Reporting Boundary: Oktra HQ Operations
(332 High Holborn, London)
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, water, business travel, paper
Reporting Period: 1 June 2019 – 31 May 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 9 SDG’s.
Oktra is an award-winning office design company. As a dynamic team of designers, builders and strategists, the company is driven by one goal: to create spaces that inspire people to do amazing things. For the last 11 years, Oktra has been recognised for continually reducing our company’s carbon footprint.
Oktra first calculated the carbon footprint of its London office and business travel for the year ending 2009 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This includes emissions from electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, water, business travel and paper.
“Oktra are a stalwart of Planet Mark, so to see them making such tremendous cuts in carbon after years of efforts gives fills me with encouragement. Our offices are a huge part of our lives, our health and our wellbeing, and companies like Oktra not only help others make beautiful, sustainable offices, but every office they design has sustainability breathing through it through their outstanding commitments to tackling climate change.“
Certification to 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.
Oktra regularly engages its stakeholders in the benefits of a sustainable, future-proof office, for the climate and for the health, wellness and productivity of its occupiers. Through its involvement in WELL Building Certifications, by creating dynamic workspaces out of recycled and reused materials, the installation of efficient energy systems and implementing biophilic design principles, Oktra is walking the walk of sustainability and bringing change to its clients.
Designers need to be more conscious of sustainability in the modern world. In the decade of climate action, businesses of all sizes will seek to improve their workspace for the environment, and for the betterment of their staff. The challenge for designers is two-fold. First, to keep up to date with the ever developing world of sustainable design, and second, to embody those principles into its own office and work practices.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Oktra has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.