Carbon Reduction Plan

Supplier name: Database for Business Limited (DBFB)

Publication date: December 2022


Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Database for Business Limited (DBFB) is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030.

Database for Business (dbfb) will be carbon neutral from direct emission as of 30th June 2023, by offsetting scope 2 CO²e by planting 60 trees.


Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 30/09/2022



Scope 1


Scope 2


Scope 3

(Included Sources)


Total Emissions



Emissions reduction targets

In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets.

As part of our new ISO objectives to obtain our current carbon footprint and then work on projects to reduce it to be net zero by 2030 and we have an environmental policy as part of ISO 14001. 


Carbon Reduction Projects

Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives

The following environmental management measures and projects have been completed.

We are committed to reducing the impact of our business on the planet and have initiated a number of green initiatives within the business:

  • All paper and cardboard produced at our office is sent to be recycled, we are working on including plastic as part of our ISO14001 improvement objectives.
  • All monitors & computers are set to sleep by each employee to reduce energy consumption
  • We are looking into offsetting our carbon footprint through participation in a tree planting scheme as part of our ISO14001 improvement objectives
  • Looking to add household e-waste recycling service, to residents local to our offices, using our existing process for our WEE recycling


In the future we propose to use more renewable sources of energy, such as solar panels or by buying energy from companies who use renewable sources of energy. We have also looked into investing in a timer system to programme controls on heating, lighting, appliances, and more. For our offices, we will look into the viability of a smart building management system that automates control depending on occupancy – for example, switching off lights when the last person leaves a room. Although some of these initiatives require investment at first, we believe that there is a considerable return on investment available in term of both reduced spending on energy, and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.           


We identified that there was still a significant amount of paper within the business, and the production of paper causes substantial amounts of CO2 be released into the atmosphere. We have committed to becoming a paperless office as much as possible and where this is not possible, staff are strongly encouraged to recycle paper and cardboard. We encourage employees to edit and proof all their documents on their computer and print on recycled paper. Unless it is a formal document, staff should always print on both sides of a sheet of paper before recycling it. Memos, company announcements, and all internal communications can and should be sent through email or posted on an online message board.


As well as reducing our carbon footprint, our recycling initiative has also led to a reduction in the amount of material that Database for Business Limited (DBFB) sends to local landfill as the contract with our waste carrier is zero to landfill. For recycling of electrical appliances, we will partner with local businesses to ensure that all our appliances are disposed of or recycled in accordance with WEEE regulations.


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].




Signed on behalf of the Supplier:



Name: Jess Ansell

Title: Workplace & Sustainability Director

Date: 30/11/2022







To find out more, please contact Jess Ansell 

(People Strategy, Business Sustainability & Compliance Director)

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