Our priority is to reduce current energy usage by implementing efficiencies in all of our business operations. We are aiming to reduce our carbon emissions by 21% by 2024.
We submitted the company’s emissions data for January to December 2019. We felt this was a more accurate view of emissions compared to 2020 data as the COVID-19 pandemic stopped us travelling, commuting, inhabiting an office and would not represent fairly our genuine emissions. This 2019 data was then analysed and audited by external consultancy Fokus Zukunft GmbH & Co. KG.
The data analysed included our use of; natural gas, purchased electricity (including the source of electricity), heating, cooling, steam, business travel (by air, bus, taxi, car, hotel accommodation), employee commuting (train, public transport, car, bike, carpool), waste (paper, cardboard, plastic, glass) and wastewater, office consumables, website emissions. Where real values couldn’t be provided (e.g. paper consumption), we used benchmark data for an estimate.
ABN Resource Carbon Footprint Report | 2019
To reduce carbon emissions across our full footprint, we take responsibility for carbon emissions that are not yet avoidable through verified climate protection projects. These global carbon compensation projects are an immediate response to ensure that an equivalent amount of carbon is absorbed or avoided elsewhere.
ABN Resource is supporting verified climate protection projects that are focused on helping communities become more climate-resilient and on introducing new sources of renewable energy. These projects include GS Wind Turkey, VCS + CCB Forest Peru and UN CER Water India.
As an executive search firm in lubricants and fuels markets, we take steps to promote sustainability across our communities and the industry as a whole. We work with organisations that are at various stages of their sustainability journey, partner with sustainability experts within the Lubricants industry and support various associations such as the Union of the European Lubricants Industry (UEIL) announced the formation of a sustainability task force charged with developing a framework to measure the sustainability of lubricant companies.
By sending a positive message, we hope others will join us to make an environmental and social difference by delivering their own sustainability objectives.