With COP26 underway, now seemed like an opportune time to review where we are as a company regarding our green commitment.
You may recall in an earlier blog post back in April, we nailed our green colours to the mast and became one of the first estate agents in the region to do so.
We are working with Carbon Footprint Ltd to analyse our carbon footprint, with the aim of offsetting and reducing the impact the business has on the environment.
We used their business calculator to calculate our business carbon footprint and so far we have invested in:
Tree planting in South East UK
Tree planting in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya.
Global Portfolio of verified Carbon Reduction Projects
Gold standard Community Based Verified Carbon reduction Projects
Americas Portfolio of Verified Carbon Reduction Projects
And the great news is, we purchased 5x more than our actual calculated CO2 emissions. This means that Chinneck Shaw Limited is a Carbon Neutral PLUS organisation. (the PLUS comes from offsetting more than your footprint).
Our Green Pledge
We promise to plant a tree for every house we sell. Chinneck Shaw has registered with a scheme that allows businesses to plant a tree on behalf of their customers. The customer can choose from the projects available and they will receive an email with a certificate to confirm that we have planted a tree. Together we can make a difference to climate change.
As a business we want to work in the most sustainable way we can and do a little bit more – we are making a commitment to be Net Zero by 2050 by getting involved with the government’s UK Business Climate Hub and we hope other Pompey businesses will follow suit …