Camlab are a small but very efficient organisation and so we have limited ability to dramatically affect the emissions we create. We have significantly reduced the emissions we create by 63% since 2013. This represents a 29% reduction (61.23 tonnes) as at 2019 with covid having an impact in 2020 and 2021 with reduced travel.
Our approach was and is relatively simple in that we identified each business area / process that generated significant emissions and then created plans to address those areas. There were 4 primary areas which were identified as key – electricity & gas, company cars, other business travel and waste.
Each of these areas have had specific actions taken to analyse, understand and then address the impacts as below:
Since we have made significant progress with the above areas we are now continuing our drive in the following indirect areas:
At Camlab alongside our ISO 14001 certification we are continually looking at ways we can reduce our impact on the environment. Our employee and engagement coordinators work with staff to continually come up with new and innovative ideas and this has continued throughout 2020 with planting flowers to encourage wildlife, through to more flexible working from home arrangements. You can view our environmental statement here.
It is hoped that our environmental management system provides long term benefits to the company, the working environment, local community and the world in general.
While we are not a member of any authority or collaborative partners or carbon offsetting scheme we continue to keep this reduction a priority at Camlab.