Reporting Boundary: All UK operations (Stirling, Eastleigh, Chesterfield &
Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D losses,
water, fleet travel, business travel, waste and paper procurement
Reporting Period: 01 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2020
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The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’ in the UK, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. It has calculated the carbon footprint of its UK operations for the year ending March 2020 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s total carbon footprint for the year ending March 2020 was 42.2 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 1.9 tCO2e per employee.
If the Bumblebee Conservation Trust achieves its carbon reduction target, it will save carbon the equivalent of burning 1000kg of coal.
“I welcome the Bumblebee Conservation Trust with open arms. The trust already does such important work for our planet, and one could be forgiven for thinking this was enough. But the Bumblebee Conservation Trust wanted to go further – and for that I applaud them. Committing to reducing its carbon footprint gives the trust an opportunity to spread the right message to its network of eco-conscious stakeholders: we can all do our part in creating a sustainable future.”
“Committing to reduce our carbon footprint is an essential step to tackle climate change and the challenges it poses to our planet and its inhabitants, including bumblebees. We are grateful to Planet Mark for helping us through the carbon auditing process so that we can operate in the most sustainable way possible. We are still at the beginning of our journey and we look forward to improving and leading the way for others. We strongly encourage individuals and other organisations to explore ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprints to help meet the challenge of climate change.”
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust believes in being a supportive organisation. As well as committing to continuously reducing its carbon footprint, the trust will continue to deliver efficient and effective management of resources to support bumblebee conservation. The charity has also committed to protecting an acre of endangered rainforest in South America through a collaboration with conservation charity Cool Earth.
Organisations working in conservation and climate change must be able to demonstrate strong sustainable credentials to reinforce their brand. A carbon reduction strategy is no longer a nice-to-have. In addition to helping reinforce the message and mission of organisations in the industry, working to reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint also evidences a willingness and ability to walk the walk on sustainable change.