The Sign Group partners with CarbonQuota

The Sign Group has announced it is now working with CarbonQuota to reduce its carbon emissions

Carys Evans
October 16, 2023
The Sign Group has utilised CarbonQuota to assess its carbon emissions and move closer to its net-zero goals

Leeds-based sign manufacturer, The Sign Group, has begun working with carbon footprint assessment specialist, CarbonQuota, to reduce its carbon emissions.

The company, which also owns brands such as NeonPlus and WeLoveLeds, first began partnering with CarbonQuota in July where it had a full carbon footprint assessment as part of its journey towards net-zero.

Keen to demonstrate transparency and to reduce its emissions and in turn support its clients to do the same, The Sign Group wanted an accurate measurement of its carbon emissions from 2021 to 2022. This is to enable the company to identify where it can reduce its environmental impact.

The assessment by CarbonQuota found The Sign Group’s total carbon footprint for the reporting year 2021/2022 to be at 36 tonnes CO2e. The Sign Group’s adoption of 100% renewable energy in 2017 was noted as already having made a significant impact, returning zero contribution to this footprint for electricity.

Grey Hoole, managing director of The Sign Group

Providing an overview of the company’s operational carbon footprint, focusing on energy consumption and processes controlled within the facilities, the assessment gave The Sign Group a baseline from which to mitigate risks and make investments in lower carbon options.

The report includes 30 initiatives for energy efficiency and carbon reduction which gives The Sign Group clear objectives to work towards as a result of the assessment.

Grey Hoole, managing director of The Sign Group, comments: “Over time we have attempted the somewhat daunting task of reducing our environmental impact, such as switching to 100% renewable energy, recycling the majority of our plastic and aluminium waste, and developing lower energy and more robust signage through our UKCA and British Standards Institute (BSI) certified Neonplus products.

“In early 2023, our board and management team felt that it really was time to bite the bullet so to speak. The most logical next step on our sustainability journey was to engage a specialist to accurately measure our operational footprint. It meant we would know exactly where we stood, could transparently report to our customers, and plan ongoing emissions reduction work.”

Hoole concludes by describing CarbonQuota’s analysis as “invaluable” and said the partnership has given The Sign Group the visibility it needs to make informed decisions, reduce its carbon emissions, and move closer to its net-zero goals.

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