Ruleguard’s Journey to Net Zero
We have joined Heart of the City to help us with our own journey to Net Zero. Heart of the City is a charity set up to support SMEs within the City of London with their journey to Net Zero.
Ruleguard is committed to sustainable development and environmental stability. Concern for the environment is a fundamental part of our guiding principles and our aim is to reduce the impact on the environment from our operations. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods.
After joining Heart of the City, we formed a CSR Committee to get to work on reaching our Net Zero targets. The members of the Committee all work in different areas of the business and getting insights and opinions from various departments was valuable. The Committee meets regularly to discuss the progress being made. Initially, we focussed on identifying our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, which was a daunting task. We had a steep learning curve to ascertain which business activities contributed to each of the scopes.
Once we had confirmed where our emissions came from, we then had to calculate the volume of emissions being produced in each area. The CSR Committee is working to pull together a detailed reduction strategy which will then be validated by an external third party and submitted for approval by our Executive Management Team and Board. We are working with all of the Ruleguard employees to make sustainability a priority for everybody in our workforce. Below are some examples of the actions we're taking to reach our goal.
Offering a cycle to
Ensuring recycling facilities are available in the office
Choosing a responsible office provider with ambitious Net Zero targets to match ours
Providing education and access to resources to enable our staff to make energy efficient choices in their day to day lives - both work and personal
Whilst our main long-term focus is on reducing our emissions, as this is the most effective solution to supporting the planet, we will also be offsetting the emissions that we do produce to balance our carbon footprint and become carbon neutral.