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Worcestershire County Council

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… of the period. May be necessary to prepare a bespoke programme of replacement for WCC that defers some purchases of ICE vehicles if a viable BEV alternative is expected within 12-18 months. „ introduce a ULEV-first (ultra-low emission vehicle) procurement policy and fleet investment decision process, developed and implemented through the Fleet Procurement Panel; „ implement monitoring of fuel use…

…), and contracted fleet. The council is aware there will be significant emissions associated with many other contracts and WCC investments too. For example, c.5% of the Worcestershire Pension Fund is currently invested in oil companies. The council’s procurement and investment decisions have the potential to make a significant impact on WCC’s attributed emissions. What have WCC achieved so far…

…? Accounted carbon emissions from the above three contracts have reduced by 47% since 2009/10. This is due in part to: „ reduction in carbon intensity of UK grid electricity; „ replacement of contractor’s vehicles with more energy efficient models. To achieve net zero emissions, WCC will: „ establish reliable figures for carbon emissions from council procurement where possible. Where…

…, IT ‘cloud’ systems „ employee commute „ employee business travel by public transport „ WCC waste disposal from own corporate sites „ emissions from closed landfill sites „ production and transportation of procured goods „ investments, including employee pension scheme „ leased WCC properties for which the council do not pay the energy bill WCC will work to establish reliable figures…

… and Member Awareness The decisions that WCC staff and councillors make, from day to day activities to service planning, procurement and project development, have a significant impact on how far and fast the council can reduce its emissions, and can also influence countywide carbon reduction to a greater or lesser degree. What have WCC achieved so far: „ Staff training on sustainability…

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