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Rejus Partners With Highland Carbon on the Path to Net Zero

Facilities Management company Rejus, have been hard at work increasing their efforts to become sustainable, with the end goal of reaching carbon neutral across all their operations. Rejus are very proud to announce they have achieved net zero on scope 1 and 2 of company operations.

Rejus have gone as far as it can by investing approximately £50,000 into improving energy efficiency at its head office. The company invested heavily in reducing the carbon in those aspects it could and continues to push hard to monitor and alter its operations, so the resulting required carbon offset was kept to a minimum.

Learn more about the progress Rejus have made to be sustainable by reading their initial announcement article here.

Efforts to increase sustainability have included investing in a 34kw Solar Array at the Doncaster head office for 10 years. An achievement that has both contributed to reducing the carbon emission of the company and saved Rejus money on energy costs over the past decade. What was a simple business decision at the time, ended up being the first major step down a path of increased sustainability.

Through Business Doncaster, Rejus had a carbon footprint report completed under the Decarbonisation Grant Scheme. The company reports that this was an excellent piece of work by EMS Sheffield, which came with a plan and advice on further reducing waste and carbon emissions. Rejus are net zero through further energy efficiency measures they have taken.

Motivated by the impact of the solar panels and many other investments into their operation, these have been further sensible low-cost actions. Progressing from these efforts, Rejus has moved to improve its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects and began searching for a company to work with to help partake in carbon offsetting projects.

The company carefully selected their partner and went with the Doncaster-based Highland Carbon.

Mathew Lynds and Richard ClarkePictured: Mathew Lynds from Rejus and Richard Clarke from Highland Carbon

This business has previously won “Best UK Wide Offsetting Units’ Supplier” in 2021 and 2022 from the Scottish Enterprise Awards. Rejus have highlighted two key reasons for partnering with Highland Carbon. Firstly, they are supporting a business local to their home base in Doncaster, and secondly, because of the reputation of founder Richard Clarke being highly knowledgeable and making great strides for sustainability.

At this stage, the company states they have surpassed what they need to do to offset the carbon they’re producing. Plans are also in place to go further with Highland Carbon and invest in the nature and biodiversity of the fantastic Scottish Highlands, with similar opportunities locally.

To support their CSR efforts, Rejus have put together a page on the Rejus website to track carbon offsetting projects and charity work, aiming to keep visitors to the website fully informed. This transparency is seen as a key step in increasing sustainability efforts. You can view the page here: Rejus Social Responsibility.

Speaking on these recent efforts, Rejus director Mathew Lynds stated:

“Being aware of our impact on the environment, locally, and its global impact is something all businesses cannot ignore…we must personally commit as business owners to doing what's right for future generations, for those people around the world who are suffering because of the effects of our warming climate.

The conclusion, when you look ahead, is that Government will force this one way or another. My advice is to take action now, develop a plan, invest in the plan in small incremental steps, [and] get ahead of the curve."

The company aim to keep us updated with further developments, and the above-linked CSR page and the Rejus blog will keep website visitors informed.

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