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Environment

The climate crisis is already affecting the world’s most vulnerable people. That’s why we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

We know we won't be able to protect children from the increasing threat of climate change unless we understand the impact we have on the environment and do what we can to reduce this.

Monitoring our carbon footprint

We have been mapping our carbon footprint since 2011 and publishing results since 2013. We do this by monitoring and collecting data on our gas and electricity usage, water supply and disposal, waste disposal (including recycling), paper usage and business travel for our offices and shops.

Why we do this

We're committed to mapping our carbon footprint each year so that we can better understand the impact of our activities on the environment. By analysing the results we can then identify key areas for improvement and also encourage our staff to be part of our efforts to minimise our environmental impact.

Our actions respond to the feedback of our people, as well as to donor and peer expectations. With children on the frontline of the climate crisis, every action taken helps us to achieve our ambitious goals.

  • All energy used by our UK headquarters building in central London is now derived from renewable sources, and many of our other UK offices are using environmentally friendly ways of working
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme encourages our people to cycle
  • We have created a working group made up of representatives from across our organisation, who meet regularly to continue to develop our environmental commitments.

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