For a number of years, Audax have worked with Be Exhibitions and Mossy Earth to regularly plant trees across Scotland and Ireland to offset our carbon footprint.
Like Audax, the Mossy Earth team is passionate about the preservation of our natural world. They fight climate change by restoring nature on behalf of their members, with an incredibly important mission – to restore wild ecosystems, support wildlife and biodiversity, and help fight climate change.
Audax committed ourselves to continue to support that mission as part of our efforts to actively reduce our carbon footprint and prioritise the environment.
It’s vital we all find a better meteorological balance where we will create a better atmosphere where we can all thrive. Strengthening the pillars of our Corporate Social Responsibility and looking at beating eco-anxiety in the Audax workforce, we have launched our further commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2040.
Measurement and monitoring are the most important 1st steps that SMEs like us can make in our road to Net Zero.
Measuring and monitoring delivers several direct benefits:
- Providing clarity on areas to prioritise
- Monitoring progress towards goals
To start, we have had to calculate our Baseline emissions. These are a record of the greenhouse gases that we have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the introduction of any of our strategies to reduce our emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured.
So with the use of online carbon calculator tools, we have been able to undertake the necessary calculations of our Baseline emissions and these are contained in our Audax Carbon reduction plan:
To further aid in understanding baseline emissions and the 3 x Scopes, the emissions you need to calculate are:
• Emissions from Fuels used in your operations
• Direct release or escape of Greenhouse Gases in your processes
• Emissions from Vehicles owned by your organisation
• Emissions from the Electricity and/or Heat and Steam that your purchase
• Emissions from the transportation or storage of materials and products in or out of your organisation using vehicles or facilities not owned by your organisation. Note: you need to account separately for those that your organisation pays for and those that your customer pays for.
• The emissions from the disposal and treatment of any waste generated in your operations
• The emissions from Business travel by your employees, whether in their own vehicles, hired vehicles or public transport.
• The emissions from Employees commuting into your facilities. Note it is optional whether to include emissions due to the energy use of employees working from home but we would strongly recommend including this if home or flexible working is a significant part of your operations.