Reporting Boundary: Sylvan House, Off Nailsworth Hill, Nailsworth GL6 0AW
Emission Sources: Business travel, Homeworking
(included in footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 May 2020 to 30 April 2021
We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.
We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 5 SDG’s.
Ash Communications is an award-winning PR, marketing and communications company, that creates campaigns by using ideas that engage with the relevant target audience at the right time using the right communications channels including traditional, digital and social media.
This is Ash Communications’ second year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Since certifying to Planet Mark, the company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Ash Communications’ total carbon footprint in the year ending April 2021 was 2.6 tCO2e. Ash Communications’ total carbon per employee in the year ending in April 2021 was 0.8 tCO2e.
Over the next year, the company will be working towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, Ash Communications will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.
“I’m pleased to extend a warm welcome to Ash Communications to the Planet Mark community. It takes courage to make a commitment to continuous sustainable improvement like Ash Communications’ team has. This is the first stage of a long partnership, and I look forward to seeing Ash Communications’ progress in years to come.”
Sustainability and social improvement are important commitments to Team Ash. Its commitment to Planet Mark certification aligns with the desire of the whole team to reduce the environmental impact of its business while giving back to the communities in which it operates to help improve society and enhance the lives of others across the world. The team is proud of the charities it supports and the programmes it becomes involved in to tackle property poverty, deprivation and injustice.
Communications agencies have a great deal to gain from sustainable practice. Corporate sustainability is enhanced by strong communications strategies, and as companies increasingly embrace environmental best practice, they will turn to communications professionals to showcase their work. Communications agencies that demonstrate their own climate action will not only be doing their own part to combat climate change, but they will also be in a stronger position to assist clients in telling sustainable stories.
Through Planet Mark, the company are protecting an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru.
The company are also helping the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.