With our Impact Strategy launched, you already know the big goals we set out to achieve by 2025. One of them is to reach net-zero emissions across our operations. To achieve this, we partnered with an external carbon management platform that measures and calculates our emissions. You can read about our carbon footprint for 2020/21 period in the Emission Report.
A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, place or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). Emissions negatively affect our climate, and cause various impacts such as extreme weather conditions, heating of the atmosphere, melting of glaciers and sea-level rise, to name a few.
Well, as you work with Arc, you need to travel to get to all the fantastic places we provide team members to. Your travel is one of our possible emission sources. If you walk, no emissions are released. If you take a kind of motor vehicle, some emissions are released into the atmosphere. As Arc is keen to measure, calculate and reduce our operational emissions, we need to know how you travel to shifts, so we can account for them in our reduction plan.
This is where our partnership with a carbon management platform comes into play. As you may have already seen, we shared our Travel Survey with you earlier this month via Ubeya feed. It asks how many venues you worked at in the previous month, and how you travelled to them. All data completely anonymous with no way to identify any individual’s responses. The information you have already provided is helping us estimate the amount of emissions our operations are responsible for, which gives us an idea of how to reduce them.
It is key that we continue to monitor and measure our carbon footprint going forward, so we can reach the net-zero emissions by 2025. You can get a better idea of your personal carbon footprint by calculating it on one of the free websites, for example Giki Zero. Giki not only calculates your footprint for you, but also gives you easily actionable tips on what next steps to take to reduce it further.
To stay transparent with our progress and actions, we will be sharing a comprehensive report on our progress towards the net-zero goal in our Impact Report, due to be released in July 2022. You will be also able to read about the other two pillars of the strategy, and the progress we are making towards our goals.
If you have any questions regarding our environmental and social impact journey, feel free to contact Monika, our Environment & Social Impact Officer, on MonikaSzabova@archospitality.co.uk