Mallon is excited to announce that we are committing to cutting out greenhouse gas emissions as close to zero as possible, with a target date of 2040 to achieve this.
The latest climate science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change clearly shows that to avert the worst impacts of climate change and preserve a liveable planet, global temperature increase needs to be limited to 1.5°C. As set out in the Paris Agreement, to limit warming, emissions need to be reduced by 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.
At Mallon, we want to positively impact the environment and our people, which has driven our desire to commit to a net zero future. This means that we will be taking steps to track, monitor and report on the carbon emissions generated by our business activities in order to develop a net zero strategy.
We recently completed our carbon footprint for the baseline year 2021. This is our first step towards net zero emissions by 2040. Measuring our carbon footprint for the upcoming years will allow us to understand where our emissions are coming from and how to reduce them.
To support the company’s net zero goals, Mallon has appointed Andrew Bennett as Environmental Manager. As Environmental Manager, Andrew will be responsible for monitoring and calculating the company’s carbon footprint, reporting our progress towards net zero, and developing and implementing net zero strategies into the business.
Speaking about his new role, Andrew said, “I am delighted to be working in this role with such a forward–thinking organisation. Mallon is one of the first companies in Mid Ulster and the Irish Geospatial community to set a net zero target, and we hope that other companies in both those areas will follow our lead and set their own net zero targets. Our target for 2040 is ambitious, but with our baseline year set, I am looking forward to the challenge of developing the strategies to achieve our goals.”