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.
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 »
Charterhouse Group project that our carbon emissions will decrease over the next six years to 170 tCO2e by 2028. This is a reduction of 66%
We’ve developed a glidepath to illustrate how we anticipate reductions to be realised over the coming years (note that the baseline year is the first year of publication of this Carbon Reduction Plan) so we don’t have yet illustration of how we are tracking against the glidepath. Whilst this glidepath plots to 2034, we expect by 2030 to include carbon offsets to bring us to a net-zero position.
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 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 have adopted a ‘cloud-first’ strategy for procuring new IT applications
• 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 some diesel vehicles from our fleet
• We are significantly reducing our diesel and petrol vehicle fleet by 2023, with an aim to entirely phase out use of diesel or petrol vehicles from our fleet by 2025
• We are reducing the size of office space we occupy as we embrace a new flexible way of working
• We are ensuring our new office locations are in buildings which are designed to have sustainability at their core, including in lighting, heating, waste management and proximity to public transport
• We are migrating legacy on-premises IT servers to the cloud
• 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