Here at Brett Nicholls Associates, we understand the role that small businesses have to play in the fight against climate change. We are dedicated to minimising our environmental impact – reflected in our recent B Corp certification as a business driving high-quality social and environmental standards – and have set out to embed sustainability in everything we do whilst delivering the highest quality of service to our clients.

We have pledged to be a net zero business by 2045. In order to achieve this, we have implemented a rigorous three-step strategy to effectively measure carbon emissions, as well as create a clear, credible and practical roadmap to meet emission reduction targets annually.

1. Measure our carbon footprint

Net Zero Now Collaboration

Since August, 2022, we have been working with Net Zero Now to measure our carbon footprint annually calculating our carbon emissions. We are working towards achieving certification as a business ‘On the Road to Net Zero’.

View our 2022 Carbon Emissions Report

Step Up to Net Zero Grant

We received a highly competitive grant from Glasgow Chamber of Commerce as part of their ‘Step Up to Net Zero’ initiative. A Net Zero Coordinator was hired to calculate and reduce our carbon emissions in three key areas; circularity, net zero and waste management.

2. Reduce our emissions

Going Paperless – Supporting a Circular Economy

In 2021, we digitised all of our physical records and switched all operations online to promote a paperless culture in the office.

Zero Waste to Landfill

As of August 2022, we are working with Changeworks to divert all waste from landfill, install high-quality recycling in the office and reduce our carbon emissions.

3. Support efforts towards CO2 removal

Offsetting with Climate Partner

In 2021, we offset 21,000kg of CO2 through Carbon Neutral Britain.

In 2022, working with Climate Partner enabled us to offset 24,000kg of CO2 through four different projects, including forest protection in Brazil and providing clean drinking water in Eritrea.

Planting Trees Whilst Browsing

We have switched to Ecosia as our default browser on all work devices, supporting offsetting projects such as planting trees and investing in solar energy projects.

So far, we have planted 109 trees in total.

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