Putting something back
Protecting and caring for our environment
We work hard to reduce any negative impact our work may have on the environment.
- Reducing print and paper waste
- Sourcing of recycled or sustainable paper products
- Powering down of idle desktop equipment
- Recycling of redundant IT equipment
John Curtis is the first estate agent (and possibly business) in Hertfordshire to make a carbon neutral declaration and hence gain certification. Find out more...
During 2011 we worked with a specialist consultancy to determine our carbon footprint for 2010. This involved looking at three scopes of emissions we are responsible for under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol:
|Scope 1||Direct emissions from our use of natural gas for heating, and fuel consumed in company-owned vehicles.|
|Scope 2||Emissions arising from our use of purchased electricity.|
|Scope 3||Indirect emissions, typically arising from our staff using their own cars for company business.|
Since July 2011 we have been exploring ways in which we can reduce future emissions. We are working towards the PAS2060 standard for carbon neutrality.
Full details of our scheme and our consultancy provider are available on request.