Reaching net zero is one of the biggest challenges we’ll face
But that’s not stopping us. Net zero requires every single one of us to do our bit; to think and to act differently and to make better, more informed choices. As an organisation, we will inform, engage and empower our staff to be champion sustainability and to support everyone we work with to play their bit in reducing their emissions.
Involving staff in our goals and mission is key to ensure everyone’s onboard. To embed sustainability company-wide, we’ve completed a full change program; we’ve delivered 800+ hours of staff training, led by our MD, and formed a sustainability team made up of passionate senior managers and volunteers from across the group. All team members are undergoing sustainability training and are given time out of their roles to seek ways to improve efficiency and processes while continually reducing our environmental impact.
Instead of waiting for mandatory environmental changes to come to us, we’re getting ahead of the curve and investing in sustainability.
We’ve partnered with an external consultancy to validate our reporting, understand our environmental impact and measure our performance annually. This has allowed us to consider every angle of our internal and external processes to become truly sustainable and reduce our environmental impact, including reducing our emissions through a target-driven plan and providing qualifying explanatory statements with full public disclosure.
As a family run company, we may not always have the ability to influence all parts of our supply chain; however, this doesn’t prevent us from reducing the impact of our sites, vehicles and how we operate. Our carbon reduction strategy ensures we can meet our future scope 1 & 2 ambitions without the need for large scale offsetting.
We’ve also implemented a robust and transparent Carbon Reduction and Reporting Strategy which is aligned to international standards (PAS 2060, GHG protocol).
Plus, we’re receiving continued support from an external company to assist with identifying reduction opportunities, interim reporting and tracking, while continuing to develop relationships with stakeholders to identify environmental improvements, particularly in areas regarding purchased goods and services (Scope 3 emissions).