There is a huge need to reduce global carbon emissions to prevent irreversible climate change. SchemeServe is committed to being carbon negative, playing its part in reducing the risks, as well as helping to fund re-wilding projects across the UK, and further afield.
SchemeServe has already made an intentional choice to become greener by moving to a full-time remote working environment. One recent study found that 98% of a person’s carbon emissions incurred at work were caused by their commute, so we are proud that we have been able to flourish in these uncertain times, whilst keeping our carbon footprint at a minimum. Other benefits in a remote working environment include a decrease in convenience food bought, and packaging used, as well as a decrease in energy costs accrued by the office building through heat, light as well as large printers and scanners.
Working full-time from home, we ask all employees to use energy saving lightbulbs, and recycle paper (if at all used for business).
Employees travel twice a year to our company retreats at different locations in the UK, however we encourage carpooling and public transport. We have a handful of international employees who fly in order to attend these events.
By calculating our carbon footprint we have ascertained that SchemeServe has an output of 28 tonnes CO2e per year. The majority of these emissions being energy used whilst working from home.
We are proud to have kept our emissions much lower than the average UK business, with each employee having a carbon emission of 0.8 CO2e per year!
Through Carbon Footprint Ltd, we are proud to say we have offset these emissions by funding re-wilding and tree planting initiatives in the UK. We consider ourselves not only a carbon neutral company, but with a further donation to rewilding projects in the UK, we are proud to say we are carbon negative. Please see certificate attached.