We think the next decade will shape future generations and so we are taking immediate action in our operations to help tackle climate change.
We’re aiming to achieve net zero in our operational emissions by 2030.
We’ll reduce our internal paper use by 90% and external paper use by 50% by 2025.
We’ve moved over 2,000 colleagues to a new energy-efficient workplace in Alderley Park, Cheshire.
We continue to send zero waste to landfill and will reduce our total waste by 50% by 2025.
We’ll source 100% renewable electricity to use across our business by 2025.
We will ask government to promote fiscal policies that reward the behaviour of those who act responsibly and who do the right thing.
We’ll halve our company car emissions by 2025, through travelling less and switching to all-electric vehicles.
In 2020 we achieved carbon neutrality in our operational energy use through carbon offsetting. We have an action plan to reduce our need to offset year on year.
We’ll halve our rail and air business travel carbon emissions from this year onwards.
*Using 2019 as our baseline year
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: