Our pledge to be Carbon Neutral in 2021

Sherlock Recruitment – Our quest to be Carbon Neutral

As a socially and environmentally responsible business Sherlock Recruitment has made a pledge to become carbon neutral in 2021. This means that we as a company are conscious of any negative impacts we may have on the environment. Ireland is falling significantly behind target on commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement. According to the 2019 Climate Change Performance Index, Ireland is the worst performer in Europe and among the worst performers globally. Carbon emissions are dangerous in that they threaten the livelihood of our planet, animals, humans, and ultimately, life as we know it. Sherlock want to do their part to help combat this crisis and significantly reduce our carbon emissions in any way we can.

Our efforts in becoming carbon neutral as a business:

  • All stationary/supplies/cleaning materials made from eco-friendly materials.
  • Paperless modes of communication
  • Hybrid company vehicles
  • energy supplied from a renewable source, planned installation of solar panels in Q2 of 2021
  • A rated triple glazed windows.
  • motion censored LED lighting in the office
  • carpooling/use of public transport on necessary business trips
  • reusable utensils i.e. reusable company water bottles
  • Insulated plaster boarding throughout our offices
  • Insulated Ceilings
  • Boiler upgrade and state of the art heating system

In our office space, we do our utmost to reduce our carbon footprint, reuse anything that we can and recycle all materials. We encourage our staff to keep up these practices at home especially since many of our staff to work remotely currently due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Small impacts individually make a large impact overall. 2021 sees us become carbon neutral, could 2022 see us become carbon negative?