On Thursday 14th July, ENWCML attended the long-awaited Carbon Literate Organisation Awards Ceremony, where we witnessed the achievements of many organisations from across a whole range of sectors, that have embedded Carbon Literacy. It was a truly inspiring evening.
It was a fantastic event and we enjoyed having the opportunity to officially celebrate our Bronze award which we obtained some time ago. We can now proudly boast that we have achieved our SILVER Award which highlights our organisation’s dedication towards tackling climate change, reducing our organisational carbon emissions, and our commitment to working towards a lower-carbon future.
Carbon Literacy is defined as, “An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis,” and revolves around a day’s worth of learning and action on climate change.
ENWCMLfirst engaged with Carbon Literacy in partnership with Electricity North West Limited, where it developed a course for internal use. As a result of this 70% of staff received the training and we went on to become formally certified as Carbon Literate
Commenting on the award Mark Williamson, CEO, said “We are delighted to have been recognised as a Carbon Literate Organisation and to officially receive our Bronze Award at this year’s awards ceremony. Having also achieved our silver award – just too late to collect at this year’s event – we are now working towards GOLD!. Being a carbon literate organisation means a great deal to us both as a company and to all of our colleagues. The training and support provided is thought-provoking and has challenged us to confront the impact of our carbon emissions. It has led us to make changes to the way in which we operate as a business and for many of us make changes in our lives away from work as well. We are also able to share our learning and experience with our customers and stakeholders to help them on their own carbon reduction journey.”
Take a look at the video our CEO, Mark Williamson produced as part of our submission for the Carbon Literacy Awards: