Lovell Carbon Reduction Plan

Supplier name:

Lovell Partnerships LTD (a division of Morgan Sindall Group)

Publication date:

1st March 2024

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Lovell Partnerships Ltd is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030.

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: 2019

Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.

Under our Scope 3 emissions, we report for business travel, waste, electricity (distribution and losses), and water

Baseline year emissions: 2019 



Scope 1


Scope 2


Scope 3 (Included Sources)


Total Emissions


Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2023


TOTAL (tCO2e) 

Scope 1


Scope 2


Scope 3 (Included Sources)


Total Emissions


Emissions reduction targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets.

To reduce Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 30% by 2025 against a 2019 baseline year, with an equal target for Scope 3 emissions. Further to this, we have a target to reduce our carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 against a 2019 baseline year.

Progress against these targets can be seen in the graph below:

The graph below displays the initial carbon reduction necessary to reach a 60% reduction against our 2019 baseline by 2030. The remaining emissions will be offset to achieve net-zero.

[1] This emissions reporting scope is aligned with our external carbon reporting to the Carbon Reduce Scheme by Morgan Sindall Group. The full suite of Scope 3 emissions categories that are required to be reported under PPN 06/21 are provided in Appendix A.

Lovell Carbon Reduction: Projected vs Actual

Carbon Reduction Projects

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2019 baseline. The carbon emission reduction achieved by these schemes equate to 2,355 tCO2e against the 2019 baseline, and the following measures will be in effect when performing the contract.

We have previously had Science Based Targets agreed and in place against a 2018 baseline year but due to our progression in reaching these targets, we have revisited the targets to push the business further in carbon reduction. The targets changed from an 11% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2025 and 9% in Scope 3 by 2025 against a 2018 baseline year, to a 30% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 and 30% reduction in Scope 3 by 2025 against a 2019 baseline year.

After successfully trialling HVO fuel throughout the business, we made the decision to become HVO exclusive for all Lovell operated plant and machinery where supply allows for it. HVO is a cleaner fuel when burnt and the carbon output is significantly lower than diesel. The carbon emission reduction achieved by the scheme equates to approx. 3,350 tCO2e in 2023.

We have also carried out trials of Shell GTL fuel, electric telehandlers and hybrid generators.  We have seen the successful use of hybrid generators now seen across many of our sites, contributing to reductions in fuel consumption, emissions, and noise pollution. As of 2024, it is mandatory that all new sites using a generator 40kVa or above will be assessed to check if a hybrid battery generator system will be beneficial.

The addition of EV and hybrid vehicles to the company car list and removal of petrol and diesel vehicles has resulted in an uptake of electric vehicles within the fleet and therefore a reduction in carbon emissions. Additionally, we have introduced a salary sacrifice scheme for EV and hybrid vehicles to further encourage the uptake in these vehicles. We have also committed to installing EV charging points on site and at our offices to support the changing landscape of the UK.

We are working towards 100% of our operational electricity to site being from REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) sources.

We have engaged with social enterprise Community Wood Recycling (CWR) who collect timber waste. By collecting wood waste, CWR can maintain stock at their network of reclaimed timber stores, produce and sell a range of wooden products and help to fight unemployment by giving workplace opportunities to disadvantaged people. This helps reduce our waste and contributes to a circular economy. 197 tonnes of wood were reused and recycled via CWR in 2023.

We utilise a pallet collection service provided by Pallet Loop for reuse and repair, reducing the amount of waste and further supporting a circular economy. Over 13,000 pallets were returned in 2023.

Morgan Sindall (our parent company) and Blenheim Estate have partnered to create nine new woodlands, planting more than a quarter of a million trees. The woodlands will of course also act as a carbon sink, sequestering 22,000 tCO2e over the next 25 years, as well as improving the biodiversity, and quality of soil, air, and water within Oxfordshire.

Morgan Sindall have also invested in peatland restoration in the Great North Bog. The carbon sequestration achieved via this project is yet to be determined.

Morgan Sindall Group have developed a Carbon Calculator, CarboniCa, that is used to calculate the embodied carbon of our projects. The tool considers the carbon footprint of our materials, operations and the use of the homes until end of life.


In the future we will implement further measures such as:

  • The continuation and enhancement of the measures above and a continual review and adoption of further initiatives that are deemed suitable
  • Introduce a set of minimum standards that all Lovell sites commit to supporting the emissions reduction across the business
  • 100% HVO utilisation for Lovell hired plant and equipment. We currently sit at around 89% utilisation and we’re aiming for 95% in 2024
  • Reducing waste and water usage, including the trial of a zero waste to landfill site
  • Transitioning to hydrogen fuelled plant when the technology becomes available alongside continuing to trial emerging technology
  • Increase the use of hybrid generators on site, incorporating battery storage
  • Exploring the use of solar panels on our permanent offices where practical
  • Increasing solar power on our sites, particularly on site accommodation
  • Trial new energy saving equipment in our site accommodation, including Gaia energy management, measurable energy smart sockets and infrared heating
  • Working with supply chain partners to develop/trial lower carbon site accommodation options



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 standard1 and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting2.

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) Standard3.

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).


Signed on behalf of the Supplier:

Date: 1 March 2024






Appendix A – Scope 3 emissions commentary

Full assessment of all 15 categories of Scope 3 emissions is periodically undertaken as part of our entire organisational level submissions to the CDP and Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

Work is continuing to improve the accuracy of data for all Scope 3 categories and longer-term net zero targets have been set at Morgan Sindall Group level and approved by the SBTi, covering non-operational scope 3 emissions.

A breakdown of the 5 sub-set scope 3 emission categories required by PPN 06/21 is provided below for Morgan Sindall Construction for 2022 and is based on our 2023 CDP submission (July 2023). As per CDP guidelines this data will be updated every 3 years.

GHG Reporting Scope 3 Category


Category 4


Category 5


Category 6


Category 7


Category 9




* With regards to category 9 it has been deemed to be not relevant to our operations. Onward delivery and courier services is not part of our scope of services.