Glendale is delighted to achieve carbon neutrality from 1st January – 31st December 2022 as part of its ongoing annual commitment. This, our second year of carbon neutrality, has been achieved through work over the last 12 months measuring our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Be Sustainable Limited has provided verification to ensure our assumptions and calculations were accurate. These GHG emissions have then been offset through the procurement of PAS 2060 approved carbon credits via the United Nations carbon offset platform.
The 2022 GHG emissions calculations and the Glendale Qualifying Explanatory Statement 2022 (QES) for PAS 2060:2014 have been verified by Be Sustainable, and a copy of both the QES and the Verification Statement is available on our website for the purposes of full transparency.
Glendale uses an intensity ratio of tCO2e per £1,000 turnover so that we are able to compare year on year performance whilst taking the growth of the business into account. 2022 has seen a 16.9% reduction in the intensity ratio from the baseline figure of 2021 which is a fantastic result. This has been achieved through a variety of actions including:
Glendale will continue to measure and offset its GHG emissions on an annual basis to remain carbon neutral, as well as setting and measuring GHG reduction targets in line with PAS 2060. This constitutes part of Glendale’s continued efforts to achieve Net Zero for the business as we adopt new technologies and push forward with energy saving initiatives.
There’s a big reason why we made the pledge to become carbon neutral and dedicated ourselves to achieving this massive goal. At Glendale, we have a number of core values running through our company and achieving carbon neutrality really encompasses many of these – we’re on a journey towards a greener future.
But what does carbon neutral mean?
If you’re not too sure what carbon neutral means or if you don’t understand the importance of it, please allow us to explain.
Being carbon-neutral means that any CO2 released into the atmosphere from Glendale’s activities is balanced by an equivalent amount being removed. Currently, this is achieved through the procurement of carbon credits to fund sustainable projects such as the building of hydro-electric power generation plants (carbon offsetting).
Carbon dioxide emissions continue to add to the ever-increasing threat of climate change, the world is now warming faster than at any point in recorded history. This is a serious problem and Glendale wants to recognise and take responsibility for any CO2 emissions that our company is putting out into the environment. We’re making a continued effort to reduce our carbon emissions, and this will in turn reduce the amount of offset we are required to procure, eventually being removed entirely when we reach our ultimate aim of net zero. The Earth and younger generations’ quality of life are seriously at risk if we don’t change our ways. Many countries have committed to becoming net zero by 2050, including the UK.
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