Improving the life chances of young people via education is central to Medhurst’s core business. This means we take our sustainability responsibilities very seriously – we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving net zero by 2050, in line with global initiatives to deliver carbon neutrality.
As such, we recently undertook a Carbon Footprint Appraisal of our business. We’re pleased to announce that the Appraisal’s findings and subsequent report demonstrates that if we continue to make efforts to bring down our CO2 output we can achieve a 50 per cent reduction in emissions per employee by 2028. And by 2045 this can reach a 90 per cent reduction per employee.
The Appraisal and Target Setting Report were both carried out by carbon management specialists Carbon Footprint and its team of environmental consultants. They carried out a comprehensive assessment of our business – from how many staff we have, vehicles we operate and the energy we use to our buildings, types of journeys undertaken and fuel used. From this they were able to measure the impact our activities have on the environment.
The resulting Carbon Footprint Target Setting Report not only summarises the result of this assessment but also provides recommendations that will help us in our carbon reduction journey.
David Smith, Medhurst’s Operations Director, said the results of the report demonstrate our sustainability credentials.
“Our rating was good,” he noted. “We already have solar panels on the roof, EV charging and LED lights. Where we can make efficiencies, we will. Where realistic we’ll do as much as we can.”
Having been CO2e assessed we can now use Carbon Footprint’s standard branding which highlights our commitment to carbon reduction.
The report also comes on the back of a similar NatWest assessment of our efforts in the environmental space. Pleasingly, we came out in the top 10 per cent of its customers.
Carbon Footprint Ltd completed the forecast of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Medhurst Communications Ltd (Medhurst) until 2050 based on a dataset provided by the company for the period 1st November 2021 to 31st October 2022.