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Published 2022 04

We Share Our Latest Carbon Report

As we continue our journey to embed more sustainable practices into all that we do, we’re proud to be able to share our updated Carbon Report.

In 2020, we committed to monitoring our carbon footprint, setting reduction targets and progressing on a journey to become net zero carbon as a business. In 2021, we updated our commitments to net zero carbon to align with the latest science under the UN Race to Zero through the SME Climate Hub. As such, we have incorporated our scope 3 emissions into our targets two years earlier than our previous commitment and have set a short-term reduction target to half our emissions by 2030, plus a long-term target for a 90% reduction by 2040.

Our Carbon Report for 2021 shows that we are on track to meet our carbon reduction targets, so far achieving a 21% reduction compared to our 2019 baseline year.

Our updated goals show a significant uplift in the level of our ambition and mark a commitment to long term emissions reduction rather than a reliance on offsetting. However, we stand by our original commitment and have begun to offset our residual emissions from this year, again moving faster than our initial plans. We have chosen to purchase Verified Carbon Standard carbon offsets to be Carbon Neutral in operation and also to invest in UK woodland creation and peatland restoration which has biodiversity, flood prevention and amenity benefits as well as longer term carbon benefits.

We look forward to continuing to monitor and report on our progress against our ambitious targets and working towards B’Corp Certification and ISO 14001 Accreditation in the coming year.

Read our full Carbon Report here to see our progress against our targets.

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