We have just published our Baseline Report, 2022 Report and Target Setting for our Pledge to Net Zero.
To achieve our targets, we are currently putting a plan together to approach this systematically and efficiently. Some top line initiatives for the short-term reduction of emissions may include better heating management of the office, better management of the electricity usage in the office (for example, changing to LED lights, installing motion-sensor light-switches for areas of lesser use, turning off devices not in use, etc.). Our biggest contributor to the office carbon footprint is employee commuting, this might include encouraging employees to take less carbon-heavy journeys and increase walking, cycling, using public transport, etc. As the working style has changed during and after the pandemic, a hybrid working model with some aspect of working from home will also affect the calculations for this category of emissions. We will also investigate options of offsetting our carbon in various ways, but including the employees in this process, increasing wellbeing and environmental behaviour (planting trees, restoring boglands, etc.).