GoCo Group remains committed to better understanding our contribution to climate change and working collaboratively with stakeholders to reduce potential impacts.
Our environmental data is produced externally and audited internally; this forms the narrative for our annual Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR), a requirement of GoCo Group plc’s UK operations and is disclosed in our annual report. Additionally, the Board are committed to responsibly improving our environmental performance records and we are making our energy use, carbon emissions and energy efficiency actions publicly available here to demonstrate our commitment to improving our environmental programmes.
External environment audits allow us to set objectives, targets and deadlines to reduce our emissions. We use the results to take corrective action and contribute to our continual improvement. Whilst we see a small increase in 2019, we are confident that our environmental programmes are working and the increase is due to increased headcount due to the expediential growth of our AutoSave business.
Our carbon emissions are well below the industry median and yet it is important we continue to find ways to improve; we are on a mission to go above and beyond legal compliance with environmental regulation. In 2020, we offset our 2019 carbon emissions and achieved carbon neutrality. In 2020 we will continue to offset our carbon emissions by planting Welsh woodland, our net positive goals are here to stay as we deliver positive impact against the Paris Agreement and the UN SDGs
We achieved carbon neutrality in 2019
In 2020 we set net positive goals to deliver shared value to society. Working with SQSTR ltd, in July 2020, we offset our carbon emissions based on our EIC 2019 SECR. We have Gold Standard certification and will be planting welsh woodland for 2020, to continue offsetting our carbon emissions; this is especially exciting as our staff will be able to join in with the planting and it will be local to our headquarters.Find out more
Tackling climate action
GoCo Group remains committed to better understanding our contribution to climate change and working collaboratively with stakeholders to reduce potential impacts. Our environmental policy recognises our responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements.Find out more
My Carbon Manager
We are working with My Carbon Manager to enable employees to identify, understand and reduce their own carbon footprints. We believe helping everyone understand and act upon their own carbon footprint helps bring GoCo’s sustainability agenda to life, and can significantly contribute to a positive environmental impact.
SECR 01 January – 31 December 2020
GoCo Group plc's overall Streamlined Energy and Carbon Report (SECR) Jan-19 to Dec-19 performance is available in our disclosures.Find out more
Responsible Sourcing Policy
Group wide we endeavour to source responsibly and are identifying ways to improve our sourcing policies where this is currently not local; we operate internal annual reviews of procurement processes and are working to educate teams so they are more mindful of the whereabouts of their sourcing, valuing locality over cost savings.Download policy