Would it make you feel great knowing that your accountant is actively striving to minimize their impact on the environment and by choosing to partner with them would help the planet just a tiny bit more by a tree being planted?
While carbon zero is considered to be today’s benchmark of best practice, which is absolutely Team HB’s aim – carbon positive homes/buildings/developments/businesses will play a massively important role in the future to limit global warming.
HB Accountants are proud to celebrate our Climate/Carbon Positive Business programme. We want to be part of delivering a sustainable future for the spaceship we live on called Earth. We need to continue to think about the environmental impacts of our business and continue to champion positive changes
Carbon positive moves beyond carbon zero by making additional ‘positive’ or ‘net export’ contributions by producing more energy on site than the building requires and feeding it back to the grid. Carbon positive projects can make significant contributions by helping to address the carbon intensity and damaging impacts of past building practices and lifestyles, and by offsetting situations where carbon zero homes are not possible.
One of HB Accountants Corporate Social Responsibility programmes is our Carbon Positive Business (CPB) Programme. We are accountable accountants and are striving to minimize the impact we have on our environment.
CPB Programme – Climate/Carbon Positive Business
We have reduced business travel by encouraging digital meetings, our directors have moved over to fully electric vehicles, we organise a “car share to work” (Covid19 Safety Guidelines permitting).
We use plants in our office to create a more healthy & calming environment to work in.
We provide our team and clients with reusable bags, we have increased the amount of waste we recycle, are moving towards a paperless office and the paper we do use is sourced responsibly using Cowan’s Blue Marble Initiative.
What more can we do to deliver a sustainable future?
To expand what HB Accountants are already doing, the next step is to plant a tree for every new client signed, this is for the planet, for us and for you.
Why a tree? Planting a tree contributes to reducing emissions, these hardy plants work hard to lock up carbon. New trees also open up new habitats for wildlife. At present we are proud to partner with The National Trust and we will plant a sapling, dedicated to you or your business, when you engage with us as your accountant, tax adviser, auditor or payroll provider.
One of the greatest threats to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it – let’s be accountable together.
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