No matter how careful and committed we are to reducing our carbon footprint, we’ll always have some amount of emissions emanating from our ongoing operations. Because of this, Macmillan is committed to using well-vetted carbon offsets, not to avoid being better environmental practitioners ourselves, but to jumpstart our sustainability project, neutralize areas where our impact will take longer, and add to its overall effectiveness.
What is a carbon offset? According to the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change a carbon offset “compensates for unavoidable emissions by allowing you to fund an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere in the world”. At Macmillan, this means selecting carbon offsets from partner organizations that maintain credible standards of third-party verification and auditing.
Read about our Carbon Offsets: