At Charterhouse Group, we take our responsibilities very seriously and also understand that the solutions that we design and deliver for our customers are crucial to them achieving their environmental objectives.
In September 2023 we were announced as a finalist in the Comms Dealer Awards for Sustainability, as a result of our focus on carbon reduction initiatives and wider sustainability efforts.
We have produced a Carbon Reduction Plan that can be viewed here »
Charterhouse is committed to achieving Carbon Net Zero emissions by 2030
Techies Go Green is a movement of IT and tech-oriented companies who are committed to decarbonising their businesses with the main aim of helping every signatory become carbon neutral by 2030.
TGG is committed to enable each member to purposefully improve their energy efficiency by collaborating and sharing practical know-how. Find out more here »
Completed Carbon Reduction Initiatives
The following environmental management measures and projects have been initiated since the 2022 baseline to start our journey of meeting our carbon reduction targets:
• We have completed a full ESG and environmental audit in 2022 with an environmental consultancy, Sustainable Advantage, to support us in understanding our current carbon footprint, as well as setting achievable targets for carbon reduction
• We’ve launched an employee electric vehicle scheme
• In 2023 we completed an annual re-audit to ensure we were progressing against our ambitious targets
• We have adopted a ‘cloud-first’ strategy for procuring new IT applications
• We have decommissioned legacy on-premise servers and power-intensive hardware
• We’ve moved offices in London and Liverpool to new office locations which are in buildings which are designed to have sustainability at their core, including in lighting, heating, waste management and proximity to public transport
• We have introduced flexible working to enable employees to work from home, reducing commuting to the office and to client sites
• We have installed smart plugs and technology in our Peterborough office to manage power usage out of hours to support reduction in non-essential electricity usage
• We have removed the majority of diesel vehicles from our fleet
• We will entirely phase out our diesel fleet by 2024
• We are amending our energy tariffs to ensure our energy is 100% renewably sourced
• We are evaluating the results on our electricity consumption of rolling out smart plugs in our Peterborough office to determine if this should be rolled out to other locations
• We are scrutinising our supply chain and include selection criteria, where possible, to include carbon reduction targets equivalent to or greater than ours