The Leaders Group is supporting Ireland’s business sector in the transition to a low carbon economy by launching the Low Carbon Pledge – the first dedicated pledge generated by Irish business to set industry standards on sustainability and reduce carbon usage.
If we are going to reach the global carbon reduction targets set in the Paris Agreement and maintain global temperatures at less than 2C below pre-industrial levels, we believe business must play a major role.
The pledge is a commitment for Irish business to invest time and resources into creating a more sustainable operation – by being more energy efficient and reducing carbon usage.
All signatory companies commit to reducing their Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emission intensity by 50% by 2030
AIB, A&L Goodbody, Arup, Bank of Ireland, BT Ireland, Axa Insurance, Central Bank, College Group, Dawn Meats, Deloitte, Diageo, ESB, EirGrid, Fujitsu, Gas Networks Ireland, Heat Merchants, Hovione Ireland, Janssen, KBC Bank, KPMG, Matheson, M&S, Musgrave, PM Group, PwC, Ricoh, SSE Ireland, Sodexo, Transdev, Ulster Bank, Veolia, Virgin Media Ireland, Vodafone, William Fry.
We encourage all members of Business in the Community Ireland to sign up to the Low Carbon Pledge.
To help ensure consistency and comparability of efforts across various companies the internationally recognised Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard will be used as the underlying framework for the Low Carbon Pledge. Having signed up to the Pledge, signatory companies will commit to the following:
Download the BITCI The Low Carbon Pledge Please note this is currently only open to BITCI member companies.
Each company will report at an individual level on the greenhouse gas emissions. Firstly, the following description of the company will need to be provided:
Secondly, the following data and information will need to be provided:
The tools used to create these reports should be based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard Calculation Tools.
This will then be used by Business in the Community Ireland to feed into an aggregate annual report detailing the collective efforts of the signatory companies.
The key strength of the Pledge lies in the collaborative platforms that are being developed which will enable signatory companies to learn from each other’s successes and challenges. Companies will be able to contribute and participate in the following supporting actions based on their relevant needs:
To find out more about the Pledge please contact Nick Reynolds.