Press Release: ClimateCare Accredited as the UK's First CDP Carbon Reduction Partner
Published 26th March 2021 by ClimateCare
ClimateCare is delighted to have been recognised as the UK’s first CDP accredited Carbon Reduction Partner. More than 250 UK companies publicly disclosed their Scope 1 and 2 emissions through CDP in 2020, totalling 191 million tCO2e. ClimateCare’s expert team will help these companies by encouraging science-based targets for emissions reductions and ensuring they take full responsibility for their carbon footprints too.
Paul Robins, CDP’s Head of Partnerships, said of the announcement:
“We’re delighted to welcome on board ClimateCare as our first accredited carbon reduction partner in the UK. With their experience in helping organisations take responsibility for their climate impact by financing, developing, and managing carbon reduction projects across the world, we are confident their services will be very valuable to companies responding to CDP. We know that carbon offsetting is not a silver bullet for tackling climate change. But when done right, and when carried out alongside businesses doing all they can to reduce their emissions, it can form an important part of an effective climate or carbon management strategy.”
Zelda Bentham, Group Head of Sustainability at Aviva explains:
“We’re delighted to see that ClimateCare has been accredited by CDP and is reaching out to help other CDP reporting companies take full responsibility for their reported carbon footprint. We have reported emissions through CDP since 2001 and are proud to be the first major insurer worldwide to target Net Zero carbon by 2040. We have worked with the experts at ClimateCare for over two decades now. Their projects not only deliver verified emissions reductions, but do so in a best practice way that is good for the environment and local communities too. As we work towards our Net Zero target, ClimateCare will continue to enable us to take responsibility for our carbon footprint right now and plan for the future - both by purchasing carbon credits to offset our emissions and by investing in new carbon reduction project development.”
Vaughan Lindsay, CEO of ClimateCare, said:
“It is great to see firms working hard to measure their footprint and disclose this publicly. However, many firms still say that they are waiting to get their carbon reduction plans right before they take action to compensate for their existing emissions. This remains a concern as these long-term targets do little for the environmental damage that is being done right now. We are therefore delighted to be able to reach out to companies who have already demonstrated climate awareness by reporting their emissions to CDP, and help them take immediate action to compensate for their emissions and take full responsibility for their climate impacts by going Climate Neutral. We look forward to helping them on their journey to Net Zero.”
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ClimateCare’s, innovative and highly respected Climate+Care approach ensures that its clients can offset their emissions through the highest quality verified carbon reduction projects, delivering robust, emission reductions, as well as measurable sustainable development impacts.