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POC Magazine | Carousel Calendars sets eight year target for GHG emissions reduction

Tue 12 Jul 2022 | 02:28 pm GMT
Rob Hutchins | Products of Change Writer

Carousel Calendars has joined the Science based Targets initiative to cut Scopes 1 and 2 GHGs by 46 per cent in next eight years

The parent company of Carousel Calendars, Otter House, and Calendar Club has joined the Science Based Targets initiative to reduce Scopes 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas emissions by 46 per cent in the next eight years. Zebra MTD has been working on improving its environmental impact for several years by setting internal targets to reduce emissions across its entire operations. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute, and the World Wildlife Fund. It’s a programme to help limit global warming to well-below 2ºC above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to cap temperature rises at 1.5ºC. Prior to joining, Carousel had already removed shrink wrap from 65 per cent of its calendars, Otter House had introduced plastic-free jigsaws, and the team had implemented renewable electricity across each of its offices. “Our prior activity has been enormously helpful in setting us up for the initiative,” Steve Plackett, md of Carousel Calendars told Products of Change in the Summer Sustainability Edit launched last month. “It’s important for us to have clear objectives so the company, suppliers, customers, and our staff all know where we are heading. The SBTi focuses on cutting carbon, which is important for us. It takes away concerns about off-setting which troubled us for a year or more.” As part of the initiative, Zebra MTD must onboard at least 50 per cent of its key product suppliers with the SBTi by 2025. “If our suppliers adopt SBTi it means they will be pushing their suppliers, so the whole supply chain reduces its carbon footprint in line with the science-based targets,” explained Steve. “It’s not just our print manufacturers, it’s our major UK and American calendar publishers who supply us in Carousel and Calendar Club, too.” This story was first published in the Products of Change magazine, the Summer Sustainability Edit. To read the original of content like this in the online magazine, click here.
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