Reporting Boundary: Newark office operations
(including Sherwood House & Loxley House)
Emission sources: Electricity, transmission & distribution, natural gas, water, waste, fleet, business travel, paper, homeworking
Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 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.
RPS Consulting Services, a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 consultants and service providers, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is RPS Consulting Services’ eighth 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.
RPC Consulting Services’ total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2020 was 116 tCO2e, a reduction of 32%. RPC Consulting Services’ total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 1.01 tCO2e, a reduction of 18%.
RPS’ cut to its carbon footprint has saved the same amount of carbon as would be emitted by 137,000 car miles.
“This is a stellar set of results that has exceeded the highs of last year. After eight years of partnership with Planet Mark, it is so inspiring to continue to see positive change from the RPS team. Their dedication to sustainability is unquestionable. While statements on sustainability are valuable, tangible action such as this needs to be celebrated even more. Well done to RPS and the team.”
As well as committing to continued environmental change, RPS offers award winning sustainability expertise, winning a 2017 BREEAM Award for its work at Kings Place, a central London office building. Its deep expertise is built on 40 years advising on sustainability and environmental issues, providing climate resilience assessments and robust development solutions to tackle the challenges faced by organisations of all types. Its sustainability strategy is also aligned with key UN Sustainable Development Goals that are most relevant to the organisation.
The professional services industry can serve as an interesting platform for combating our changing climate. First, professional services organisations must demonstrate expertise to clients that are increasingly concerned with their environmental impact. Second, services companies can use this expertise to push and influence its stakeholders into the bold action required to achieve our global climate goals.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, RPS has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.