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Geographical Association

Geographical Association is the leading subject association for all teachers of geography. Its charitable mission is to further geographical knowledge and understanding through education.
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Highlights

Measure

Location-based total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Head office operations (160 Solly Street, Sheffield S1 4BF)

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Water, Business Travel, Waste, Paper, Homeworking (excluded from footprint)

Reporting Period: 01 Sep 2020 – 31 Aug 2021

24.4 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

2.0 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

22.9 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.9 tC0₂e

Engage

FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.

12

Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 5 SDG.

5

Certification story

Geographical Association is the leading subject association for all teachers of geography. Its charitable mission is to further geographical knowledge and understanding through education.

As part of its commitment, the company has achieved the Planet Mark certification based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. 

Understanding and measuring its carbon footprint is the first step in identifying ways to minimise its impact on the planet. Over the next year, it will be working towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, the company will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Going beyond

Through Planet Mark, Geographical Association has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Geographical Association must reduce emissions by 2.5%.

Aim to reduce carbon emissions by 5% each year

A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.

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