Ambius Cuts Carbon by 10% Globally

01/05/2011

In a clear demonstration of its commitment to environmental sustainability, Ambius, the world leader in enhancing buildings through planting, scenting and artwork has achieved Planet Positive certification in the UK, North America and Continental Europe.

The certification follows a detailed study across all Ambius operations to measure and monitor carbon emissions. The findings revealed that the business had reduced its carbon footprint by over 10% between 2008 and 2009*. Over five years, a year-on-year reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of just 5% will result in a gross reduction of almost 22,000 tonnes CO2e compared with a business as usual scenario. This, potentially, means savings of approximately £2.7 million in fuel and energy costs.

Kenneth Freeman, International Technical Director said: “Planet Positive Accreditation signifies our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take a more positive attitude to climate change. Through changes to the way we operate and conduct business, Ambius is becoming a much greener company.

"Proof of sustainable business practices is now a key requirement in business tenders and this certification will give our customers the reassurance that they are dealing with a business that is taking active steps to reduce and keep reducing its carbon footprint, setting us apart from our competitors.”

To support its on-going commitment to sustainability, Ambius is planning a move to a new web-based greenhouse gas recording and reporting system. This will provide monthly reports on current emissions rather than annually-compiled reports using historic data. This will allow each branch to monitor its own progress and will help the business set specific targets for business activities or regions.

Kenneth Freeman continues: “Becoming more sustainable is integral with our corporate social responsibility aims. Now that we have started, we have seen tremendous business opportunities with like-minded customers. Our Planet Positive status, and the programmes that have been developed to go with it, have not only helped us with colleague engagement, but also helped us to identify significant cost-savings within the company.

“These have allowed us to put in place programmes to reduce our vehicle fuel and building energy usage, cut down on waste and raise awareness of the necessity to be more environmentally-responsible. It is immensely gratifying that many of the improvements in the emissions have been as a result of colleague's personal efforts.”

*All emissions measurements have been calculated by Deloitte LLP and certified by Planet Positive according to the following internationally-recognised standards: the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (Revised) and ISO14064-6: 2006.

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