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Developing a low carbon culture

Posted on 27 May 2021

Abri’s Carbon Academy is helping colleagues become more carbon-literate, as part of its target of being net zero by 2050.

“Our Carbon Academy is one of the first, but essential, steps in our journey to net zero,” says Abri Interim Executive Director of Assets and Sustainability, Rose Bean. “Our aim is to become ‘carbon literate’ within two years.”

Abri has teamed up with the Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) to establish the academy, which will offer an accreditation in carbon literacy and will help colleagues become more confident in making realistic and manageable changes to reduce their carbon footprint at work and at home.

“Once colleagues are clear on what changes they can make to reduce their own carbon footprint, we’ll be working with our customers to make their homes greener, help them minimise their energy bills and talk about the long-term rewards of reducing their environmental impact,” Rose commented.

“CLP will give us the right knowledge and tools to implement a low carbon culture across the business, supporting our in-house Climate Champions to train their colleagues, so everyone has the practical tools and knowledge to reduce their environmental impact.

“We’re also launching an app that will be available to colleagues to help them track their carbon footprint and suggest ways to reduce it. We want everyone to have a better understanding of what part they can play to help us reach net zero.”