Auto Dealer has been awarded Gold Carbon Literate Organisation accreditation from the Carbon Literacy Challenge (CLP).
It’s the primary FTSE 100 firm to achieve this milestone.
The award recognises that greater than 50% of Auto Merchants colleagues have accomplished devoted Carbon Literacy coaching and changing into licensed as Carbon Literate.
Nathan Coe, Auto Dealer’s chief government officer, mentioned: “We’re extremely proud to have reached this vital carbon literacy milestone because it represents three years of exhausting work and dedication from throughout our enterprise – not solely in implementing and delivering the coaching, but in addition sustaining our shared dedication and fervour for our broader sustainability aims.
“We take our environmental obligations critically, and though we nonetheless have some strategy to go to achieve our carbon targets, we hope we will help others within the course of.”
Driving Carbon Literacy throughout its workforce is only one a part of Auto Dealer’s broader environmental commitments. As of this monetary 12 months, Auto Dealer is a carbon impartial enterprise, having offset all its scope one, two and three carbon emissions. It is usually dedicated to changing into a Web Zero enterprise by 2040 and has submitted its targets to the Science Primarily based Goal initiative, that are within the means of being validated.
Carbon Literacy covers a broad vary of local weather change associated subjects and creates better consciousness of the carbon prices and impacts of on a regular basis actions, in addition to inspiring individuals to cut back their emissions on a person, neighborhood, and organisational foundation.
With each colleague efficiently accredited, an organisation develops its low-carbon tradition and progresses towards changing into a completely accredited Carbon Literate Organisation, reaching key milestones (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) alongside the best way.
Dave Coleman, managing director at The Carbon Literacy Challenge, added: “The fast adoption of low and no-carbon autos is an important a part of the nation’s journey to Web Zero. This requires not simply new forms of autos, however the understanding wanted to purchase, promote and help them, and Auto Dealer’s accreditation of greater than half of its 1000-strong employees physique and the ensuing gold CLO award, is a vastly spectacular achievement and underlines Auto Dealer’s low-carbon management position within the automotive sector.”
Auto Dealer funded and developed the first of its kind Automotive Carbon Literacy Toolkit in partnership with the CLP. It was co-written and designed in shut collaboration with plenty of different automotive retailers and producers, together with Nissan, Marshall Motor Group, Lookers, Motorpoint, AvailableCar, and SYNETIQ.
The toolkit is obtainable for any organisation, of any measurement, working inside the automotive business, and has been developed with the aim of supporting people and companies of their journey in the direction of decreasing their carbon footprint by making the adoption of Carbon Literacy quicker and simpler to realize.
It comprises all the instruments and supplies an organisation requires to coach and accredit its staff in Carbon Literacy, together with tailor-made coaching content material, a coach information, detailed assets, and devoted help from a member of the Carbon Literacy Challenge staff.
On Could 4, Auto Dealer and the CLP shall be hosting an open training day at Auto Trader’s London office. The day is one other alternative for automotive companies to be taught all about the advantages of adopting a low carbon enterprise mannequin, together with the protection and safety of jobs and the wellbeing of colleagues, in addition to the constructive influence on the underside line. By the tip of the session, attendees shall be totally skilled, and eligible to be Carbon Literacy licensed.