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Climate change: Sustainable Acoustics commit to 2030 Net Zero target

Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from Sustainable Acoustics will reach Net Zero by 2030, under the terms of our commitment to drastically reduce the environmental impact of our business.

Managing Director, Peter Rogers said “Taking this step is essential if we are to lead to way, and show others in businesses how it can be done. In doing so we are embracing our vision to make things better using acoustics, and those who use our services can do so in the knowledge that we are giving the climate emergency the urgent attention it deserves, 20 years ahead of the UK target."

Katherine Howlett-Davies, Sustainability Manager, said "the government's failure to act to address the global climate and ecological crisis is the greatest moral failure of our time. The government’s Net Zero by 2050 target is insufficient, as it does not take account of feedback loops and will not limit global temperatures to 1.5 degree of warming. While the government dithers on policy, we have chosen to take concerted action now to dramatically reduce our carbon emissions from fossil fuels, and we urge all businesses to do the same."

Publication of the IPCC 'Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees' in October 2018 and the IPBES 'Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystems ' compelled Sustainable Acoustics to make a full assessment of their GHG emissions, scope 1,2 and 3, and this assessment has been an important first step in identifying how we can make science-based reductions. Excellent records of energy use, utilities and travel have been kept by our team over the past five years, and these enabled the business to visualize our energy use since 2015.

Sustainable Acoustics have included GHG emissions from a wide range of Scope 3 sources, including employee commuting, business travel, electrical transmission, water use and treatment, waste, composting and landfill, to give a full picture of our impact.

Our Sustainability Report, due for publication imminently, details our carbon emissions and our Action Plan to Net Zero 2030 is due for publication in April 2020 and we will share every step of the way on our blog.

We love helping businesses on their own sustainability journey. If you want to know how to measure your environmental impact or make a commitment to Net Zero 2030, please get in contact via 01962 858 800


1. The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C (SR15) was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 8 October 2018. The report, approved in Incheon, South Korea, includes over 6,000 scientific references, and was prepared by 91 authors from 40 countries.

2. The Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services was published on 6 May 2019 by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), an independent intergovernmental body, established by member States in 2012. The objective of IPBES is to strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development.

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