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Clean Air Campaign – note by the Editor

The facts are overwhelming:

I am delighted to launch this campaign, with the aim of making every breath we take free from harmful emissions and help fight climate change. It is a campaign that requires help from all to spread this message, but most importantly to ensure that real action is taken. A most important action in this campaign is a petition we have initiated to the UK Government and Parliament, to make measuring & public reporting of emissions by companies compulsory (£500k+ turnover). Please take a moment to sign our petition.

Self-regulate and drive pollution out of business supply chains

I strongly recommend that companies of every size self-regulate and not wait for parliaments to make measuring and public reporting of emissions compulsory. It is not a difficult process and it can be done in-house.

Companies must provide this essential information for our health / the health of our planet and show how they plan to drive emissions out of their business. How a company can reduce emissions:

  • Direct emissions. These are emissions which a company is directly responsible for (e.g. their vehicles, their sources of energy)
  • Indirect emissions.  These are emissions a company is indirectly responsible for. A company can divest from products and services which are a source of emissions (e.g. by choosing  greener transport suppliers, use of materials)

Guidance is provided with GRI Standard 305 Emissions: https://www.globalreporting.org/standards/gri-standards-download-center/gri-305-emissions/

Take action on what matters where it matters and avoid being accused of greenwashing

Solid actions on important issues, such as emissions, are the building blocks for CSR/ Sustainability reporting done responsibly. I firmly believe that every company must identify its most important impacts (materiality) on the environment, economy and society and take action. This is, in my view, the best way for companies to demonstrate that they are responsible and to avoid being accused of greenwashing.

 

How you can help in the UK

How you can help in your country

Let’s make every breath we take free from harmful emissions and help fight climate change!

 

Simon Pitsillides

Editor

SustainCase