Activate Group is proud to announce that it has gained carbon neutral status. The achievement is part of the Group’s environmental strategy, which will see it drive down emissions over the years ahead.
The business, which provides accident management services for some of the UK’s best-known fleets and insurers, achieved the milestone by offsetting emissions with internationally verified carbon credits.
In 2021, Activate Group calculated full-year emissions across its sopp+sopp, Motor Repair Network, Activate Parts and Activate Accident Repair businesses in line with the PAS 2060 standard.
The business has partnered with sustainability experts iOffset to invest in the Amazon Forest People project, a long-term scheme to prevent deforestation in Brazil and support people living on the land.
The project has been successfully validated and verified against the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), which guarantees the transparency and accuracy of carbon accounting.
Hannah Wilcox, CEO of Activate Group said: “Climate change is the biggest threat facing our planet, and the recent COP26 summit in Glasgow highlighted the urgent need to take action.
“I’m very proud that we’ve taken the first step by becoming carbon neutral, but we certainly won’t stop there. As a growing business, we have a responsibility to measure and reduce our environmental impact for the future.”
Having offset its emissions, Activate Group is now planning to sign up for the voluntary Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which provides companies with a clearly-defined path to reduce emissions in line with global goals.
The Group’s wider environmental strategy also contains a focus on promoting green repair methods, including the use of recycled parts, and enhancing its nationwide EV repair capabilities.
Hannah concluded: “We’re committed to working with team members and suppliers to drive down emissions and waste year on year.
“We also recognise the huge potential of our industry to reduce environmental damage, and we’re ready to play our part in driving that change.”