How to tell when a business is walking the walk on climate changeBen Horn
Crystal Doors, a manufacturer in Rochdale I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the past few months, are a perfect example of doing it the right way. Crystal Doors aims to be a carbon neutral organisation by 2022. That’s incredibly ambitious, but they’ve managed to do a large amount of it themselves. Thanks to (largely cash-neutral) investments in energy efficient technology, solar power and biomass heating fuelled by the company’s own wood waste, the factory is now one of the greenest commercial buildings in the country. Excluding emissions in the supply chain, by next year the company’s carbon footprint should be around 70 tonnes – down from 290 in 2016. Any carbon offsetting that’s required to reach net zero by 2022 will be done as ethically as possible, focusing on local initiatives in the UK.