. New builds are to be fitted with air or ground heat source heat pumps. Where possible, solar panels are to be installed on unused roof space. Electric vehicle charging points will be installed to allow employees to charge their cars.  


Where products can be re-used or recycled Icarus Group Ltd will take every step necessary in ensuring this happens. This will not just be limited to Icarus Group Ltd.’s internal activities but across the entire supply chain. We aim to work with our customers and suppliers to ensure that no raw materials go to waste.  

Carbon Offsetting 

At Icarus Group Ltd, carbon offsetting is seen as a last resort, and will not be prioritised over making real reductions to carbon emissions. However, especially whilst the business is growing, Carbon Offsetting will be a useful tool in reducing Icarus Group Ltd.’s carbon footprint.  

Icarus Group Ltd will only participate in UK based certified schemes. 

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 signed off by the board of directors. 

Signed on behalf of Icarus Group Ltd: 

Name: Joshua Zwetsloot 


Position: CEO 

Date: 27/04/2022