Carbon Leapfrog (CL) is an environmental charity committed to tackling climate change and supporting sustainable development in our communities, and globally. Carbon Dioxide and greenhouse gas emission reduction is at the heart of what CL is designed to deliver. However, we still recognise that while we work to achieve our charity’s objectives, we do create an environmental impact.
CL actively reviews and monitors our carbon reduction projects, events, transport, waste, procurement, energy and water reduction activities, seeking to continually improve our environmental performance. We encourage our volunteers and stakeholders to do the same.
carbon reduction projects
CL draws upon the core skills of our executive team, trustees and supporters to carefully scrutinise the projects that apply for our support to ensure that the carbon benefit will be meaningful and that all areas of the environment, sustainability and corporate responsibility are taken into account.
CL looks to purchase office equipment and stationery from suppliers demonstrating active environmental policies and/or sustainable practices. We monitor this through questionnaires and checklists that are regularly updated and reviewed.
CL ensures all our events are planned to be as sustainable as possible. We monitor and review venues and caterers by distributing our sustainable venue questionnaire and checklist to potential suppliers. Travelling to and from events will be done in the most environmentally considerate manner, using public transport as the preferred means.
CL team members are encouraged to use public transport when travelling to/from the office, or on business related travel. The head office is positioned in close proximity to public transport links and cycling routes.
energy and water reduction in the office
CL endeavours to work alongside Simmons & Simmons (landlord) to ensure the most efficient energy and water reduction practices are in place, and any changes are effectively communicated to staff.
waste reduction in the office
CL encourages staff to produce less waste, and to reuse and recycle where ever possible. Bins and recycling facilities are provided in the office and are clearly signposted to manage waste segregation. Electrical equipment follows the WEEE guidelines and is responsibly disposed of by the owner. CL will seek to monitor waste efficiency and encourage new initiatives as and when available.
CL will monitor office waste and energy bills in conjunction with Simmons & Simmons and seek to improve on our environmental impact when opportunities become available. New strategies and current policies will be reviewed annually to ensure all efforts towards carbon and emission reduction are in place.