Transline Group achieves carbon neutral status
The group is thought to be the only large provider agency in the UK to achieve carbon neutrality.
Transline Group was keenly aware of the impacts of climate change on the business, and worked with The Carbon Neutral Company, over a 12-month period to measure the carbon footprint of the business and its UK premises.
The resulting report uncovered that company owned vehicles represented more than half of the total footprint (54%), while the most significant emissions from business premises relate to electricity use which represents 11% of the footprint.
Lara Watson, company director at Transline Group, said, “The senior management team at Transline has a genuine social conscience and by making this commitment to addressing environmental issues and taking action as a business to become carbon neutral, we are aiming to effect real change for us and our clients.
"We were already taking steps to minimise our impact – including recycling, installing energy efficient lighting, maximising energy settings on our PCs and laptops, investing in driver training technology and introducing several procurement policies to save energy, such as limiting the engine size of our company vehicles.
“By working with The Carbon Neutral Company to measure our carbon footprint, we’ve been able to take account of the impact of what we were doing as a business, and then make further improvements across the board to ensure we are optimising our ability to be environmentally responsible.”
"Transline has made changes in all areas of the business including appointing green champions, and raising awareness of small changes, such as turning off lights and adding heater thermostats, that can make such a big difference.
"The group has also implemented driver training with a specific focus on fuel efficiency and safety, and has heavily invested in a mobile LGV drive simulator, so all aspects of driver training can be conducted within this innovative technology rather than on the open road, resulting in little or no emission usage.
"As a result of these efforts to attain carbon neutrality, the company has been able to support two projects through carbon dollar off-setting, in Malaysia and Brazil."