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We are putting plans inplace to move towards a carbon neutral business. We believe that the best immediate contribution we can make to help our industry achieve a low carbon future is to neutralise unavoidable emissions and always seek to reduce them.
We are preparing to seek out a partner in the near future who can support us as we calculate our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions to realise the full extent of our carbon footprint. In the meantime, we have committed to becoming a climate positive workforce by offsetting the carbon footprints of our team.
In 2022 we joined the leading carbon offsetting provider Ecologi, a carbon emission offsetting platform offering businesses the opportunity to sponsor a range of certified reforestation, renewable energy installation and welfare projects all around the world. Ecologi only supports projects certified by either the Gold Standard or Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). This is evidenced by transparent, real-time data provided on their website including receipts, certifications awarded and data on the impact of all the offsetting projects combined.
So far, we have committed to becoming a climate positive workforce by offsetting over 315 tonnes of CO2 a year, with the planting of 350 trees or equivalent funding to renewable energy projects every month. As a UK manufacturer we have also opted to fund local reforestation projects in the UK to help restore mining, logging, and agricultural land to balance.
A climate positive workforce means that we have more than offset the emissions associated with the activities of our employees, such as:
We will continue to explore more ways in which we can make an immediate dent on our carbon footprint. Stay up to date here: https://ecologi.com/lightgraphixltd