In recent years, the urgent need to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become increasingly apparent. Companies worldwide are recognising their role in this global challenge and are taking proactive steps to reduce their carbon footprint. GreenBlue Urban Limited has made significant strides towards reducing GHG emissions and embracing environmental sustainability.
This blog explores efforts to become carbon neutral for the fiscal years 2020 and 2021, verified by Go Climate Positive Limited. Additionally, we delve into GreenBlue’s new Environmental Sustainability Policy, highlighting their commitment to responsible environmental practices.
GreenBlue Urban Limited took a significant step in addressing its carbon footprint by having its GHG statements for FY2020 and FY2021 verified at the limited level of assurance by Go Climate Positive Limited. This verification process ensures that the data and information presented in their statements are accurate and fairly stated.
“In its opinion dated 21/06/2023, Go Climate Positive Limited found no evidence to indicate that the data and information in were not fairly stated.”
Offsetting Scope 1 and 2 Emissions:
GreenBlue Urban achieved carbon neutrality for their Scope 1 and 2 emissions on June 26, 2023, for FY2020 and FY2021, through a self-declared commitment. This signifies their dedication to taking responsibility for emissions directly under their control. They have also expressed their commitment to annually calculating and reducing their Scope 3 emissions (value chain), although these do not form part of their declaration of carbon neutrality.
New Environmental Sustainability Policy:
GreenBlue Urban’s Environmental Sustainability Policy represents its formal commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible practices. This policy outlines their dedication to conserving natural resources, preventing environmental pollution, and continually improving their environmental performance.
Key Elements of the Environmental Sustainability Policy:
Commitment to Sustainability: GreenBlue Urban recognises the importance of environmental sustainability in all aspects of its operations.
Responsibility: The policy is owned by GreenBlue Urban Ltd with line managers responsible for its day-to-day implementation.
Applicability: The policy applies to all employees, officers, directors, consultants, contractors, volunteers, interns, casual workers, and agency workers.
Environmental Principles: GreenBlue Urban commits to monitoring and managing its environmental performance, complying with relevant regulations, and reducing resource consumption and pollution.
Natural Environment: They pledge to protect and enhance the natural environment on assets they own or manage, support biodiversity, and minimise harmful activities.
Sustainable Travel: Promoting sustainable travel practices, including remote working and reducing air travel, is a priority.
Waste and Recycling: GreenBlue Urban aims to minimise waste and promote recycling, moving toward becoming a zero-waste organisation.
Sustainable Procurement: They commit to reducing their carbon footprint in the supply chain, prioritising local and sustainable sourcing.
Energy Reduction: Efforts to reduce Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, and transition to 100% renewable energy, are integral to their sustainability strategy.
Information Technology: Sustainable IT practices, including recycling and energy-efficient equipment, are part of their commitment.
Training and Staff Involvement: Staff will receive training on environmental sustainability, and involvement will be encouraged through a sustainability steering group.
Recommendations – GreenBlue Urban Endeavour to:
- Set Clear Targets – Consider setting specific, measurable, and time-bound targets for reducing GHG emissions and waste generation.
- Engage Stakeholders – Involve employees, suppliers, and customers in sustainability initiatives to foster a culture of environmental responsibility.
- Annual Reporting – Regularly communicate progress on sustainability goals to stakeholders through transparent reporting.
- Invest in Renewable Energy – Accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources by exploring on-site solar or wind energy options.
- Collaborate on Biodiversity – Collaborate with local environmental organisations to enhance biodiversity on owned or managed assets.
GreenBlue Urban Limited’s commitment to carbon neutrality, verified GHG statements and their comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Policy demonstrate their dedication to reducing their environmental impact. As they continue their sustainability journey, they are setting an example for other organisations to follow, showing that environmental responsibility is both achievable and essential in the fight against climate change.