Pentagull are now officially carbon negative!
Here at Pentagull we had a board-level strategy and commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2023, which we have accomplished!
We reduced our carbon footprint in several ways, but the largest contributing factor was reducing business travel by utilising technology. Conducting virtual meetings has eradicated the need to travel up and down the country to have face-to-face meetings with our customers and therefore vastly decreasing our total carbon footprint.
In addition to this, the installation of LED lighting in our office, having our test and staging environments run on demand rather than 24/7, switching to an energy supplier with a key focus on renewable and sustainable energy sources, increasing awareness regarding minimising energy use and engaging with supply chain to ensure suppliers set science-based carbon reduction targets have all made a huge difference.
We as a business like to keep our spend, as much as practicably possible, within the local area and a key deliverable of ours was offsetting any carbon produced by investing in projects that help to combat global climate change as well as caring for local communities.
With that in mind, our carbon offset strategy centred on a local campaign called Lancashire Woodland Connect. Lancashire Woodland Connect is a campaign that strengthens the bond between people, trees, and nature.
Thanks to this project, existing woodlands in Lancashire will be joined up and new woodlands will be created. Overall, in the next decade, the campaign will double the area of woodland in Lancashire. We contributed the costs of planting six trees to this campaign which offset 6 tonnes of CO2, which effectively means for 2021/2022 we are carbon negative.
Looking into the future, we will continue to monitor and review greenhouse gas data directly related to our operations. To find out more, you can see a breakdown of our carbon footprint on our 2021-2022 Carbon Footprint Report.