Crown Records Management have made huge progress against our sustainability strategy in 2022 and will have much more to update you on in the coming year. In the meantime, we wanted to share just some of our highlights from 2022:
Awarded gold EcoVadis sustainability rating
We were delighted to be awarded a gold EcoVardis rating in our first ever assessment, achieving an overall score of 68% which put us in the top 2% in our category. Despite achieving an outstanding 70% in environment, labour and human rights, and ethics, and 50% in sustainable procurement, we are already looking at how we can improve on all four areas of our sustainability performance.
30% reduction in CO2e emissions in 2022
In 2021, along with all Crown UK & Ireland brands, we set ourselves an ambitious net zero target for our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040 against a 2019 baseline with interim targets of 45% by 2025 and 65% by 2030. We are proud to say that we have already achieved a 30% reduction in 2022 through initiatives that included switching all internal and external lighting at our Manchester warehouse to LEDS with sensors, installing solar panels at our Leeds site, and introducing three electric vehicles into our fleet.
Crown UK & Ireland is driving sustainable innovation across all our brands…
How to align records management to net-zero targets
In 2022, Crown Records Management published a white paper to identify how organisations could align records management to net zero targets. The team identified a carbon dioxide equivalent value against a box of records held in one of our facilities, and then the carbon savings possible from completely digitising the whole data management process. The findings are fascinating!
All Workspace moves are now carbon neutral
Crown Workspace launched a carbon neutral relocation service in 2022, offsetting all carbon emissions from client moves through Gold Standard, with their carbon neutral claims made in line with carbon neutrality standard PAS 2060. This service complements work to reduce carbon emissions and supports clients in reducing their Scope 3 emissions in the short term, until further carbon reductions can be made.