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Carbon Reduction Plan

Supplier name: F P Hurley & Son Ltd                         Publication date: 10th July 2023

  • Commitment to Achieving Net Zero

 F P Hurley and Sons Ltd is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050 (Scopes 1, 2 & 3).

  • Baseline Emissions Footprint

 Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases that have been produced in the past. These emissions were produced prior to the introduction of all F P Hurley carbon reduction strategies. The 2021-22 baseline emissions year shown below is  the reference point against which all F P Hurley emissions reductions can be measured.

Baseline Year: 2021-22
Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
The baseline emissions data for F P Hurley and Sons Ltd relates to the period April 2021 to March 2022 and is the baseline year for all future carbon reporting.  F P Hurley Ltd has currently reported and published our full Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions only for this baseline year.

Data is now retrospectively being collected for the Scope 3 emissions for the 2021 to 2022 period which will include the five CCS mandated categories which are; 1. Business travel, 2. Waste generation, 3. Employee commuting, 4. Upstream transportation & distribution and 5. Downstream transportation & distribution.

The above five categories of Scope 3 emissions were not reported during the period 2021 to 2022.  An internal resource is in place to both collect and manage these Scope 3 data sources from our upstream and downstream supply chains.

During the period 2024 to 2028, F P Hurley and Sons Ltd are forecasting significant periods of growth. In the future, the Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions will increase due to the expansion of the main business. Note, two new offices have been opened during the baseline year period 2020-2021. These facilities are the new Design office in Bridgend and a regional office in Exeter. The Exeter office accommodates a small team , so will only make a minor contribution to the overall carbon footprint. Whereas the design office, which uses electricity for its heating and cooling systems has had a significant impact to the carbon 2020 – 2021 emissions baseline.

Baseline Year Emissions: 2021-2022
Scope 1 61.21 (tCO2e)
Scope 2 82.65 (tCO2e)
Scope 3

(Included Sources)

The following five categories are to be used  for the production of the Scope 3 emissions baseline. This work is currently being managed internally by our F P Hurley Decarbonisation team:

1.     Business travel data (e.g. train travel , company car , bus etc ). For example, we are currently collecting the fuel / mileage data from our fleet of company vans  which are used to transport staff and materials to the various construction sites. Emissions from our leased company vehicles and vans will be accounted for within Scope 3. The source of this data are the individual members of staff who have their own records of travel for each day/week.

2.     Waste generation. We are currently calculating the emissions from our disposal of the waste generated by our own or controlled operations in this reporting year. This category includes emissions from the disposal of both our solid waste and wastewater. The measurement of this waste will be collected as either kilograms or tonnes of waste per annum. Our Waste treatment activities for both our offices and for our operations at the construction sites will include: • Disposal into a landfill • Recovery for recycling • Incineration • Composting • Waste-to-energy (WTE) • Wastewater treatment.

3.     Employee Commuting ( i.e. travel from home to workplace)

We are currently calculating the emissions from the transportation of employees between their homes and their construction worksites.

We understand that emissions from our employee commuting can arise from: • Automobile travel • Bus travel • Rail travel. In addition ,we will examine other modes of transportation (e.g., subway, trams and active travel such as bicycling and walking).

Some of our staff work from home , so we are including emissions from teleworking (i.e., our office employees working remotely).

We are currently examining the use of one of the following calculation methods:

·       Fuel-based method, which involves determining the amount of fuel consumed during commuting and applying the appropriate emission factor for that fuel

·       Distance-based method, which involves collecting data from employees on commuting patterns (e.g., distance travelled and mode used for commuting) and applying appropriate emission factors for the modes used

·       Average-data method, which involves estimating emissions from our employee commuting based on average (e.g., national) data on commuting patterns.

4.     Upstream transportation and distribution

These emissions relate to the transportation and distribution of products purchased by F P Hurley in the reporting year.

These emissions are:

·       Between the F P Hurleys Tier 1 suppliers for their own operations in their own vehicles.

·       Third-party transportation and distribution services purchased by  F P Hurley in the reporting year (either directly or through an intermediary)

·        Emissions that may arise from the following transportation and distribution activities throughout the value chain: • Air transport • Rail transport • Road transport • Marine transport • Storage of purchased products in warehouses, distribution centres, and retail facilities.

·       Outbound logistics services purchased by F P Hurley and Sons Ltd are categorized as upstream because they are a purchased service.

·       Emissions from transportation and distribution of purchased products upstream of the reporting company’s tier 1 suppliers (e.g., transportation between a company’s tier 2 and tier 1 suppliers) are accounted for in the scope 3 (Purchased goods and services).


5.     Downstream transport and distribution of our goods

 This category includes emissions that occur in the reporting year from transportation and distribution of all products and services sold by F P Hurley and Sons Ltd using vehicles and facilities not owned or controlled by F P Hurley and Sons Ltd. This category also includes emissions from retail and storage.  As defined, this category includes only emissions from transportation and distribution of products after the point of sale.


