Deloitte says it has achieved carbon neutrality in 2021
Deloitte in the Caribbean Region and Bermuda has taken a giant step towards realising its WorldClimate programme ambition to be net zero by 2030, declaring today that the company is carbon neutral for 2021.
Further planned efforts include the switch to renewable energy sources, together with revisions in corporate air travel and ground transportation policies.
The first big step in its goals means that it is carbon neutral in 2021 for all Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions, ie, total emissions from operations, business travel and purchases of goods and services.
The largest part of the recent carbon footprint reduction comes from office buildings, after several years of reducing emissions and incorporating sustainable factors within daily operations.
This included the use of energy-efficient lighting and motion sensors, air-conditioning upgrades and retrofittings and investments in carbon offset, particularly within natural carbon sink initiatives such as rainforest reforestation.
Deloitte’s 2021 Sustainability Policy has led to a 33 per cent reduction of building emissions and business travel emissions numbers.
Carbon offset purchases include emissions from purchases of goods and services.
Details of the initiatives can be found in an Impact Report FY21 at Deloitte.com.
John Johnston, CEO, Deloitte Bermuda and Caribbean Region, said: “Now more than ever before, as business leaders, we are called on to be climate risk champions and stewards of the environment.
“Deloitte was a major contributor to the International Business Council’s talks in 2020 on transparency and standardisation of environmental social governance (ESG) disclosures for organisations.
“Our partners and leaders across the Caribbean Region and in Bermuda have embraced these ideals, leading our practitioners to change behaviours and embed ESG pillars in our business practices.”