Barkers certified as a Carbon Neutral company

  • Christina Yardley
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Barkers are delighted to announce that they have been certified as a carbon neutral company.

Working with Positive Planet, Barkers have undergone a complete review of the company’s carbon footprint, and have been measured on three key areas of scope:

  • Direct emissions (emissions from company vehicles, buildings etc)
  • Indirect emissions (includes purchased electricity – and steam, heating and cooling)
  • Upstream and downstream emissions (includes employee commuting, business travel, goods and services purchased etc)

The resulting comprehensive report presented Barkers with a thorough understanding of the ways in which the business could reduce its impact on the environment. Working alongside Positive Planet the business has committed to an action plan which will positively impact the planet both from a practical, immediate perspective, but also from a longer-term educational perspective. As an example, Barkers has committed to planting 1,320 trees, which would offset 150% of the company’s carbon emissions.

Barkers’ Operations Director, Sarah Bean said “It was important that we understood the impact that our company has on the planet. As an ethical procurement consultancy, we are committed to not only doing the right thing by our clients and society, but also the world in which we live. Of course, as a business we know that we have an impact on the world through our daily activities such as travel and heating, but in planting over 1,000 trees we have made a commitment to not only becoming carbon neutral but exceeding that target by a further 50%.”

She continued; “The whole team are delighted to be classed as a carbon neutral company. Our next steps are to run an internal education campaign to support our team to better understand how they can contribute to reducing their carbon footprint at home too. We also aim to be a Carbon Literate Certified Supplier too – this involves carbon literacy training for the team to support our suppliers with contracting to improve their carbon footprints.”

Author: Christina Yardley
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