This is City & Essex’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting. It is calculating the emissions from its business operations at its head office. City & Essex’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 45.0 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 3.2 tCO2e per employee
First year certification to The Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.
The company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions associated with electricity, water, waste, fleet, rail, T&D losses, and paper. Fleet accounts for 70% of total carbon emissions, electricity 18%, while scope 3 accounts for 11% of total emissions.
Russell Blunt, Project Manager at City & Essex commented: “Joining the Planet Mark movement has reaffirmed City & Essex’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and driving sustainable initiatives within the business, supply chain and at our Clients sites. The Planet Mark team have provided us with the tools to improve our data capturing. As a result, we have been able to recognise areas to focus our energies to minimise our impact drastically. We believe that the incorporation of the Planet Mark into our business will create momentum for conscious change and influence many areas and people in a positive way.”
City & Essex has already taken steps towards becoming a sustainable business. Looking after the environment, and understand its impact on it, is one of their key priorities. They are committed to tackling sustainability in the workplace and enjoy working with likeminded individuals. Their eco-friendly approach begins with its fleet of hybrid vehicles. It continues with environmentally sensitive chemicals that lower waste and emissions.
CERTIFIED YEAR 1
This is to certify that City & Essex has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.
Valid to 31 March 2021
Sir Tim Smit KBE
3.2 tCO2e carbon footprint per employee
45.0 tCO2e total carbon footprint
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