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Firms must commit to net zero carbon to win major government contracts

By the end of September 2021, there will be a requirement for businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 and significantly, to publish ‘clear and credible’ carbon reduction plans before they can bid for major government contracts.

All those bidding for government contracts above the defined £5million threshold will need to comply with the new requirements, not just those who are successful in winning contracts.

By the end of September 2021, prospective suppliers bidding for government contracts above £5million a year will need to commit to the government’s target of net zero by 2050 and must have published a carbon reduction plan. The government says that firms that fail to do so may be excluded from bidding for the contract.

Supporting details can be found at: 

www.gov.uk/government/news/firms-must-commit-to-net-zero-to-win-major-government-contracts

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/991622/PPN_0621_Taking_account_of_Carbon_Reduction_Plans__2_.pdf

Last updated 22 September 21