Bartlett Mitchell makes carbon reduction of 19.1%

Bartlett Mitchell has reduced its emissions by 22.3 tCO2 in its second year of carbon footprint reporting with The Planet Mark, demonstrating its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. The Mark is a sustainability certification that recognises outstanding achievements, encourages action and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals.

Certification to the programme is retained by organisations making a minimum reduction of 2.5% in carbon emissions every year. Bartlett Mitchell committed to the accreditation in 2018 as part of a move to help tackle the climate crisis and rising carbon emissions.

The company developed a strategy to calculate, measure then target footprint reduction through waste, travel, building and procurement. Its total carbon footprint in year ending December 2019 was 99.8 tCO2 – a decrease of 19.1%from the previous year. This emissions reduction is equivalent to an average family vehicle driving more than twice round the circumference of the planet.

The company achieved this via widescale behavioural change programmes, which included targeting travel through simple measures such as switching from car to public transport or bike, smarter-scheduling and (pre-Covid) virtual meetings. The reduced costs saved time and enabled the business to reduce its carbon footprint.

Wendy Bartlett, founder of Bartlett Mitchell, said: “If Covid has highlighted anything to society, it is that we all need to continue to work hard together to ensure we are creating a sustainable future for ourselves and our planet.”