At the end of 2022, Paul became the first Optimum employee to complete The Carbon Literacy Project accreditation. Optimum have committed that all employees and key associates gain accreditation as part of our ESG objectives.
Scotland has set a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. To achieve this target, communities, businesses and organisations across all sectors will need to play a significant part in the transition to a low carbon Scotland.
Carbon Literacy provides knowledge and skills around the climate crisis, and what we can do about it, helping individuals and organisations to play their part in Scotland’s drive for net-zero.
“Becoming carbon literate is important for me personally, as it helps me better understand the causes of the climate crisis and the role I can play as an individual, as well as a business owner, to make a positive impact to tackle climate change. It adds a level of credibility when I am talking to other business owners about tackling net-zero that I understand the key challenges and opportunities”
Along with our accreditation, Paul was supported to produce a personal action plan, outlining his own commitments to tackling climate change. This included habits and behaviours as an individual, such as recycling and personal travel, as well as in the workplace, such as setting sustainability at the heart of our business, and influencing clients and suppliers to make similar commitments.
Find out more about about the Carbon Literacy Project at: The Carbon Literacy Project