Commitment demonstrates the need to join global climate action and go beyond existing activities that improve recycling
Ecosurety is publicly committing today to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon impacts related to its wider business operations, to achieve net zero before 2030. The carbon reduction commitment is 20 years ahead of the 2050 targets set in the Paris Agreement, and sees Ecosurety join an accelerated climate action effort championed by the global B Corp community.
Ecosurety became a certified B Corp in April 2020 with a legal commitment to conduct business with consideration for the environment and all stakeholders, not just shareholders, and a belief that all business ought to be conducted as if people and place matter.
Everyone must play their part
For many years Ecosurety has been committed to improving UK recycling through numerous campaigns and projects that go far beyond the core business of producer responsibility compliance, including the £1m Ecosurety Exploration Fund that launched in 2019.
However, recognition that this activity is not enough within the context of the climate crisis has led to a commitment that any future actions as a business must not be limited to improving recycling alone - everyone must play their part toward achieving net zero.
To achieve net zero means that the activities within the whole value chain of the business result in no net impact on the climate from greenhouse gas emissions, through reducing value chain emissions and balancing the impacts of remaining emissions through appropriate carbon removal.
The most pressing challenge facing the planet
Will Ghali, CEO of Ecosurety, commented “Our commitment to be net zero before 2030 is a natural next step for Ecosurety, to take full responsibility for the impact of our wider business on the environment so that we can effectively contribute to the 1.5 °C target.”
“We already work with our members, including some of the biggest producers in the UK, to reduce the environmental impact of their products at end of life. Now is the time to publicly commit to reducing our own environmental footprint and proactively contribute towards the most pressing challenge facing the planet today.”
“Our team have already started work on a plan to net zero. We will transparently share our progress and actively encourage our supply chain to join us.”
Find out more about the existing work Ecosurety already undertakes to reduce the impact of packaging, batteries and WEEE.
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Ben joined the team at the beginning of 2015 and helps drive marketing communications and projects for Ecosurety, including project managing the launch of the Ecosurety Exploration Fund and website content development.