Becoming Carbon Neutral

It’s official. In 2011 we became
the world’s first network
infrastructure provider to
achieve carbon neutral status

The current population of our planet is just over 7 billion. By 2030 it is expected to reach 9 billion. This puts a huge strain on finite natural resources, while carbon emissions must be controlled to mitigate climate change.

It’s official. In 2011 Brand-Rex became the world’s first network infrastructure provider to achieve carbon neutral status in accordance with PAS2060.

It required the following steps:

  1. Generate a company carbon footprint to set our baseline
  2. Declare our reduction commitment: reduce CO2e emissions by 20% by 2015
  3. Implement a strategy to reach our carbon reduction target

  4. Balance any remaining carbon emissions through offsetting
  5. Make a declaration of achievement

Unsurprisingly for a manufacturing company, electricity use accounted for the majority of our emissions. Heating fuel and product logistics also contributed significantly. Together these three areas made up 90% of our emissions, giving us a clear point of focus. In order to give us a relatable year-on-year figure to work against, our carbon footprint was divided by the number of cable metres produced in a year.

 

 

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