Reverified as a Carbon Neutral organisation
An important milestone on Ground Control's quest for net zero is to continually verify as a carbon-neutral organisation, and we are pleased to share that Ground Control has successfully been reverified as a Carbon Neutral organisation with the Carbon Trust.
The carbon neutral footprint boundary includes our direct emissions from our buildings, business travel, fleet vehicles, and fuel used for our equipment and tools. This boundary is our scope 1, 2 and scope 3 (business travel) activities.
Our latest annual carbon emissions, verified by the Carbon Trust, have remained consistent around 3,000 tCO2e whilst we continue to rapidly grow as a business. This is why it is important to compare emissions with turnover. Ground Control Ltd has achieved a reduction in the carbon footprint in accordance with the requirements of PAS 2060:2014, as below. This reduction has mainly been achieved by investing in our electric fleet, electric tools and switching to green energy tariffs at our offices.
The remaining emissions from our operations are balanced by purchasing offsets. We have chosen to invest in solar and wind renewable energy projects in developing countries preventing the use of fossil fuels. Both projects are accredited by Verified Carbon Standard or Gold Standard.
More information on our neutrality is available in the resources here
In 2021 Ground Control formally committed, through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to achieve Net Zero in line with their Corporate Net Zero Standard. Our near term and long-term targets towards Net Zero are now awaiting verification from the Science Based Targets initiative moderators and validation team. Our current carbon neutral status is a small step on our carbon reduction journey whilst we also manage and reduce our scope 3 full value chain emissions for Net Zero much sooner than 2050.