STREAMLINED ENERGY AND CARBON REPORTING

Introduction

As part of the wider group of Paragon Companies, we are  pleased to present our energy and carbon reporting in line with the requirements of The Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) legislation and The Companies (Directors’ Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations 2018.

Scope

Paragon Group Plc consists of multiple subsidiary companies across the globe. The scope of this report covers all Paragon Group Ltd legal entities that are registered in the UK and in scope of the SECR legislation.

Energy use and carbon emissions are reported for the following activities:

Gas consumed

(buildings)

Fuel consumed

(buildings & operated transport)

Fuel consumed

(staff business travel)

Electricity consumed

The reporting period will track the financial year of 1st July in any given year to 30th June to that of the preceding year. The current reporting period is 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021.

Paragon Group Ltd has grown massively through acquisition and will continue to do so in the future. For this reason we will adopt a rolling baseline year of the previous reporting period. This will reflect the changing scope of the business. The current baseline year is 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020.

Please see Appendix A for a list Paragon Group Ltd legal entities registered in the UK and their scope of reporting for the purposes of SECR.

Paragon Group Ltd is split into 4 operational divisions:

Changes in the reporting period affecting Carbon Emissions

Business Changes

During the reporting period, the following sites changes were made: were made:

Operational Changes

The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown period affected our operations and associated activity in the following ways during the reporting period:

Methodology

The calculation of carbon emissions has been completed using the UK Government Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Conversion Factors 2021. 

The methods of data collection and verification have been documented within our supporting evidence which can be made available on request. Wherever possible, 12 months of actual data has been used covering 01/07/2020 to 30/06/2021. Where estimates or projections have been used this has been stated.

Energy Use and Carbon Emissions

Energy Use and Carbon Emissions have been calculated for each Paragon Group division:

2019/20 Reporting Year

Paragon Group Division

Gas (buildings + forklift) kWh

Fuel (operated transport) kWh

Fuel (staff business travel) kWh

Electricity kWh

Carbon Emissions Kg CO2e

Paragon Customer Communications

10,986,606
38,359

2,734,769

983,598

 

27,873,536

 

9,808,071

Paragon ID

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

Paragon Graphic Services

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

2020/21 reporting Year

Paragon Group Division

Gas (buildings + forklift) kWh

Fuel (operated transport) kWh

Fuel (staff business travel) kWh

Electricity kWh

Carbon Emissions Kg CO2e

Paragon Customer Communications

11,106,347

1,168,368

 

245,224

 

29,037,737

 

9,808,071

Paragon ID

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

Paragon Graphic Services

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

No subsidiaries in scope

OT Group

N/A

N/A

N/A

5,092,464

 

94,719

 

Energy Intensity Ratio

Paragon Group Ltd have chosen electricity KgCO2e per square metre of floor space as our intensity ratio. This will best reflect the different scope and activity of work across our locations.

The intensity ratio has been reported at Paragon Group division level. This intensity measure is also reported monthly to all production locations as part of our ongoing ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certified management programmes.

2019/20 Reporting Year

Paragon Group Division

2019/20 Total Electricity kgs CO2e

2019/20 Total square metre

2019/20 Kg CO2e per square metre

2020/21 Total Electricity kgs CO2e

2020/21 Total square meters

2020/21 Kg CO2e per square metre

Paragon Customer Communications

6,498,436

2,734,769

22.75
6,133,290

314,337

19.51

Paragon ID

Out of scope

 

Out of scope
Out of scope
Out of scope
Out of scope
Out of scope

Paragon Graphic Services

Out of scope

 

Out of scope
Out of scope
Out of scope
Out of scope
Out of scope
OT Group

Out of scope

 

Out of scope
Out of scope

94,719

 

17,769
5.33

Objectives & Targets and Future Plans

As part of our ISO certifications, all production sites have site level Objectives and Targets linked to energy efficiency. These targets are monitored and measured monthly and reviewed annually by senior management. Paragon has launched our Sustainability Ambition 2030 which will help deliver the lasting change that our planet and our societies need. Our Ambition focusses on sustainability across the lifecycle of our product offering through an ESG framework. By helping our stakeholders to make informed decisions, we can drive responsible choices and behaviours across the value chain. Paragon’s Sustainability Ambition 2030 is based on three pillars: Planet, People and Partners. Our key areas of focus include:

Planet

- Carbon net Zero Strategy
- Lifecycle Sustainability analysis

People

- Diversity & Inclusion
- Wellbeing
- Community Engagement

Partners

- Supply chain sustainability analysis

During 2021 Paragon has engaged the help of an external consultancy, JRP Solutions, to help develop our Carbon Net Zero strategy. The full Carbon Net Zero strategy can be viewed HERE.

Appendix A

Paragon Group Division

Entity

In Scope of SECR

Included in reporting

Gas (buildings)

Fuel (operated transport)

Fuel (staff business travel)

Electricity

PCC

Paragon Customers Communications (Bristol) Ltd

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCC

Paragon Customers Communications (Redruth) Ltd

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCC

PCC

Paragon Customers Communications (Nottingham) Ltd

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCC

Paragon Customers Communications (London) Ltd

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCC

Paragon Customers Communications (Finsbury Circus)

No

Yes

No – landlord supplied

 

N/A

Yes

No – landlord supplied

 

PCC

Paragon Customer Communications International Ltd

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCC

Print Trade Suppliers Ltd

No

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PCC

Global Document Systems Ltd

No

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PCC

Critical Mail Continuity Services Ltd

 

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PiD

Bemrose Booth Paragon Ltd

 

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PiD

Thames Card Technology Ltd

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PGS

ZenOffice UK Ltd

 

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PGS

Paragon Group UK Ltd

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PGS

Image Factory Retail Graphics Ltd

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PGS

A.E. Tyler Ltd

 

No

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

OTG

OT Group Ltd

 

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Improvement Programmes

The majority of Paragon Group production sites hold ISO 14001 Environmental Management and / or ISO 50001 Energy Management certifications. These management systems provide the framework to drive both site and group level improvements to our energy and carbon reporting, efficiency and emissions.

During the reporting period, the following sites changes were made: were made:

The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown period affected our operations and associated activity in the following ways during the reporting period:

Paragon Customer Communications is the largest user of energy and carbon emissions within Paragon Group. Paragon Customer Communications publish its energy and carbon performance in their annual Sustainability Report.

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