Climate scientists have showed that humans are responsible for virtually all global heating over the last 200 years.
Human activities are causing greenhouse gases that are warming the world faster than at any time in at least the last two thousand years.
The average temperature of the Earth’s surface is now about 1.1°C warmer than it was in the late 1800s (before the industrial revolution) and warmer than at any time in the last 100,000 years. The last decade (2011-2020) was the warmest on record, and each of the last four decades has been warmer than any previous decade since 1850.
Just read that one again.
The consequences of climate change now include intense droughts, water scarcity, severe fires, rising sea levels, flooding, melting polar ice, catastrophic storms and declining biodiversity.
We are in a climate emergency.
Every person and every business contributes to our predicament. Including us.
We are acutely aware of this and in 2019 we committed to our journey to Net Zero.
What does this mean? In simple terms we actively measure every part of our business that contributes to our Co2 footprint. From our scope 1 and 2 emissions such as warehouse electricity and office heating to all of our scope 3 emissions which includes our supply chain and our partner businesses.
From 2019 (our benchmark year) to 2022, we have managed to reduce our Co2 emissions by 85%, most of which was in our scope 3 (removing single use plastic for example) but there is so much more work to be done as a growing business.
We will only achieve our Net Zero goals if we work with like minded businesses - from our clients and events - to the suppliers we use on a day to day basis.
1. Eradicate our scope 1 and 2 emissions - DONE
2. Continue to reduce our Co2 footprint over the next few years as low as possible
3. Work with like-minded suppliers & clients with similar goals
4. Constantly push ourselves to do more every day, every week, every year
5. Work with a carbon removals partner to remove our residual carbon footprint
6. Become a Net Zero company
7. Continue to trade as a Net Zero company