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Carbon offsetting

Carbon neutral since 2012

We work hard to reduce our carbon emissions, but we don’t yet have the technology to deliver projects without burning any fuel. So we offset our unavoidable emissions by investing in carbon-reducing projects overseas.

All the projects we invest in undergo a rigorous assessment to ensure that they achieve measurable and permanent reductions in emissions. We self-declare our carbon neutrality according to PAS 2060 guidelines.

We also choose projects that provide social benefits to local communities, in line with the aims of the Willmott Dixon Foundation.

To offset our 2017 emissions, we invested in the Uganda Borehole Rehabilitation Project.

In 2018, two of our sustainability champions visited the project and witnessed first-hand the impact new water boreholes are having on two villages.

The project works with local communities to identify and repair broken boreholes. This reduces the need for communities to boil water before drinking, preventing the burning of firewood. The project contributes to the United Nations' SDG5 (Gender Equality) and is verified by the Gold Standard. It supports the empowerment of women because they no longer have to walk vast distances to collect water. This gives them time to learn new skills and generate income.

Watch our short film about the Uganda Borehole Rehabilitation Project here.