Ward has determined that these direct and energy emissions to equate to 429 Tonnes of Carbon Equivalent (tCO2e), primarily from the impact of its vehicle fleet. In order to offset these emissions, they will be supporting three projects:
The three projects are:
- Improved cookstoves in Malawi – these cookstoves replace less efficient technologies and practices, resulting in biomass conservation and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
- Solar cookers in China – providing clean and reliable energy supply for daily cooking, whilst improving indoor hygiene and the living conditions and quality for rural residents
- Wastewater and biogas in Thailand – preventing harm to the climate from methane and avoiding thousands of tonnes of fossil fuel being burnt each year, improving the local air and water quality.
Brian Stroud, S.H.E.Q. Director at Ward, comments “Although we recognise that we still have some way to go in terms of our overall Carbon Reduction journey, it is comforting to know we have taken such a positive step, not only in offsetting our impact on the environment, but also in helping in some way to improve the lives of those in the communities that benefit.”
Managing Director, Kevin Ward, adds “This is another important step for Ward and, as ever is due to the fantastic work and commitment of our team. Becoming a carbon neutral business aligns with our wider company goals, we will always be environmentally conscious and we will continue to drive for a more sustainable future for our people, their families and our planet.”