Actavo has announced that it has signed up to the Business In the Community Ireland (BITCI) Low Carbon Pledge, the first dedicated pledge generated by Irish businesses to set industry standards on sustainability and reduce carbon emissions. This marks the latest development in Actavo’s ongoing efforts to continually raise quality standards in its culture, practices and operations.
Low Carbon Pledge Signatories
All signatory companies of the Low Carbon Pledge are committed to setting science-based emission reduction targets by 2024 at the latest and to reduce their Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emission intensity by 50% by 2030, as well as aspects of Scope 3 (related to business travel, waste generated & water consumption). Signatories have also committed to reviewing the business value chain from a Scope 3 perspective to identify their organisation’s significant indirect carbon emission sources.
Actavo carbon-reducing measures
Brian Kelly, Group CEO, Actavo, said: “As one of Actavo’s core values is to ‘operate sustainably’ and protect the planet as much as we can, Actavo is delighted to sign-up to the Low Carbon Pledge, joining a powerful collective movement of Irish businesses committed to science-based targets. We have been implementing carbon-reducing measures across the business since joining the Global Carbon Disclosure Project in 2011, including significant improvements in the sustainability of our fleet and business travel. Membership of the Low Carbon Pledge will enhance our focus on the structured measurement of our emissions as we develop our plan to achieve our 2024 goals.
“We look forward to working collaboratively with other members of the pledge to share innovation, best practice and ambition. This initiative ties into Actavo’s overall core values and sustainability practices across our divisions in Ireland and internationally.”
What is the Low Carbon Pledge?
Originally launched in 2018, the Low Carbon Pledge has now evolved and calls on all Irish businesses to work towards setting science-based emission reduction targets. The pledge demonstrates a meaningful business commitment to reducing carbon emissions and acts as a catalyst for wider initiatives and actions. The pledge is led by the Low Carbon Sub-group of the BITCI Leaders’ Group on Sustainability and endorsed by the Irish Government.