Environmental Report

Carbon reduction plan


Supplier Name: MBA Group Ltd (“MBA”)

Publication date: 22 May, 2024

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

MBA are committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

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: 2020
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
MBA has captured Scope 1 and Scope 2 Emissions since 2020 and Baseline Emissions calculations are provided in relation to these scopes only.

MBA has not historically captured Scope 3 Emissions, although we have worked closely with our suppliers to understand and mitigate their environmental impact. We have committed to introducing Scope 3 measurement from 2025 onwards and are currently working with our environmental audit partners, Envantage Limited, to achieve this.

Baseline year emissions:
Scope 1 294.60
Scope 2 1319.20
Scope 3 (Included Sources) Due to be measured by 2025
Total Emissions 1613.80

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2023
Scope 1 425.60
Scope 2 1068.00
Scope 3 (Included Sources) Due to be measured by 2025
Total Emissions 1493.60

Emissions reduction targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the carbon reduction targets shown in the table below.

We project that carbon emissions will decrease over the next five years to 1183 tCO2e by 2028. This is a reduction of 26%.

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

Carbon reduction projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed or implemented since the 2020 baseline. The carbon emission reduction achieved by these schemes equate to 120 tCO2e, a 7% reduction against the 2020 baseline and the measures will be in effect when performing the contract.

  • Introduction of LED energy-efficient lighting at our sites.
  • Replacing our small fleet of vehicles with electric vehicles.
  • Fitting of a 1750-panel 698kW solar energy system at our site in North London during 2023 (able to produce 20% – 25% of the site’s energy requirements).
  • Introduction of stricter maintenance regimes for the equipment in our factories, reducing downtime, increasing productivity, and therefore reducing unnecessary overtime and power consumption.
  • Integration of recycled or reused materials in our production routines, including switching to use recycled carboard boxes and cleaning and reusing cleaning cloths.

In the future we hope to implement further measures such as:

  • Installing solar panels at our Warrington site during 2024.
  • Introducing tools that allow us to measure and report on the carbon footprint of individual produced items, so we can target high tariff areas and campaigns for improvement.
  • Assisting clients in digital transformation, removing the need for physical production of print items.
  • Working closely with all our suppliers to identify ways in which we can help them reduce their carbon footprint.

Our commitments

MBA is committed to responsible energy management and practice energy efficiency throughout all our premises, plant, equipment, and vehicles. We measure, control, and further our commitments by:

  • Being ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certified.
  • Investing in modern energy efficient machinery by making environmental impact of machinery a key consideration in our procurement process.
  • Ensuring all employees receive regular training in the importance of good environmental management to their role and to help them understand how what they do impacts on the environment.
  • Participating in the British Print Industry Foundation’s Climate Change Levy Reduction scheme. As part of the scheme, we have annual targets for energy reduction to meet and to date we have been fully compliant with those targets.
  • Subscribing to Ecovadis. EcoVadis ratings are evidence-based and adapted to more than 200 industry categories, 160 countries and companies of all sizes. They cover four sustainability themes: Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. MBA Group Ltd has obtained a score of 65/100 and, for this achievement, has been awarded a Silver EcoVadis Medal. This result places MBA Group Ltd among the top 5 percent of companies assessed by EcoVadis. The percentile rank shows how our score compares to other companies’ scores. MBA is at the 87th percentile, this means our score is higher than or equal to the score of 87 percent of all companies rated by EcoVadis.

In addition to our internal efforts, we are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals through our services. We provide customised solutions that enable our clients to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with customer communications. Some examples of this include:

  • We offer digital communication options that minimise the need for printed materials, reducing the carbon footprint of our clients’ customer interactions.
  • We can provide pack level carbon impact reporting through a partnership with CarbonQuota, using these insights to inform eco-design practices that deliver more carbon efficient communications.
  • We provide expert guidance on eco-friendly material choices and production techniques, helping our clients explore alternative materials with reduced carbon intensity.

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 standard[1] and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting[2].

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) Standard[3].

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:

Sami Aintaoui

Chief Executive Officer

Date: 8th April 2024

[1]           https://ghgprotocol.org/corporate-standard

[2]           https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-conversion-factors-for-company-reporting

[3]           https://ghgprotocol.org/standards/scope-3-standard


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