EZ business achieves carbon neutrality

A business on the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone has been officially verified as carbon neutral.

RKMS Group, which is based at The Pavilions, has been accredited as reaching carbon neutrality standard PAS 2060 by Centre for Assessment Ltd, a leading UKAS accredited Certification Body.

PAS 2060 is a publicly available standard for carbon neutrality and is the only internationally recognised standard that enables businesses to demonstrate carbon neutrality claims.

There are five main stages to carbon neutrality, starting with defining the scope of the inventory, through to measuring your carbon footprint by recording your activity or usage data. This follows by reducing your emissions in the areas of the business with the biggest impact, then offsetting any residual emissions into carbon credits. The fifth and final stage is to document everything. You have to publish a Qualifying Explanatory Statement (QES), maintain a GHG inventory and keep evidence of your emissions.

The RKMS Group has been reducing its carbon footprint for a number of years and have developed an online platform that allows clients to comply with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as a host of internationally recognised standards. The platform has saved in excess of 100 tCO2e through reduced travel and reduced use of paper. It also has the benefit of improving our teams work life balance. 100 tCO2e is equivalent to 230 times around the world in car miles or 25Bn plastic straws!

RKMS Group provide consultancy support to organisations to achieve certification to international standards such as ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental, ISO 45001 H&S, ISO 27001 Information Security & PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality, as well as providing training in statutory requirements such as Health and Safety, First Aid and Fire Safety.

To find out more visit www.rkmsuk.co.uk