Saturday 22nd April 2023
World Earth Day is celebrated every year to bring awareness to the current situation we are facing with climate change. It originated in 1970 in the US when a Senator wanted to ensure that environment and environmental protection was on the national and international agenda. Earth Day is now celebrated in almost 200 countries, who take part in a series of events to help tackle climate change, including aspects of environmental protection such as plastics reduction, climate change, climate literacy, food, environment, conservation and restoration. It has helped put pressure on governments to take environmental issues seriously. It is now one of the largest worldwide events with over a billion people taking part. The theme for World Earth Day this year is #InvestInOurPlanet.
At Osborne Thomas, Earth Day matters to us because we care for our environment and, as an organisation, we aim to minimise our impact on the planet. We are committed to achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050. In order to continue our progress to achieving Net Zero, we have adopted the following carbon reduction targets:
Staff Work 100% Remotely
- The Business have made a strategic decision that all current and future staff will work 100% remotely and there will be no office location.
- The Business operates fully digitally – this means that all our documents are stored via a Cloud Service and anything sent to clients is digital only and we actively encourage clients to view these digitally.
Public Transport for travel (work purposes)
- We love meeting with Clients and candidates regularly online. When we do travel, we ensure to utilise public transport where possible.
Plant a Tree Scheme
- We are delighted to partner with eforests (www.eforests.co.uk) and we have planted a tree in the UK for every month of 2023.
These are just a few of the many things organisations can do to improve sustainability and help tackle climate change one step at a time. For more information on World Earth Day and tips on what you can do to make your organisation more sustainable, please see here: