CIRCA5000 | OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

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Impact in Brief • 4 min read 

Our Carbon Footprint

Here’s how much CO2 CIRCA5000 and our community have offset. It’s pretty huge.

This doesn’t surprise us. We know our users want to have an impact outside of their investments alone -- and that they know there are few accessible green alternatives in everyday life. (And that those that exist tend to be disproportionately expensive: Not everyone wants to fork out £40,000 for an electric car.)

Climate experts say global carbon emissions need to reach net zero by 2050 to meet the 1.5°C Paris Agreement global warming target.

Net zero means that for every measure of carbon emitted into the atmosphere an equivalent measure is absorbed from the atmosphere. The good news? Carbon offsetting contributes to net zero strategies.

SO, HOW DO WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS OFFSET THEIR CARBON?

We work with BeZero Carbon, a climate solutions company that independently assesses the carbon offset market using a rigorous system that rates the carbon efficacy and quality of each project. 

Every offset made through CIRCA5000 is informed by the BeZero Carbon Rating framework, and our offsets are retired after purchase to remove them from circulation and lock in their impact.

WE ALSO ASSESSED AND OFFSET OUR FOOTPRINT AS A COMPANY THIS YEAR

In collaboration with BeZero, we calculated our annual carbon footprint for CIRCA5000 as a company. Our 2020/21 footprint was 33 tonnes of CO2. That’s the equivalent of 65,911 pizzas being delivered by moped. 

We offset our carbon emission by getting involved with four different projects: 

  • Helping protect peatland habitats in Indonesia
  • Helping protect rainforests in Colombia
  • Supporting a project to generate electricity from waste in South Korea
  • Backing a scheme to reduce nitrous oxide in Egypt

Want to learn more about how we assessed and offset our carbon footprint? 

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