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Our net zero journey blog

Our net zero journey


Update on progress and findings in our 2022 Auditel Summary Carbon Footprint Report (CFR)

This comprehensive report delves into the Scope 1, 2 & 3 Emissions for our business, providing a verified account of our carbon footprint in 2022. Now our 2022 reporting is complete, we have moved onto reporting for 2023, which takes into account the merger with ECS and additional carbon emissions and employees. While the absolute carbon figure for 2022 stands at 43.16, our focus lies in the intensity metrics - the key indicators that will guide our path ahead.

Collaborating closely with Auditel, we are formulating a robust carbon reduction plan, which is not just about reducing our overall carbon footprint but strategically addressing the carbon tonnes per employee/per square meter.


Measuring operational scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions

As with all businesses that are committing to net zero, the journey is complex. Control Energy Costs' own journey to net zero continues at pace, as Auditel works with us over the coming months to measure all our operational scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, with the goal of enabling us to create a robust, meaningful and achievable carbon reduction plan, along with setting our net zero goals and targets.


Following our merger with ECS

As with all net zero journeys, we never get to the end. Control Energy Cost's own journey to net zero continues and is evolving in light of our recent merger with ECS. The merger has brought many benefits to our clients and the Control Energy Costs 'family'. We have engaged our carbon partner, Auditel, to carry out a fresh review of our carbon footprint.


Sponsoring the Gatwick Diamond Business Environmental Impact Award

As sponsors of the 2023 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, it has been a privilege to judge all the fantastic entries and select a winner for the Environmental Culture Award. We have met some great people who really are going the extra mile to embed a culture of behavioural changes within their businesses and have truly bought into the idea of profit for planet. Deciding on a winner has been tough, but drawing on our own experiences of the challenges, we have selected Ridgeview Wine Estate as our winner.


Overall, our footprint for 2020 is far lower than average and we have been rated as B for performance within the Net Zero Hub, which is encouraging, but we still have work to do to get ourselves to net zero.


We are now working to identify and implement changes within the business to reduce our environmental impact, and will be looking at responsible carbon offset options to rebalance our emissions whilst we work on our plans.

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