The RSPB’s licensing division has detailed new efforts to reduce its scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions with a call to action to its licensing and supply chain partners to become more carbon conscious.
In a move to reduce its own footprint while making preparations for plans to introduce compulsory carbon monitoring for all businesses over the next few years, the UK wildlife charity is asking its partners to consider more sustainable methods of energy use, transport, and production or manufacturing processes.
“These are some key areas to consider in this, whether it’s switching to renewable energies, introducing car share or cycle to work schemes for employees, or making transportation of products more efficient,” said Louisa Skevington, product licensing manager at the RSPB.
“It would be good to hear what you are doing to reduce, and monitor, carbon as a company. Please get in touch with ideas on how we could work together.”
In an update to licensing partners, the RSPB detailed its plans alongside a run through of some of the latest developments across its partner portfolio. In the toy space, Playpress has now launched the first of two RSPB 3D Building Playsets, while Peers Hardy has released a collection of five adult watches and three children’s watches featuring illustrations of birds and wildlife. The watches are made from recycled metal while the straps are made from sustainable PU and coloured with water-based inks.
On the Corporate Partnership side, the RSPB has also launched a three-year strategic partnership with the Co-Op. An initial £1m investment in 2023 generated by sales of Co-Op compostable carrier bags will support two Peatland Code registered projects to enable to ongoing restoration and long-term management of over 300 hectares of RSPB-owned peatland across Wales and Scotland.
These projects will also be supported by National Peatland Action Programme in Wales and Peatland Action in Scotland and will help avoid the emission of the equivalent of 40,000 tonnes of CO2 while protecting the precious habitats that threatened species rely on.