CORSIA: Preparing for take off

As the aviation sector readies itself for CORSIA, we take a look at current progress on deciding eligible offsets and how airlines can prepare themselves for a 2021 take off. What is CORSIA? By 2020, international aviation emissions are projected to be 70% higher than 2005 levels according to the EU, and could even reach … Continued

How to calculate a carbon footprint for your business

An organisational carbon footprint is an essential component on the journey towards net zero and is the first building block towards any sustainability strategy. A carbon footprint can also provide an initial climate risk and opportunities assessment by identifying emissions hotspots across your value chain. Companies all over the world measure and report their carbon … Continued

Inspiring change: positive stories in sustainability

The headline news from our Sustainability Reporting Performance reports this year was that corporate action on climate change is simply not happening fast enough. While this is sadly true, the purpose of our research is not to simply cast another cloud over the climate crisis. The objective is really to recognise the action that is … Continued

Carbon neutrality is in fashion

Luxury fashion brand Gucci last week announced that it will be making all operations, including those in its supply chain, carbon neutral. The news followed an industry first earlier in the week with designer Gabriela Hearst ensuring her entire New York show was carbon neutral, supported by EcoAct. The news coincided with global fashion season … Continued

Who will be the sustainability leaders in 2019?

Research is now well underway for EcoAct’s ninth annual Sustainability Reporting Performance reports. In the context of last year’s IPCC report, unprecedented public movement for climate action as well as strengthened government targets, understanding corporate sustainability performance has never been more pertinent. In 2018 Microsoft, BT Group and M&S topped the ranks of global leaders … Continued

Positive step forward for UK transition to net zero emissions

The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today issued a report for Government recommending a new emissions target for the UK: net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050. The reports key findings are that: The UK should commit to the “highest level of ambition” as called for by Article 4 of the Paris agreement and Government … Continued

How do I make my business more resource efficient AND save money?

Regardless of the recent changes in government and cabinet positions, the UK government has recently put into force binding legislation that pledges to reduce its carbon emissions by 57% from 1990 levels by 2030. These are bold and important targets if we are to meet our Paris COP 21 commitments and keep warming below 2 … Continued