Committed to achieving Net Zero emissions

Henshall & Sheehy Support Services Ltd is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030 or sooner.

Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases (GHGs), 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 our emissions reduction can be measured.

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations

At Henshall & Sheehy, we established our baseline measurement for 2023 with the support of independent specialist consultants. This baseline measurement incorporates 100% of scope 1 and scope 2 emissions.

Whilst our baseline measurement for 2023 covers a subset of relevant scope 3 categories, such as business travel (including hotel stays) and waste generated within operations, there are additional workstreams implemented that will be used to calculate and analyse further relevant scope 3 emissions. This includes upstream transportation & distribution and Employee commuting for example.

2023 is Henshall & Sheehy’s first year of carbon reporting to coincide with our BS EN ISO:14001 accreditation.

Year-to-date Emissions Total (tCO2e)

Scope 1: 5,126 / Scope 2: 792 / Scope 3*: 1,383
Total Emissions 9,301 (tCO2e) year-to-date – 13,951.5 (tCO2e) which is forecast for the full year
*Scope 3 included sources – Waste generated in operations and business travel.

Emissions Reduction Targets

In order to continue achieving Net Zero, Henshall & Sheehy have adopted the following 2030 carbon reduction target of reducing our like for like Scope 1, 2 and (our currently measured) Scope 3 total carbon emissions by 70%.

Therefore, we project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next 7 years to 1033.44 (tCO2e) per calendar month and 12,401.33 (tCO2e) per calendar year.

Henshall & Sheehy are committed to the Science Based Targets and predict that we will see an increase in our scope 3 emissions due to reporting of additional scope 3 categories, compared with the current year. Once we determine the impact of the inclusion of these further categories, this may result in a reset of the baseline of our emissions. Our overall for Net Zero will not change.

Carbon Reduction Projects & Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

As of August 2023, the carbon emission reduction achieved by Carbon Reduction Schemes implemented by Henshall & Sheehy equate to a year to date saving of 3,014 (tCO2e). This is a 37% reduction against the estimated previous years baseline emissions. This includes the electrification of our engineers vehicles, together with the relocation our Head Office to a newly built, sustainably designed commercial building. This compared to our previous offices, within a 1950’s building. Additionally, there has been a reduction in business travel and we purchase electricity from renewable sources for our head office premises.

Carbon emissions relating to Downstream transportation and distribution are not relevant to Henshall & Sheehy operations and therefore are not included in our carbon emission calculations. However as part of our supplier partner verification selection process, priority is given to local suppliers and those with a green energy powered delivery fleet of vehicles. This particular data is expected to be captured for 2024 carbon emission reporting.

We are working to develop and then implement further measures in the future such as:

  • The electrification of office based heating and hot water systems through formal gas asset replacement program for our Client premises
  • Signing up to the RE100 initiative and committing to switching to 100% renewable energy for all our managed properties where we can advise
  • Improve our data collection, measurement, analysis and reporting around our Scope 3 carbon emissions fully utilising our SBTi commitment to influence for better carbon management policies and processes.
  • Green Fleet Strategy formally implemented to transition all company cars and vans to plug-in hybrid or hydrogen by 2025, phasing out carbon emissions associated with petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.
  • Further green fleet strategy related activities, including roll out of driver training to inform on the carbon impact of driving behaviours to support behavioural and cultural changes.
  • Further targeted promotion in energy-saving measures at or Clients premises, such as passive-infra red lighting sensors, LED lighting and other low cost/no cost improvements to their Building Energy Management System.
  • Review and investment in other specific Net Zero management initiatives which will further reduce operational-related emission burden for both ourselves and our Clients, such as paperless technologies and new conference/meeting management initiatives.


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.

This Plan is subject to annual review in August each calendar year.