Reporting Boundary: Manchester and Leeds
Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Water, Business Travel, Waste, Paper, Homeworking (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 Jn 2022 – 31 Dec 2022
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 9 SDG.
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 continue 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 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.
To recertify next year Buttress Architects must reduce emissions by 2.5%.
A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.