Environmental consultancy ADAS has been chosen as an approved UK consultancy partner for the Carbon Disclosure Project
24 January 2011, News release from ADAS UK Ltd
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a major international initiative set up to promote awareness of climate change impact and collect relevant data, has chosen ADAS, the UK's leading environmental consultancy to join their global alliance of businesses working towards a unified response to climate change.
CDP accepts a limited number of partners to join their consultancy programme each year, an affirmation of the very high standards to which ADAS work and its exceptional reputation in the industry.
To meet CDP's criteria, ADAS had to demonstrate a commitment to working with the project to encourage high quality disclosure of climate change related data from global corporations and provide references from CDP responding companies.
CDP requires more focus than measurement and target setting; crucially the organisation looks for actual achievements in emissions reduction. Businesses who work with CDP are challenged to focus on ownership of key decisions and ongoing reviews of the strategies they have employed.
Paul Dickinson, Executive Chairman with CDP said: "We are very pleased to invite ADAS to join the CDP consultancy partners programme. Their leading edge work on carbon footprint analysis and devising solutions to problems caused by climate change dovetails well with our ethos and objectives. I am delighted to welcome them as a CDP UK consultancy partner."
The CDP is regarded as a highly effective mechanism that encourages organisations to think in detail about their Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, the risks associated with climate change, the strategies to deal with these risks and preparations for a low carbon future.
A large part of ADAS's work focuses on assessing carbon footprints of products and organisations helping to identify carbon hotspots in production processes and supply chains and working to improve risk management and the communication of GHG emissions improvement strategies.
Richard Laverick, Director of Corporate Sustainability at ADAS said:
"ADAS is very proud to be a partner of the Carbon Disclosure Project, being chosen is an endorsement of the expertise and capabilities we have in helping organisations across a wide range of industries and sectors respond to the challenges of climate change.
"As a business we have made great progress with organisations and have established the foundations for reliable reporting and action. We can demonstrate a very real understanding of the issues organisations face as they battle to comprehend the extensive impacts of climate change and how best to respond and adapt."
Enabling greater understanding of emissions by everyone has been a positive motivator across ADAS.
As part of this efficiency drive ADAS invested resources into the development of an intranet site which allowed everyone within the organisation to see in detail GHG emissions data for the whole of ADAS. While a time-intensive resource for the in-house team to develop, once operational it has enabled people to think about carbon issues seriously.
This has led to changes in behaviour specifically concerning business travel and teleconferencing, energy usage and overall operational efficiency. It has enabled stakeholders to visualise the problem and encouraged responsibility and importantly it has helped to make the returns to CDP an easier process.
"The CDP has an excellent framework, their process addresses identification of risks and opportunities, awareness of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, responsibilities, reports and monitoring targets and importantly actual achievements."
"Becoming a CDP partner demonstrates our long standing relationship with the project and the benefits we ourselves feel have accrued from making an annual return to the CDP."
You can find a link to the ADAS case study available on the CDP website.
For further information please email ADAS UK Ltd