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Our purpose and the environment

“To own our individual responsibility for the environment so that we work in a culture of environmental awareness and change; enabling a sustainable future.”

Across Bush & Co we have always been mindful of our impact on the environment and how we can off-set the emissions we generate as part of our business.

In a 2018 report published by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change the world’s leading climate scientists warned that we have 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5oC and avoid irreversible catastrophic environmental breakdown.

Since then we have been focusing more on the little things we can do to make a difference and our staff are committed to owning the impact they have. From our offices using 100% renewable energy to energy saving advice when working more from home through to recycling crisp packets and a reduction in plastic use there is still more we can do.

Recently our staff met at head office to discuss our purpose and the environment and taking greater action:

Offsetting our emissions

Our latest action is to do more to offset the emissions we generate and we are working with (More : Trees) to plant a tree in the areas with greatest need in Madagascar.

To launch the initiative, we have planted a tree in the name of every staff member and associate working with us with a goal to plant 500 trees year by planting more for certain achievements and milestones.

The trees we have planted to date result in 70.80 tonnes of CO2 sequestration which is the equivalent of 172,964.40 miles in a standard car.