It's Official, We Are Carbon Neutral!
12 March 2019
After committing to the strategic decision in 2006 to reduce our carbon emissions by five percent every year, we have worked hard to reach carbon neutral status. Now, we can proudly report that we have neutralised and offset 2,540 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere.
Reaching carbon neutral status two years earlier than planned was just one part of our commitment to reduce our environmental impact. We also embarked on a series of changes including replacing all incandescent bulbs with energy efficient LED lights with in-built motion sensors to minimise energy wastage, purchasing carbon offsets for the kilometres driven and flown by staff and moving our Members to online statements to save on printing. The move to online statements alone resulted in 12,500 less statements being printed each month, over 200 trees being saved a year and an annual reduction in paper consumption of over 3,100 reams.
Although we have reached carbon neutral status, we remain committed to continuing to focus on having a positive contribution to the environment.