Skopos - a Carbon Neutral Organisation
Globally, we all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and thereby minimise our business' impact on climate change. Skopos is proud to have been awarded this standard in 2023.
Skopos has undertaken a series of investigations to measure and assess Skopos' carbon usage across the company's entire operation. Understanding where our emissions are at their highest levels will enable us to rethink many future choices, such as energy sources, fuel types, travel, waste disposal and working from home policies.
Knowing our Carbon footprint has allowed us to effectively invest in future-proofing initiatives which can offset our emissions and give something back to our environment.
It's all about balance.
As a business we are setting our goals high in order to substantially reduce our Carbon emissions over the next 2 decades, however we recognise that, as a manufacturing business, though there are many steps we can take, we still need to find the balance in managing the carbon we do emit. Our measures of our current position help us to find initiatives which balance out our effect and take full responsibility for our operations.
Planting trees for ArBolivia and Tom's Wood
Skopos has chosen to support two different schemes to invest in nature and tackle Carbon emissions:
ArBolivia Project, Cochabamba Community Forest supports tree planting in Bolivia. It is a true partnership with the smallholders and farmers, as net revenues from the sustainably managed timber are shared equally between the project developers and the farmers, with the former providing investment capital and the latter providing land and labour. Arbolivia has been recognised for its role not only in mitigating the impact of climate change, but also in providing quantifiable benefits both for the communities in which it operates and for biodiversity in the regions.
We also chose to support a local initiative, Tom's Wood, in North Yorkshire. The vision for this initiative is to create new native woodland that supports local biodiversity and improves woodland habitat connectivity in the surrounding area.
For further information, please visit our website: https://www.skoposfabrics.com/carbon-neutral.