As a privately-owned company, Home Republic is not subject to regulated emissions reductions. However, we are a responsible business with a commitment to demonstrate leadership in sustainable development, so we make it a priority to increase our efficiency and reduce our emissions.
This is one of our biggest challenges, because we use a lot of fuel and energy when we construct, maintain and retrofit buildings. We cannot cut our emissions altogether, but over the years we have introduced a number of initiatives which are helping us bring them down.
There is a strong business case for us to reduce our carbon emissions. Back in 2013 we anticipated huge rises in energy costs. So, we invested in low-energy tools and equipment which have helped us save thousands of pounds of wasted energy over this period.
Working with the CARBONFOOTPRINT.COMhas helped us strengthen our approach and define clear reporting boundaries which are in line with the requirements of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Green House Gas Protocol.