Yorkshire Water delivers carbon literacy course
Yorkshire Water has collaborated with one its framework partners, Galliford Try, to become the first company in the industry to run an accredited Carbon Literacy course.
The course promotes an awareness of climate change, highlights the climate impacts of everyday activities and encourages people to take action in their personal life and at work.
The interactive course provides information on how climate change will affect us and how our actions can have both a positive and negative impact on global warming.
The accreditation came off the back of Yorkshire Water’s first ever “Carbon Week”, which was a week of engagement activities with its colleagues, partners and customers.
More than 200 colleagues and partners participated in a series of workshops and activities, and many others got involved in other ways. During the week the company saved an estimated 28,500kg of carbon through driving efficiencies in water production and changing company travel habits. This will all help towards the company's bold commitment to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.
As part of Carbon Week, Yorkshire Water opened the World’s first ever poo-powered pub in a bid to spread awareness about climate change.
Yorkshire Water’s head of sustainability, Gordon Rogers, said: “I am delighted that we have become the first water company to offer Carbon Literacy training. This has advanced our existing colleague carbon training to the next level as one of many actions we’re taking to deliver the step change that will be required to achieve our commitment to net zero carbon. It highlights once again our commitment to sustainability.
“We have seen from Carbon Week how engaged and passionate our colleagues are about doing their bit to reduce their carbon footprint and I am keen that we will deliver much more of this in the future.”
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