Our operational climate pledges
We’re aiming to achieve net zero** in our direct operational emissions by 2030
We’ll reduce our internal paper use by 90% and external paper use by 50% by 2025
We’ve moved over 2,000 colleagues to a new energy-efficient workplace in Alderley Park, Cheshire
We continue to send zero waste to landfill and will reduce our total waste by 50% by 2025
We’ll source 100% renewable electricity to use across our business by 2025
We're working in partnership with Mitie to reduce our waste and energy use even further
We’ll halve our company car emissions by 2025, through travelling less and switching to all-electric vehicles
In 2020 we achieved carbon neutrality in our operational energy use through carbon offsetting. We have an action plan to reduce our need to offset year on year
We’ll halve our rail and air business travel carbon emissions from this year onwards.
* Using 2019 as our baseline year.
** Net zero is the balance between the carbon emitted into the atmosphere and the carbon removed from it.
We’ve partnered with ClimateCare to support solar energy systems for communities in India to offset the emissions generated by our offices and operations last year.
With a growing middle class in India, energy-demand outstrips supply. In rural areas, households use kerosene or other fossil fuels, and the grid supply can be unreliable. Blackouts are not unusual.
Orb Energy manufactures, sells, installs, and services a range of high-quality solar energy systems for residential and commercial customers in rural India. This project has brought over 160,000 reliable solar power and solar water heating systems to customers throughout the country. It also reduces around 55,000 tonnes of CO2 a year by replacing the use of kerosene or dirty grid electricity.
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