…It follows as we recently supported a tree-planting initiative by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), offsetting any remaining direct and indirect carbon produced in 2021.
In 2021 we made the commitment to become a carbon neutral business as we work towards the goal of becoming net zero by 2030. We initially approached Commercial Energy Consultancy Advantage Utilities to help assess our carbon impact and understand what we needed to do to reduce and offset our effect on the environment across our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. (Direct and indirect emissions).
Carbon neutrality has a minimum requirement of covering Scope 1 & 2 emissions with Scope 3 encouraged. Net Zero must cover Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions.
We have already acted by moving to an entirely remote working business, with no office space contributing to any on-site emissions. Employees are still required to travel for business meetings across the UK, which has been an unavoidable contributor to our direct emissions and has required carbon offsetting to enable us to become carbon neutral.
Our team mileage in 2021 equated to 17 tonnes of carbon, so we have chosen to support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on their energy efficiency project in Mexico, to purchase 17 tonnes of carbon credits to become carbon neutral for the year 2021.
As we continue our carbon neutrality journey, we will introduce several initiatives, one of which includes a company electric car scheme. We will then continue to offset our direct and indirect emissions to help reach our 2030 goal.
David Morgan, Managing Director says “It is very important for us to have a positive impact on our company’s environmental footprint, and we look forward to reaching our goal of becoming net zero by 2030”