Corps Security, the specialist security services business and a Living Wage Recognised Service Provider, has been awarded carbon neutral status after working hard to reduce its carbon footprint and offset unavoidable carbon.
‘Carbon neutral’ is a term used to describe the state of an entity, such as a company, service, product or event, where the carbon emissions realised have been balanced out by funding an equivalent amount of carbon savings elsewhere in the world.
In the past year, Corps Security has cut its carbon usage through a range of measures including reducing its diesel fleet, reducing air travel and cutting back on the use of paper in its offices, particularly so for tender documents.
At the same time, the organisation has funded several projects to offset the 477 tons of carbon it produced in the prior year, among them a wind-based power generation project in India. The project in Maharashtra is helping the country to reduce its reliance on coal, while also creating jobs as wind power is labour intensive. The project was recommended by Carbon Footprint, which provided Corps Security with its carbon neutral certification.
Corps Security is also working towards rolling out more electric vehicles and installing electric charging points at its London and Glasgow offices.
The move to ‘carbon neutral’ status was part of Corps Security’s drive to ensure that the company meets the requirements of the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting Scheme.
“We wanted to go one step further and demonstrate that we’re a carbon neutral business,” said Mike Bullock, CEO at Corps Security. “As a company with a 160-year history, we take a long-term view. It’s hugely important to us to ensure that our world is around for a long time for future generations to enjoy.”