Reporting Boundary: Head Office operations (1 Horseshore Park, Pangbourne, Reading,
Berkshire, RG8 7JW)
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, water, waste, commuting travel, procurement, homeworking energy (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 1 May 2020 – 30 Apr 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 9 SDG’s.
Berkshire-based EllisKnight International has become a pioneer in the industry as the first recruitment agency to have achieved Planet Mark certification. In addition to their certification, EllisKnight has joined Planet Mark as a recruitment partner, where for each placement they donate to several global impact projects.
This is EllisKnight International Recruitment’s second year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. EllisKnight International Recruitment’s total carbon footprint in the year ending April 2021 was 18.4 tCO2e, a reduction of 62.4%. EllisKnight International Recruitment’s total carbon per employee in the year ending in April 2021 was 2.3 tCO2e, a reduction of 62.4%.
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.
Since certifying, the company will be working to reduce its emissions by 5%. Over the next year, the company will be working towards measuring and reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, the company will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.
“I am delighted to see the progress EllisKnight has made over the past year. It has been a turbulent year for business, but EllisKnight has stayed true to its principles and emerged successful in its sustainability targets. The company has a well-rounded approach to environmental responsibility and it is a great pleasure that Planet Mark can be a part of that.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to now be a Planet Mark certified recruitment business. We are so lucky to have an amazing team who all understand the necessity for us all to do what we can to help the environment and as a result, we hope this makes us a better place to work too. It’s so important to us that we only partner with organisations that share these values.”
Through Planet Mark, the company 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 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.
As a company, EllisKnight pride itself on its ability to help others and place tremendous emphasis on environmental sustainability, community support, charitable fundraising and providing its talented team with an environment to flourish within. EllisKnight currently contributes towards 10 Sustainable Development Goals. EllisKnight is also offsetting its annual carbon emissions through projects associated with Ecologi.
How we respond to this decade will decide the course of human history. Climate change is already one of the most prominent topics of conversation among business leaders, and this will only grow as time goes on. We must all contribute to ensuring our planet is fit for the future, and business has a key role to play in embracing innovative solutions for a low-carbon world.
EllisKnight International place great value on helping others, with emphasis on environmental sustainability, community support, charitable fundraising and providing their talented team with an environment to flourish and thrive.
EllisKnight has always prided itself as a company that cherishes its team and local community but wanted to take this further. They amended their business Articles of Association to establish a legal obligation to be a purpose-led organisation and created a Sustainability Report based around 4 core UN Sustainability Development Goals, proudly leading to B Corp certification in 2021.
Supported by Planet Mark they started taking ownership of their carbon footprint which began their journey of action and change:
EllisKnight strives to be as creative and diverse as possible when it comes to sharing its sustainability journey within a sector that isn’t traditionally known for its positive impact on the planet and has had some wonderful opportunities to tell its story to a large audience including their staff team to share ideas and inspiration:
Transparency and engagement have allowed EllisKnight to join a wider community of like-minded businesses, intent on putting people and the planet first. A collective voice that has helped reach further and achieve more transforming the business. It has allowed external stakeholders to scrutinise their credentials as a purpose-led business as well as fostering a culture within their own team to always strive for improvement in placing people and the planet first.
EllisKnight’s mission to become Sustainability Leaders within their sector has utterly transformed their business in a short time, and with the support of their team, clients and partners they intend to build on this fantastic start to make progress year on year.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, EllisKnight has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.