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Climate Action Strategy

As a step towards balancing and ultimately neutralising the organisations environmental impact, Moreton & Partners Limited engaged with Carbon Neutral Britain in December 2023, with the ambition to measure and offset the total organisation emissions – to become Carbon Neutral.

“We are delighted to partner with Moreton & Partners Limited to help identify and offset their environmental impact for 2023 and beyond.” James Poynter, Director – Carbon Neutral Britain

In the UK, businesses account for over 85% of total GHG emissions – making corporate action the number one priority in helping stop climate change. It was therefore a leading company objective to push forward with our programme. In April 2024, the Practice offset it’s carbon footprint to become certified as a Carbon Neutral Business by Carbon Neutral Britain. As certification was awarded by an external organisation, we believe that it provides assurance to all interested parties that the carbon neutral claim is robust and credible, following calculation using the ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol Emissions Standard principles of relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency and accuracy.

Through the Carbon Neutral Britain Climate Fund™, Moreton & Partners Limited has offset its total carbon emissions through internationally certified carbon offsetting projects. Certified via the Verra – Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), the Gold Standard – Voluntary Emission Reductions (VER) or the United Nations – Certified Emission Reductions (CER) programmes, the projects have also been selected based on their direct and indirect impact around the world – not just in offsetting, but also in supporting education, employment and clean water, as well as having net positive impact on the local wildlife and ecology.

As the three largest, and most regulated voluntary offsetting standards used by organisations and even countries in their emissions reductions – all measurements and tonnes of CO₂e offset are accurate, and verified.

An example of projects supported include:

The UK Government amended the Climate Change Act 2008 in 2019 by introducing a target of at least a 100% reduction in the net UK carbon account (i.e. reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990 levels) by 2050. This is otherwise known as the ‘Net Zero’ target.

To aid in this target, UK suppliers to government contracts are required to meet the requirements of Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/21, by providing a Net Zero Carbon Reduction Plan.

In addition to calculating Scope 1, 2 and a subset of Scope 3 emissions in tCO2e for the six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol, the Practice has committed to achieve net zero by 2050 as outlined in our Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP). To achieve a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030, Moreton & Partners Limited is required to reduce its emissions by 19.22 tCO2e over the next 7 years.

“By accurately measuring, offsetting and committing to annually reduce emissions 7.14% by 2030,

Moreton & Partners Limited is not only Carbon Neutral, but in alignment with both Science Based and UK Government targets for Carbon Emissions Reductions”. James Poynter, Director – Carbon Neutral Britain