Skopos achieves Carbon Neutral Organisation status

Believing that we all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and thereby minimise a business’ impact on climate change, Skopos is proud to have been awarded this standard and be able to fly its sustainable, carbon neutral flag…

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Skopos has undertaken a series of investigations to measure and assess its carbon usage across the company’s entire operation. Understanding where the emissions are at their highest levels, will enable the company to rethink many future choices, such as energy sources, fuel types, travel, waste disposal and working from home policies.

Knowing its carbon footprint has allowed Skopos to effectively invest in future-proofing initiatives which can offset its emissions and give something back to the environment. Believing that it is all about balance, as a business it is setting its goals high in order to substantially reduce carbon emissions over the next two decades. It recognises that, while there are many steps which can be taken, it remains important to find the balance in managing the carbon that is emitted. The measures of its current position help to find initiatives which balance out the effect, while taking full responsibility for its operations.

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Skopos has chosen to support two different schemes to invest in nature and tackle Carbon emissions. The ArBolivia Project, Cochabamba Community Forest supports tree planting in Bolivia. It is a true partnership with the smallholders and farmers, as net revenues from the sustainably managed timber are shared equally between the project developers and the farmers, with the former providing investment capital and the latter providing land and labour. Arbolivia has been recognised for its role not only in mitigating the impact of climate change, but also in providing quantifiable benefits both for the communities in which it operates and for biodiversity in the regions.

In addition it has chosen to support a local initiative, Tom’s Wood, in North Yorkshire. The vision for this initiative is to create new native woodland that supports local biodiversity and improves woodland habitat connectivity in the surrounding area.

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