Today at COP25, the UN Climate Change Conference, Adam Smith International, together with over 500 Certified B Corporations announced their public commitment to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to reach the critical 1.5 degree trajectory leading to net zero by the year 2030. A good 20 years ahead of the 2050 target set in the Paris Agreement!
We are incredibly proud to be part of this global community of Certified B Corporations, and also the largest group of businesses to ever make a commitment like this. As a B Corp, we are committed to building an economic system whose purpose is to create shared and durable prosperity.
The target we are affirming today at COP25 as a B Corp community is 2030, but that doesn’t withhold us as a company to try and go beyond that! As a company, we will aim to become net zero emissions by 2025.
Some of the ways that we are taking tangible action include:
- Measure our carbon footprint and other critical environmental indicators across all our offices and seek ways to accelerate our carbon reduction;
- Reduce international flights and offset some of those unavoidable flights through our partnership with Climate Care, the highest scoring B Corp in the UK (just ahead of ASI);
- Integrate environmental management across our portfolio of projects through a dedicated and global team of environmental champions and environmental management project action plans;
- Publish an annual ASI Environmental Report which explain how, and to what extent we are reaching our environment goals
Today is an affirmation of our commitment to collective and immediate action to halt and reverse the current climate trajectory. We not only encourage our community of B Corps, but all businesses to champion meaningful climate solutions to secure the health of people and our home planet for future generations.