How we’re helping to build a sustainable future
What change can you make to help preserve our planet for future generations? In recognition of this year’s World Environment Day, taking place on 5th June, we’ve looked at some of the things we’ve achieved to help build a more sustainable future.
- We’ve been fully carbon balanced worldwide since 2015
- Last year we reduced our carbon emissions by 27%
- We’ve met our carbon reduction target six years ahead of schedule
- Our London office has reduced gas usage by 85% since 2015
- We’ve held FTSE4Good* status since 2008
In 2017, the Robert Walters Group offset 2,233 tonnes of the company’s CO2 emissions associated with our worldwide operations, through our partnership with The World Land Trust. 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.
We also partner with the UK’s Woodland Trust, which enabled us to offset an additional 2,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2017, where contributions have gone towards providing reforestation of 13 acres of new native mixed deciduous trees, on land near St Albans.
Although our impact on the environment is minimal as an office-based organisation, our ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices and our wider CSR Policy means we will continue to work towards a sustainable future, by seeking ways to further reduce our carbon footprint through consulting with the Carbon Trust and implementing new initiatives to reduce waste.