Vp plc's Environmental &
Sustainability Programme

Vp plc
& Sustainability

Net Zero Carbon

We have made the commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions with the Science Based Targets initiative in line with the Business Ambition for 1.5 °C to ensure a robust transition plan.

Net Zero Target

Vp plc commits to reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain (scope 1, 2 and 3) by 2050 from a 2022 base year.

Short Term Targets

By 2025:

  • The majority of Vp’s top 250 suppliers by spend will have set science-based emissions reduction targets.
  • All employees will be carbon literate and trained in sustainability.
  • Vp will reduce its energy consumption intensity (kWh/m2) 20% from a 2021 baseline.
  • Vp shall reduce waste production intensity 30%, recycle >85% waste and divert >95% waste from landfill using a 2021 baseline.

Latest news

Groundforce and Gildersome FC

Groundforce has once again sponsored Gildersome FC, a local team to the Leeds office Ailsa House, coached by Groundforce Shorco’s (our excavation support business) Area


To evaluate our alignment with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their corresponding targets, we conducted a thorough review. These 17 aspirational goals were defined with the purpose of progressing positive environmental, social and governance change for the world by the 2030. They are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and they address many of the global challenges we face including poverty, climate change and biodiversity loss.

Vp are focused on 11 of the SDGs, listed below, and the presence of SDG icons throughout the website signifies where we are achieving progress towards these goals.

SDGs for our customers, investors and supply chain
SDGs for our people

The Vp Group recognises that development is absolutely important, but in a way that is in balance with nature.


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