Bettys and Taylors becomes a certified CarbonNeutral® company

In 2019 our tea and coffee range achieved CarbonNeutral® certification and last month we became a certified CarbonNeutral® company, covering all of Bettys & Taylors operations. Both mark the culmination of many years work to reduce our emissions and establish carbon offsetting projects that directly benefit people and communities within our supply chain.

Carbon neutral is a term used to describe the actions of an organisation, business or individual to remove as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they put it. The overall goal of carbon neutrality is to have a carbon footprint that is net zero.

To become a carbon neutral company we measure the carbon footprint for our business operations, including all emissions from our tea and coffee factory, our Bakery, warehousing and six Bettys branches. This includes purchased electricity and gas, transportation and distribution in our own vehicles or third-parties on our behalf, business travel and waste. Because all data is recorded in different metrics – whether it be transport miles, gas and electricity used, or waste disposed of – it’s converted into equivalent emissions. We report these in tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2-eq).

We continually work to minimise our footprint, and to balance any emissions we can’t avoid we’ve set up or support projects that generate carbon credits. We’ve chosen to offset in a way that directly supports the people we depend upon for our tea and coffee.

Our footprint, internal emission reductions and carbon reduction projects are all validated, verified and monitored by independent third parties in accordance with the globally recognised CarbonNeutral® protocol.

More information on our commitment to carbon neutrality, along with data on our carbon footprint, and how we’ve minimised and balanced our emissions, can be found here.

 

April 2020