Total Emissions 143.87  (tCO2e) -Scope 1 &2 only


  • Current Emissions Reporting
Reporting Year: 2022-23
Scope 1 113.58
Scope 2 54.53
Scope 3

(Included Sources)

As described above, the Scope 3 emissions data are now being retrospectively collected. These scope 3 data will be reported at the end of the next reporting period which is 2023 – 24.

The reporting categories for the F P Hurley Scope 3 emissions will be:

·       Business travel data (e.g. train travel , car , bus)

·       Waste generation (e.g. kg/ tonnes per annum)

·       Employee Commuting ( i.e. travel from home to workplace)

·       Upstream transportation and distribution

·       Downstream transport and distribution of our goods

Total Emissions 168.11


  • Emissions Reduction Targets

In order to continue our progress for achieving Net Zero, we have adopted carbon reduction targets. In 2022, F P Hurley set an initial target of a 35% carbon reduction in our emissions intensity ratio by 2030.

F P Hurley operated during the Covid period as part of the UK construction industry supply chain. There was a small reduction in carbon emissions in 2021/22 due in part to the COVID 19 Lockdown. We are now back to pre-lockdown levels.

In 2023, we publicised this CRP document to set out our net zero carbon target for reducing direct operational Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2040, where we are committed to a Science Based Target to become net zero for indirect Scope 3 emissions by 2050.

The new additional offices has increased our Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions in the short term. We have an outline plan to reach our net zero target at an earlier stage by 2035 (direct emissions Scope 1 and 2) by potentially building a new combined HQ building and design office to the ‘passivehaus’ standard. This new building could then result in the disposal of two buildings in Bridgend which are the existing HQ building and the design office.

During the financial years 2023-25, we plan to report on our Scope 3 emissions which were not previously accounted for, such as Business travel, Employee Commuting, Working from Home, Waste generated and the Upstream / downstream Transportation of Goods and Services (supply chain).

This will see a significant increase in the total emissions due to the additional reporting of new Scope 3 category data. During the period 2025 to 2030, as our Scope 1 and 2 emissions decrease, our Scope 3 emissions will be proportionally higher.

We see Scope 3 reporting as an evolving area over the next five years and predict fluctuations as we improve our capture of the emissions data related to this scope. We believe we will/may need to re-baseline in the next two to five years to reflect a more accurate account of our carbon impact.

We predict Scope 3 Supply Chain emissions to significantly increase our carbon footprint as we capture and report more detailed emissions in our procurement process. Excluding the unknown impact of our supply chain emissions, we predict that the existing scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions will decrease by 33% by 2030 to 98.55 tCO2e, based on a potential re-baselined set of  data.

Our anticipated progress against our targets is demonstrated as shown overleaf in the graph.


Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

 The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the production of the 2021 emissions baseline:

  • Cavity wall insulation and above ceiling insulation installed in the Design office in Bridgend
  • The existing fluorescent lighting was replaced with LED circular economy light fittings and controls in the Design office in Bridgend
  • New electricity sub-metering system installed for the Design office in Bridgend

We will report the carbon emission reduction achieved by these above schemes in 2023-24. We expect a 9% reduction in the annual Scope 2 COemissions for the Bridgend Design office which equates to 2.66 tCO2e when compared to 2021 baseline data.

In 2021-22, additional EV charging points were installed at the HQ building in Bridgend and at the Design office in Bridgend.

In the future, we plan to implement further energy reduction measures as follows:

  • As a minimum, to remove all the existing gas fired boiler space heating and domestic hot water systems from all offices in the UK
  • To take a fabric first approach and target a minimum 40% reduction in thermal heat demand.
  • To replace all florescent lighting with LED lighting.
  • To install additional electricity sub-metering to separate usage
  • Our long term goal would be to construct a new combined HQ building and design office to the ‘passivehaus’ standard, which would result in the disposal of two buildings in Bridgend which are the existing HQ building and the design office.


  • Certification and Management Standards

F P Hurley and Sons Ltd is in the process of updating its ISO Environmental and quality management standards:

  • Migrated from the SQMAS quality standard to ISO9001 in 2023
  • Are in the process of obtaining the ISO 14001 standard which is based on a transition from British Standard 8555 (BS8555).

In addition to the standards outlined above, F P Hurley and Sons Ltd utilise other standards deemed suitable where it is relevant and prudent to do so.

  • Pace of Change in Reducing Emissions

Our in-house decarbonisation experts should allow F P Hurley and Sons Ltd to become a leader in carbon reduction, accelerating not only our journey to net-zero, but for our clients too.

In the future we hope to implement further measures such as:

  • Conversion of a fleet of vans to electric vehicles by 2030
  • Replace any additional gas fired boilers across our estate to reduce our Scope 1 carbon emissions.
  • Work with our Landlords to influence them to procure low carbon energy on our behalf and improve the fabric of their buildings.
  • Remove all single use items from our operations and therefore reduce our waste and associated carbon emissions.
  • Reduce our water consumption by 5% year on year.
  • Improve our measurement, reporting and influence of our supply chain emissions, through our commitment to a Science Based Target.


  • 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[1] and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting[2].

Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions have been reported in accordance with SECR requirements, and 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[3].

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of Directors

Signed on behalf of F P Hurley

Adrian Hurley, Managing Director

Date: 7th July 2023