Aligra announces carbon neutral status

By Nick Batten on 10 March, 2022

Swindon recruitment agency Aligra has been certified carbon neutral by offsetting over 43 Tonnes (43,000kg) of CO2e. 

Working closely with Carbon Neutral Britain, the firm has offset its total 2021 carbon footprint, covering scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. This important first step in Aligra’s climate strategy proves its commitment to tackling the climate crisis head-on. 

Aligra now invests in verified carbon offset projects around the UK and globally – these projects include renewable energy (wind and solar), reforestation and forest protection and education in greener technologies. 

Mark Neilson, Managing Director at Aligra, said, “as a business, we are conscious that we can make significant reductions in our own carbon emissions. It’s a start, it’s a first step and hopefully in the years ahead we can make even more changes that will help. I think all businesses have a responsibility to make sure they’re reducing their emissions and putting the environment on their agenda’s. The urgency of the climate crisis means we need to pull every lever that we have available to us, and for now, that includes offsetting.” 

Mark continued, “To ensure we do this in the best way possible, we have focused on investing in only the highest quality carbon offset projects, verified to reduce emissions while also providing extra benefits like jobs in local communities, or protecting biodiversity.” 

Climate change is already happening, and it’s detrimental to human life, too. The last seven years have been the warmest on record and global temperatures are likely to rise 1.5 degrees celsius over the next two decades. 

Andy Rowlatt, Executive Director at Aligra, added, “This is an exciting development for the business and shows that we are at the forefront of the recruitment sector in terms of sustainability and social responsibility.”

Aligra is an award-winning specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent staff and on-site services to the Logistics, Professional and Executive and Automotive sectors throughout the UK. 

Aligra can be contacted on 01793 512635 or info@aligra.co.uk or by visiting www.aligra.co.uk / www.aligra.co.uk/climate