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Buttress Architects

Buttress is a leading design studio providing architecture, urban design, interiors and conservation design services.
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1 year

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Highlights

Measure

Location-based total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Manchester office
operations (41 Bengal Street, Manchester, M4 6AF) & Leeds co-office space (Yorkshire House, Greek Street, Leeds, LS1 5SH)

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Travel, Water, Waste, Paper and Homeworking (excluded from footprint)

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

64.1 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.1 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

56.0 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.0 tC0₂e

Total Social Value

£242,550

Engage

FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 5 SDG.

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Certification story

Buttress is a leading design studio providing architecture, urban design, interiors and conservation design services. In this Decade of Action, the company wants to ensure that they are a force for good: positively transforming society and the planet by measuring its own impact on the environment.

Understanding its carbon footprint is the first step in identifying ways to minimise its impact on the planet. Achieving 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. 

Over the next year, Buttress will be working towards minimising its carbon emissions and sharing its journey to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, it will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Through Planet Mark, it has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It has also helped Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Buttress Architects must reduce emissions by 2.5%.

Aim to reduce carbon emissions by 5% each year

A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.

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