One of our core values at Firefly is that we 'walk the talk'. In other words, we will do as we advise our clients to do, and seek to understand and then minimize our own carbon footprint.
The first step on this journey is always to produce an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions - as the old saying goes, "you can't manage what you don't measure".
We completed our first GHG inventory - a baseline of our emissions footprint during the calendar year 2019 - and published it in early 2020. Click on the cover to open the PDF and read the full report, or head over to our blog to read a summary of our results.
Part of our 2019 action plan was to commit to achieving carbon neutrality for 2020 onwards. As well as taking a number of reduction actions we partnered with TreeEra, a Canadian-based social venture that works to community fund the planting of trees, to fund the planting of 267 mangrove trees in Madagascar. These are anticipated to remove 20 tonnes CO2e from the atmosphere, more than enough to offset our 2020 footprint. You can read about this project here.
Our 2020 inventory and action plan will be published in Q1 2021.