Reporting Boundary: 2 Sites (Nantwich & Milton Keynes)
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, onsite renewables, water, homeworking energy,
fleet, business travel, waster, paper
Reporting Period: 1 Aug 2019 –31 Jul 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 6 SDG’s.
Return on Investment Ltd (ROI), a company working with automotive clients to increase operational efficiency, sales and customer satisfaction, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is ROI’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. It has calculated the carbon footprint of its Nantwich and Milton Keynes sites for the year ending July 2020 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Return on Investment Ltd’s total carbon footprint for the year ending July 2020 was 102.6 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 0.5 tCO2e per employee.
If ROI achieves its targets, it will cut the same amount of emissions as burning two and a half tonnes of coal.
ROI also calculated its Social Value. Return on Investment Ltd’s Social Value contribution for the year ending 2020 was £104,991. It reported on 11 Social Value measures with the top three contributors being contributions to staff wellbeing, avoiding commuting due to working from home and providing apprenticeships.
“Return on Investment Ltd has made a fantastic choice for both its business and the planet. There is a spotlight on the automotive sector in regards to our changing climate, and ROI’s commitment to continued reduction in its emissions is a smart choice. The team is dedicated to creating a better world, for its staff, customers, and society at large, and its dedication to a better environment is an important piece of making dedication an actionable reality. I look forward to working with ROI to help green its business in the future.”
ROI is committed to good environmental practices and sustainability throughout the company. As well as committing to cutting its own carbon, the company will make efforts to communicate and assists its range of stakeholders in reducing carbon footprints. The company has also committed to protecting an acre of rainforest with Planet Mark partner Cool Earth.
While much is made of the automotive industry’s role in cutting carbon emissions, the industry needs to approach climate change with a wide-reaching scope of action. Beyond the transition to electric vehicles, this means analysing and committing to reduce emissions from all of the industry’s business processes, from procurement, resource management, to the energy used in buildings and offices. Only a wholesale approach to sustainability will lead to the industry’s environmental targets.