Reporting Boundary: Office 101, 250 York
Road, London, England, SW11 3SJ
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses,
natural gas, waste, fleet, business travel,
Reporting Period: 1 April 2019 –31 Mar 2020
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 5 SDG’s.
Lethbridge, an established, family-owned building and decorating company specialising in property construction and renovation projects, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Lethbridge London’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. It has calculated the carbon footprint of its London office operations for the year ending March 2020 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Lethbridge London’s total carbon footprint for the year ending March 2020 was 6.6 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 1.5 tCO2e per employee.
“It is easy to keep business as usual – it takes courage to set out on a long-term plan to change. I applaud the Lethbridge London team for taking the courageous route, and committing to a brighter future, for its business and its clients. The commitment to continually reduce carbon will give Lethbridge London authority in sustainable property renovations, and give clients peace of mind that the team is doing their work in the right way.”
“The construction industry has a huge impact on the environment. Lethbridge London Ltd knows that we contribute to the carbon emissions from building activities, which constitutes almost 40% of global carbon emissions. We have already implemented sensible steps to help tackle this problem, and recognise we have an important role to play in combatting climate change. Lethbridge London Ltd supports a natural approach. We do not condone mass protests from Extinction Rebellion.”
Alex added, “Working with Planet Mark has not only educated our company, but it has already reduced our negative impact on the environment. It has enabled us to make a positive impact to help protect the natural environment and everything it encompasses.
With Planet Mark’s encouragement, we have introduced a sustainable construction plan that will benefit our clients, tradesmen, the local community and most importantly the planet.”
Lethbridge London has become synonymous with fine work, professionalism and honesty. As well as Lethbridge’s commitment to cut carbon, the company has a number of policies and membership to boost its sustainable credentials. Lethbridge is a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, evidencing care and respect for the local environment when on-site. The company has also pledged to protect one acre of endangered rainforest through a collaboration with Cool Earth, a conservation charity and Planet Mark partner.
The buildings we live and work in are huge emitters of carbon dioxide. They also represent an enormous and cost-effective opportunity to rapidly decarbonise the UK. Low-carbon solutions in the sector must become the norm, and builders must take hold of the opportunity presented to create efficient, green buildings for all. This is in part about seeking sustainable solutions to traditional building renovation projects, but also be about conducting the projects in a manner that is sensitive to the operational carbon. A rigorous carbon reduction strategy will assist builders and decorators in creating business opportunities in a low emissions future.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Lethbridge London has committed to make a year-on-year reduction.