Implementation in the UK

The United Kingdom has become the newest country to pilot the CO2 Performance Ladder. Following successful ongoing implementation in the Netherlands and Belgium and pilots in Ireland and France, the Ladder will be used to strengthen the CO2 reduction efforts of UK organisations and governments. Action Sustainability, an award-winning sustainability consultancy, will coordinate the CO2 Performance Ladder pilot in the UK.

Reducing supply chain emissions

As the world increasingly prioritises environmental sustainability, initiatives like the CO2 Performance Ladder play a crucial role in driving meaningful change. James Cadman, Head of Consultancy & Climate at Action Sustainability, emphasises the pivotal role of sustainable procurement in achieving net-zero carbon goals, stating: "The vast majority of most organisations’ carbon impacts lie in the supply chain. If any organisation is serious about reaching Net Zero Carbon, they need a robust plan to reduce their supply chain scope 3 emissions. This is where sustainable procurement and the CO2 Performance Ladder come in."

With the Ladder’s proven track record and Action Sustainability’s expertise, the UK can look forward to a future where carbon reduction and sustainable procurement go hand in hand, paving the way towards a greener, more resilient economy. 

For more information on the CO2 Performance Ladder pilot project in the UK, contact George Thurley ([email protected]).

The CO2 Performance Ladder in the UK is coordinated by Action Sustainability, in collaboration with the Foundation for Climate Friendly Purchasing and Enterprises - SKAO.