Hatmill’s net zero strategy starts today

Together, we can create a net zero world

You’ve all read, heard, or talked about climate change and the impact it’s having on our world and society. Change and action is needed now if we are to make a positive difference in the future. We must move to a low-carbon world as quickly as possible and governments, corporations, cities, regions and individuals, must all play their part. To this end, the UK has set a legally binding net zero carbon goal along with other countries, Local Authorities, cities and institutions.

With the spotlight on sustainability issues, people are now looking to organisations to help make a difference. At Hatmill we are committed to creating a more sustainable world and to help us on our net zero journey we’ve joined forces with Flotilla, who provide end to end climate reduction services via its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) platform. We now have a robust understanding of our carbon footprint and what actions we need to take to mitigate it. We have set science-based targets and are currently in the process of creating an action plan to help us get there. If you’d like to find out more, please speak to Aaron Thomas.

Reaching net zero doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a journey that takes some time and there are multiple steps along the way. Working with Flotilla we collected data that has enabled us to produce actionable, evidence-driven insight at both high and granular levels.

Emissions at Hatmill

We’re unusual at Hatmill in that we don’t have offices. Our team either work from client sites or from home so that we can operate the lowest cost to serve and pass on the savings to our clients. So, our lack of ‘bricks and mortar’ means that Hatmill emits no Scope 1 or Scope 2 emissions (emissions directly from the company such as power and electric required for office buildings) and our company owned vehicles are all electric.

We’ve measured the broadest possible range of emissions associated with Hatmill operations. This includes emissions from things we directly control, such as boilers in our homes; emissions from things bought, such as electricity when working from home. The majority of Hatmill’s emissions are indirect, from car travel, overnight accommodation and staff training. Going forward, the team are looking at ensuring all team away days are reached by public transport, virtual meetings are considered where possible and accomodation is booked with sustainable travel booking sites.

Simon Dixon, Founder and CEO of Hatmill said:

“Hatmill’s new sustainability strategy provides a strong, engaging and unified sustainability vision; a great springboard for developing further targets as we begin to report on an annual basis, measuring our progress and sharing our success. The report is a momentous step forward for us and we are excited to get going. Thanks to everyone for sharing their ideas for carbon reduction schemes. As an employee-owned business, everyone at Hatmill has a part to play in achieving our ambitious net zero goal”.

Supporting other businesses on their journey to net zero

As well as embarking on our own net zero journey, we’ve also launched an end-to-end net zero offering supporting supply chain, logistics and warehousing organisations in achieiving their sustainability goals. To find out more about our services, please click here.

“We’re so excited to be partnering with Hatmill on their journey to net zero. Not only does it signify their intent to contribute towards a low carbon future, but it’s a fantastic opportunity to unite employees with a shared vision and purpose, bringing every team member together with a common and personally important goal.”

John Rastrick, CEO at Flotilla

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