Safetell Commits to Carbon Reduction with Achilles Certification
Newmark Security is taking a leading role in reducing its carbon footprint, with its subsidiary business Safetell committing to the Achilles Carbon Certification Programme.
As the world becomes more interconnected, businesses are increasingly evaluated on their sustainability approach and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Once something of a fringe consideration, they have become a primary focus for companies to remain competitive, attract and retain talent, drive innovation, and build brand loyalty.
Newmark Security knows how important it is to implement and maintain high standards of CSR and always looks at how we can be in constant improvement mode regarding sustainability. That runs throughout the whole business, right from the leadership of Newmark to our subsidiary businesses, Safetell and Grosvenor Technology.
Safetell is currently participating in the Achilles Carbon Certification Programme, a global initiative that helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint and improve their sustainability performance.
Focusing on areas such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste management, and transport, the benefits of the certification include improved operational efficiency, reduced costs, improved public perception, and improved brand reputation.
Specifically, the programme aids businesses in the following ways:
- Measuring greenhouse gas emissions
- Managing and reducing emissions at the source
- Verifying inventory
- Mitigating carbon footprints
The Achilles Carbon Certification Programme also helps organisations to meet their environmental targets, increase their competitive advantage and gain recognition for their sustainability efforts.
Safetell has just completed its base year of the programme, which, when completed, will mean the business is certified in accordance with ISO14064-1, allowing it to make Carbon Reduction or Net Carbon Zero claims with confidence in any market or stakeholder group, including the regulators.
The ability to make those claims is undoubtedly attractive, but there are many other reasons we’ve made this long-term commitment. Here are just a few of them:
It’s the right thing to do… and there’s no time to waste
Human-induced climate change is causing extreme conditions all over the world. So much so, the UN has described it as “code red for humanity”. There is still time to fix our climate, but time is running out, and it will require the commitment of businesses, governments, and individuals alike to make it happen.
Newmark and our subsidiary businesses are 100% committed to doing our bit, and have ambitious targets to cut our short- and medium-term carbon output significantly.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
We believe passionately in being a business that lives CSR every day. We can’t do that without making meaningful progress with our carbon footprint. Carbon reduction is one of the most critical elements of CSR, as it directly impacts the environment, public health, and the economy. Our participation in the Achilles Carbon Certification Programme is a recognition that driving CSR standards and cutting emissions go hand-in-hand.
One of the primary benefits of carbon reduction for businesses is improved customer relationships. Customers are more aware than ever of the environmental impact of businesses, and want to work with companies taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. By reducing carbon emissions, we are signposting our commitment to a cleaner environment and our status as a responsible partner and supplier.
In addition to improving customer relationships, reducing a business’s carbon footprint can also help to attract new businesses. Companies wanting to partner with new vendors often look for those who share their commitment to sustainability. By reducing their carbon footprint, we are not only demonstrating their commitment to the environment, but also our commitment to responsible decisions.
We’re also seeing a commitment to carbon reduction becoming a vital part of the tendering process. Private and public businesses understand how important reducing carbon footprints is, so we increasingly have to demonstrate our commitment to carbon reduction when bidding on new projects.
Saving money and energy
Carbon reduction is an important method for businesses to reduce their energy use and save money, through efficiency measures such as improved insulation and lighting, more efficient heating and cooling systems and improved air conditioning. Additionally, businesses can switch to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power, and at Newmark, we’re constantly considering how we leverage cleaner energy.
In conclusion, reducing carbon emissions should be a focus for any business that is committed to CSR and sustainability. Participating in initiatives such as the Achilles Carbon Certification Programme helps companies to make a tangible difference in reducing their carbon footprint, improving public perception, and building customer loyalty.
Carbon reduction also helps businesses save money and energy, making it a smart business decision and a socially responsible one. Newmark Security and its subsidiaries are proud to be involved in initiatives such as the Achilles Carbon Certification Programme and are fully committed to reducing our carbon emissions.