Environmental Sustainability

Catgill Woods Skipton

Our ambition

Sustainability is integral to our long-term success. It’s a core aim of JBA to have a positive impact on our colleagues, clients, suppliers, and the local communities and environments in which we work. We’re committed to applying a principles-based approach to business, incorporating The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, and actively contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To help us achieve these aims, we champion sustainability within all our operations and client services. We effectively promote sustainability in all our practices, operations, and business planning.

As a business, we’re probably more aware than most of the impacts of land use change, habitat loss, soil and water degradation, and climate change. We recognise that we’re in a climate and ecological emergency and are committed to taking meaningful action to minimise the environmental impacts of our operations and activities.

Our target

We’ve set ourselves an ambitious, group-wide objective to be a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business by 2040 at the latest. Our goal is to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions as far and as fast as we reasonably can. Aiming to get as close to zero emissions as possible. To ensure our approach is robust, we’ve committed to establishing a science-based net zero emissions reduction target with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Joining the SBTi helps ensure that our approach to reducing our emissions is aligned with what climate science says is needed to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

Our Net Zero Route Map

To reach net zero by 2040 we need to change the way we work, the energy we use, and the resources we consume. Cutting our emissions to zero requires everyone at JBA to work differently, making low carbon a positive choice that informs everything we do.

To support our net zero objective, we’ve published our Net Zero Route Map. This sets out the actions we’ll take to cut our emissions and meet our science-based emissions reduction targets. At the core of our Route Map are ten ‘carbon-cutting priorities’ that represent the key steps we need to take to reach net zero. These priorities give us focus and help us to communicate our net zero ambitions.

Our Route Map and supporting Action Plan are important steps on our journey to net zero. However, we know we don’t yet have all the solutions, and so our Route Map is flexible. We’ll continuously refine and expand our Action Plan as needed to ensure our efforts stay on track.

Want to know more?

For more information, click here to read our Net Zero Route Map document in full.

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We can help you

If you would like to discuss our commitment to sustainability please contact David Revill.

Email David Revill
+44 (0)1675 437750