JTC says it has reached its goal of becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2021, through a series of carbon offsetting projects.
The global professional services provider partnered with independent accreditation firm Carbon Footprint Limited for the projects.
These projects include:
a UK tree planting scheme which supports emision reductions in the Brazilian rainforest by helping preserve parts of the forest and support local communities.
The installation of a solar power project in two Indian villages.
Native tree planting in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.
A proportion of JTC’s contribution will also be earmarked for a multi-million-pound prize fund designed to help the development of sustainable flight - the prize will be awarded to the first zero carbon plane capable of carrying 100-plus passengers across the Atlantic.
JTC CEO Nigel Le Quesne said: “Through our partnership with Carbon Footprint, we have kept an important pledge which we outlined in our annual report which was to become Carbon Neutral by the end of 2021.
“We must all work in a more sustainable way and this move is an important step that demonstrates to our people, clients, investors and our partners that we take our responsibilities seriously in making a positive contribution to our planet.
“At the same time, it aligns perfectly with our shared ownership ethos, another long- term commitment that lies at the heart of our culture."
He added: “Of course, we appreciate that this is the start of a longer journey and we will immediately begin examining next steps in the process including setting a target for achieving Net Zero and how we achieve that goal.”
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