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With COP 26 happening right on our doorstep, at Logos we are reflecting on our impact on the environment and what we can do to change.

From countries, large organisations and individuals, we can all play our part in tackling climate change, and one way to do this is by going net zero.

What does Net Zero mean?

What does Net Zero mean?

The National Grid’s definition of net zero is “the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere”. This means making sure what we consume is balanced by what we give back.

We are committed to minimising our environmental impact and on the journey to becoming a net zero business.

What are our impacts?

What are our impacts?

Being aware of our contribution is the first step in the journey to being Net Zero. Understanding the positive and negative environmental impacts we make to then improve our working practices to minimise the negative impacts.

Calculating our carbon emissions will allow us to quantify our impact and take accountability for it. Using the carbon conversion factor we can determine how much carbon emissions we produce. From energy and water used on site, the transportation method and distance and waste generation and how it is disposed of.

By calculating our carbon emissions across all areas of the business, Logos will be able to identify the high priority areas and take action to become net zero. Working through a management plan to improve our energy efficiency, carbon generation and transportation efficiency, will play a big role in reducing our impact.

How can we measure our progress?

How can we measure our progress?

Having a clearly outlined strategy with aims and objectives based on our impact will allow Logos to identify when targets are being met. A strategy to achieve Net Zero will be updated continually as we make progress towards our goal.

Targets can be set in the form of key performance indicators (KPIs). To ensure that the targets are measurable and achievable, a KPI can be put in place to quantify the goal that has been set. With a numerical target in place we can see where progress is being made and measure the difference it is having on our environment.

For example, if we want to reduce the amount of water we use in the workplace, to make this quantifiable and achievable, we set a target that we can try to meet. Instead of “reducing the amount of water used” the target can be “reduce water usage by 15%” or “10L per each employee”. This target then becomes reachable as there is a quantified number being set and it involves everyone in the business to take part.

How can we all get involved?

How can we all get involved?

At Logos we have a dedicated team for leading the journey to net zero with support from Scottish Enterprise. We have plans to do staff awareness training, keeping every employee aware of our progress as the targets are met, and showing how each of them is making a huge difference.

Being aware of the problems is the first step, so talk to other people and businesses and do some research on what can be done. Working together and being open about what we could all do for environmental change is what will drive real change.

 

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