We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Carbon Neutral Britain to measure and offset our carbon footprint and become Certified as a
Carbon Neutral Business.
In July 2022, Carbon Neutral Britain officially granted MCR Safety Europe Carbon Neutral status, and we are delighted to share this news with our partners, colleagues and all our stakeholders.
As certification awarded by an external and globally recognised organisation, it provides assurance that our carbon neutral claim is robust and credible.
Our complete operation has been assessed using the ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol Emissions Standard principles of relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency, and accuracy. Carbon Neutral Status has been awarded for a period of 12 months.
Our total carbon emissions for 2021 have been offset through internationally certified projects. Via the Verra-Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the Gold Standard – Voluntary Emission Reductions (VER) or the United Nations – Certified Emission Reductions (CER) programmes.
Projects have been selected based on their direct and indirect impact around the world. In addition to carbon offsetting they also support education, employment, clean water and have positive impact on local wildlife and ecology.
Our emissions offset is supporting the Climate Fund™ Portfolio of verified carbon offsetting projects around the world.
Find out more about Carbon Neutral Britain:
This was our journey…
Step 1 - Calculating our Carbon Footprint
We needed a starting point so a full audit was carried out in line with ISO 14064 and GHG Emissions Protocol Accounting Standard. This clearly identified what our carbon emissions were for 2021 focusing on three different energy uses:
- Direct Emissions
- Energy Indirect
- Other Indirect
We received an Environmental Emissions Report which defines our ‘Carbon Footprint’. From here we can identify, manage and set targets to reduce our emissions.
Step 2 - Offsetting
This is equalizing or balancing so the emissions we were responsible for were counterbalanced by actions that help the planet, for example, planting trees. There are many different ways to offset emissions and we have offset ours through the Climate Fund™ Portfolio of verified carbon offsetting projects around the world.
Step 3 – Certification
Now these first two steps are completed, we are fully certified as a Carbon Neutral Business but that’s not where the story ends.