How we’re helping to build a sustainable future
What will you be doing to mark Earth Hour 2018? Taking place on 24th March, Earth Hour is the largest grassroots movement for the environment, sparking discussions and inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature.
Sustainability has always been at the heart of the Robert Walters Group, here’s some of the things we’ve achieved:
- 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, Robert Walters offset 2,233 tonnes of the businesses’ 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.
In addition, reduced electric and heat consumption meant our London business achieved a 31% decrease in carbon usage last year.
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 #Connect2Earth, by seeking ways to further reduce our carbon footprint through consulting with the Carbon Trust.
*FTSE4Good index inclusion criteria covers a number of corporate responsibility themes, such as environmental management, climate change, countering bribery and supply chain labour standards.