Since 2019, we have calculated our carbon footprint with an independent expert. In this way, not only can we be sure that the calculations are independent of bias, but also gain a better understanding of our strengths and the specific areas where we can further reduce our CO2 emissions to an incompressible level.
The excess emissions from Goodman’s operations have been compensated by supporting two climate-certified projects.
Even though today we are a certified net-zero carbon organisation, we always aim for better. To that end, we are committed to further reducing our CO2 emissions. This will be achieved by transitioning to a 100% electric fleet, further reducing our energy consumption, maximising energy efficiencies and using energy from renewable sources. In addition, we have established a supplier code of conduct to ensure our suppliers comply with our standards.
The carbon assessment includes the direct emissions related to heating and cooling, as well as the indirect emissions coming from the use of grid electricity and any associated upstream activities. The scope extends to the emissions from business travel, employees commuting to the office, as well as waste and paper consumption. Vehicles and flights are by far the largest contributors to the company’s carbon emissions, followed by heating and electricity.
By aiming for carbon neutrality, Goodman actively chooses to take responsibility for its CO2 emissions instead of shifting it on to society and future generations.
We will switch to a 100% electric green fleet by 2023, as we want to reduce CO2 emissions from the fleet by 25%. In addition, we are upgrading our travel policy to further reduce our emissions.