Reporting Boundary: Cornwall head office operations (Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn, Falmouth, TR10 9TA)
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, waste, business travel, paper, homeworking (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 Feb 2020 – 31 Jan 2021
We engage our employees and widerrnstakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledgernto drive year on year progress in sustainability.
We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 7 SDG’s.
Cool Earth, the non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Cool Earth’s tenth 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.
Cool Earth’s total carbon footprint in the year ending January 2021 was 8.1 tCO2e, an 80% reduction from the previous year. Cool Earth’s total carbon per employee in the year ending 2021 was 0.4 tCO2e, a 79% reduction on the previous year.
“Congratulations to the Cool Earth team on a decade of climate action with Planet Mark. Our respective teams have worked together closely for a number of years, and I know first hand the dedication of the Cool Earth team to creating a sustainable world. Their carbon footprint reductions come as no surprise, and are reflective of an organisation that has the planet as its core. Well done to all involved.”
“One of the most effective actions we can take to tackle climate breakdown is to support local communities to keep their carbon-rich rainforest standing strong. Cool Earth’s mission is just that, but we know we can always do more. That’s why Cool Earth is proud to be working alongside Planet Mark and their certification team to help us continually assess the sustainability of our UK operations and their impact on the environment, ensuring that local decisions lead to a positive global difference.”
Cool Earth’s vision is a world where tropical deforestation and degradation has no role in climate change. The charity believes that supporting local people to protect it is the smartest, most positive climate action there is. The work it does helps indigenous communities local to the rainforest to halt deforestation and protect these habitats that are vital to combatting climate change.
Organisations working in sustainability must learn to practice what they preach. Working towards sustainable solutions must be combined with climate friendly policies embedded into day-to-day operations. In addition to aligning the sustainability goals across the organisation, reducing one’s own carbon footprint is a way to reaffirm an organisation’s brand and purpose.