12th December 2016

Robert Walters Group fully carbon balanced

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We’re pleased to announce that Robert Walters Group operations worldwide are fully carbon balanced. As part of an ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices and the organisation’s wider CSR Policy, Robert Walters is carbon offsetting through the World Land Trust’s Carbon Balanced programme and the UK’s Woodland Trust. 

The World Land Trust has used the funds contributed by Robert Walters to protect and restore threatened forest in key areas of conservation importance, preventing CO2 emissions and enhancing the carbon they store. A key project that Robert Walters contributes to is the Forest Protection Project at Khe Nuoc Trong in Vietnam, one of the best remaining examples of Annamite Lowland Forest in the world. Through this Robert Walters offsets 2,132 tonnes of the businesses’ CO2 emissions, associated with its worldwide operations.

A remaining 2,000 tonnes of CO2 for 2015 was offset (absorbed and stored) through the UK’s Woodland Trust, where contributions went to providing a reforestation of 13 acres of new native mixed deciduous trees, on land near St Albans.

Our commitment to reducing carbon

The Board of Robert Walters recognises that we do not operate in a business sector that can have a significant impact on the environment, but is committed to minimising those impacts that are within its control. One of the objectives for the organisation is to reduce its carbon footprint and offset that which it cannot avoid. We aim to continue carbon offsetting for our 2016 reporting year. 

The Woodland Trust

WLT’s Carbon Balanced Programme allows individuals, companies and organisations to ‘offset’ their unavoidable emissions through the protection and restoration of important wildlife habitat in the tropics. All Carbon Balanced projects are scrupulously designed according to recognised international standards governing both their climate and conservation benefits. Woodland Trust patron, Sir David Attenborough, spoke about the importance of the Carbon Balanced programme:

“WLT’s Carbon Balanced programme give us a way of helping put back what we are taking away. I would urge everyone to think deeply about what is important in life and to consider the consequences of daily activities. The money that is given to the World Land Trust, in my estimation, has more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of.”

For further information, please contact:

Stephen Edwards
Chief Marketing Officer
T: +44 (0) 20 7379 3333