Our operational climate change pledges
We think the next decade will shape future generations and so we are taking immediate action in our operations to help tackle climate change.
Our climate pledges to reduce our carbon emissions:
Reduce internal paper use by 90% and external paper use by 50% by 2025
Continue to send zero waste to landfill and reduce total waste by 50% by 2025
Work with Mitie to further reduce waste and energy
We’re now sourcing 97% renewable electricity across our offices, well ahead of target
Half company car emissions by 2025 by travelling less and switching to all-electric vehicles.
Achieve net zero direct operational emissions by 2030 (Scopes 1 and 2).
How we're achieving Operational Carbon Neutrality by helping power homes and business in India
We’ve partnered with ClimateCare to support solar energy systems for communities in India to offset the emissions generated by our offices and operations last year.
With a growing middle class in India, energy-demand outstrips supply. In rural areas, households use kerosene or other fossil fuels, and the grid supply can be unreliable. Blackouts are not unusual.
Orb Energy manufactures, sells, installs, and services a range of high-quality solar energy systems for residential and commercial customers in rural India. This project has brought over 160,000 reliable solar power and solar water heating systems to customers throughout the country. It also reduces around 55,000 tonnes of CO2 a year by replacing the use of kerosene or dirty grid electricity.
Household electricity bills are reduced by more than 50% when solar energy is used for water heating. These savings directly improve the quality of life for families in India and consistent lighting at home means greater opportunities for children to study. Businesses are also able to operate for longer and more consistently which supports the local economy.
We are aligning with the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: