Vp plc's Roadmap to Net Zero by 2050

Our roadmap outlines the steps on our journey towards net zero by 2050. It includes initiatives tackling our material and energy consumption, waste production, our policies and process and finally our relationship with the natural world.


Carbon Footprint

Reviewed and modified data capture procedures
Conducted a Scope 3 Inventory


Conservation Projects

Piloted nature enhancement schemes

Created a conservation fund to support excellence in UK conservation and restoration

Waste & Water

Established data monitoring and evaluation with waste broker

Engaged with suppliers to reduce waste at source
Implemented actions from water audit

Environmental Policy

Updated Environmental Policy to reflect increased ambition and renewed focus

Sustainability Report

Collated Group-wide environmental initiatives and distributed to stakeholders

Renewable Energy

Switched to 100% REGO backed renewable electricity


Science Based Targets

Developed and commitment to The Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign to set ambitious science based targets across the entire value chain


Behavioural Change Programme

This included green driver training, reducing travel where possible, adopting environmental and waste champions and giving environmental toolbox talks


Created fora for advancing sustainability policy and momentum across the business in the areas of transport, sustainable procurement and marketing

Fleet Management

Installed electric charging infrastructure at depots

Introduced PHEVs & EVs into the fleet

Upgraded telematics services to increase effectiveness

Expanded the use of HVO fuel


ISO 50001

Achieved accreditation for all UK sites and divisions

Vp will reduce its energy consumption intensity 20% by 2025 from a 2021 baseline



Consolidated waste contracts to enhance management and maximise recycling rates

By 2025, Vp shall reduce waste production intensity 30%, recycle >85% waste and divert >95% waste from landfill using a 2021 baseline

Conservation Projects

Funded third year of nature conservation projects

Continue nature enhancement across Vp

Sustainable Procurement

Using the Plant Charter, Vp has baselined our procurement to GHG emission, air quality, innovation and training standards earning Gold certification

Natural Gas

Evaluate heat pump feasibility and install automatic meter readers in all UK sites


Consolidate contracts, set a baseline and targets

Expand the use of grey water recycling and rainwater harvesting facilities


Published Vp’s Sustainable Procurement and Climate Change Policies whilst embedding both into our risk register

Update Environmental Policy to reflect Vp’s ambition to nature net positive

Science Based Targets

Validate and announce our science based targets to stakeholders

Renewable Energy

Expand procurement of renewable electricity to 100% Vp-wide by 2030

Explore PPAs and install automatic meter readers


Conduct a single use plastic audit and implement actions with the aim of eliminating single use plastics in all operations by 2025

Supplier Engagement

Strengthen relationships for collaborative decarbonisation via newly embedded supplier management software

The majority of Vp suppliers by spend will have set science-based emissions reduction targets by 2025

Carbon Reporting

Integrate carbon targets into annual divisional budgets

Evaluate performance monthly


Fleet Management

Explore the market for ICE alternatives

Continue to introduce PHEVs, EVs and chargers across Vp



All employees will be carbon literate and trained in sustainability by 2025

Hydrogen Engines

Support trials and encourage the adoption of hydrogen combustion engines.


Transition to Net Zero by 2050



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