25th March 2021
Shearwater Group plc New Zero Carbon Initiative
Shearwater Group (SWG) recognises its corporate and social responsibilities towards customers and clients, employees, shareholders, suppliers, regulators, and other stakeholders. We recognise that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to these stakeholders are integral to our business. Of course, sustainability has many facets. For us, the most important one to tackle right now is the environment.
SWG is minimising the environmental impact of its activities. We are committed to preventing pollution, minimising waste from our offices and workplaces, and adopting good environmental management practices. We are improving our resource efficiency by conducting activities and operations in line with current environmental legislation and best environmental practices. SWG’s robust environmental management system is integrated into all business processes.
We are proud to announce our new partnership with ‘DODO’. Each month SWG will offset 100% of its carbon footprint so that the company is capturing every bit of CO2 it is releasing into the planet. Our carbon footprint is largely made up of business travel, office operations, general services and employee commuting. Since this has changed so much due to Covid-19, we have also included the emissions of all our employees who are working from home.
SWG is committed to capturing these emissions, and through ‘DODO’, we will invest in carbon capturing projects across the world. We have chosen these projects not just for their impact on climate change but also because each project has multiple benefits for the wider community as well as supporting the wider ‘UN’s Sustainable Development Goals‘. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
We are proud to be part of DODO’s vision to reduce 400 million tonnes, or 1% of the world’s CO2 emissions, by 2025. You can check out our Sustainability Profile here where we will be tracking our journey to becoming a more sustainable company.