Our Journey to net zero: Joining the UN's Race to Zero Campaign
Ventro is thrilled to announce that it has registered to participate in the United Nations' Race to Zero campaign. The campaign is a global effort to accelerate the transition to net zero emissions, in line with the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.
As part of our commitment to net zero, Ventro will look to reduce our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 and then to completely eliminate our carbon footprint by 2050.
The Race to Zero campaign was created to mobilise leadership and support from businesses, cities, and investors to help drive progress towards a net zero future. Whilst everybody can make a difference in reducing their own carbon footprint, businesses are responsible for roughly 70% of all carbon emissions across the UK so it’s imperative that businesses take the lead in demonstrating a firm commitment to reducing global emissions.
As part of our race to Net Zero campaign, Ventro undertook an audit of our carbon footprint, which highlighted how we can continue to reduce our emissions. As fire safety specialists, Ventro travel to many sites across the entirety of the UK and as such our surveyors, project managers, and other staff contributed to over 1 million miles of travelling in 2022 alone. Whilst this might seem alarming, Ventro are already tackling this by making use of electric vehicles and hybrids wherever possible. Ventro has recently had electric charging points installed at our Plymouth premises to continue to drive this change.
Harvey Melvin, Ventro’s Managing Director said “Ventro's commitment to the United Nations' Race to Zero campaign is an important step towards a more sustainable future. It demonstrates our commitment to reducing emissions despite the challenges faced by doing so. Ventro firmly believes that collective action is needed to reduce emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change as much as possible.”
Ventro are excellently positioned to deliver on their net zero targets as our sister company LivGreen specialises in helping associations and businesses achieve net zero through retrofitting. For more information on LivGreen, visit their website here.
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