Delivering a company-wide approach to Carbon reduction

Challenge

Our customer, a global FTSE100 organisation and a major supplier into UK Defence, had an ambition to bring together disparate activity and mobilise an enterprise-wide climate change and sustainability-based transformation programme to deliver all carbon reduction activity, in line with their stated ambition of being Net Zero Carbon across their operations by 2030.  

 

The organisation had also made the Race to Zero pledge. The result was the obligation to deliver on an ambition and pledge with a complex multi-sector business, that had a highly tiered supply chain, and which had informed and demanding customers. 

Approach

Bringing climate change and sustainability commitments together 

 

The Corporate Centre developed a cross-division Carbon Emissions and Greenhouse Gas reduction strategy. The implementation of this strategy was reliant upon the leadership and resourcing from multiple divisions. In isolation, each division drafted both detailed implementation plans, and wide-ranging capability development plans aimed at equipping the organisation with the skills required to sustain year-on-year Carbon Emissions and Greenhouse Gas reduction activity. All this was done alongside the divisions delivering to existing customer contractual commitments and expectations. 

 

 

Using our change and transformation experience to move from strategy to reality 

 

At this point, Project One was engaged to bring the strategy and plans together. We ensured that a structured approach was taken to inform, engage, support, facilitate and drive the actions and tasks required to deliver lasting change that meet climate change and sustainability obligations. We then built on this, working with the business to structure the enterprise-wide change and transformation programme to deliver the Carbon reduction strategy. 

 

Our customer chose to work with us as they were seeking senior level, experienced change and transformation experts. They knew we were able to cut through the complexity to establish structure, governance and organisation, which in turn would drive tangible delivery and the outcomes they needed. The combination of our consultant’s expert knowledge of climate change and sustainability and our experience of transformation enabled our team to consult, confirm and bring together disparate thinking. 

Outcome

Our team led the development of the programme transformation office approach; re-structured the programme into delivery streams; and coached and facilitated the business workstream leads into full mobilisation. They also led the design and implementation of the programme governance structure to support effective reporting and oversight of all cross-business activity. Each workstream now has a detailed short-term plan which aligned with the high-level, overall programme plan and detailed clear milestones and outcomes, which prepared them for the next phase in this programme. 

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