Acoem UK’s core purpose is to help our customers find the right balance between progress and preservation — protecting businesses and assets, and maximising opportunities while respecting the planet’s resources. Human activity does not have to get in the way of protecting the environment, nor do sustainable practices have to get in the way of human activity.
Net zero means achieving a balance between the greenhouse gases put into the atmosphere and those taken out.
So for us, taking the net zero pledge is not just the morally right choice to make it also aligns perfectly with where we want to be. We are proud to publicly declare our intentions and share our journey along the way. We made the choice to jump in now before we had gathered all the answers and information. It felt a little uncomfortable but we have realised that we need to lay the path as we walk on it, otherwise we will be too slow. We can’t afford to wait until we can fully capture all data on our emissions as there is no time left to waste.
Our staff want us to act now. We want to act now.
So we did.
We signed the Pledge to Net Zero which means that we will set and commit to a science based carbon reduction target, publicly reporting our emissions and progress against this target.
We had already been having discussions and monitoring emissions prior to signing the pledge however this pledge provides us with additional resources and a support network to confidently move forward. We will be documenting our journey in the hope that others will join us too.