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Setting the Carbon Neutral standard

Specialist Window Cleaning sets the Carbon Neutral standard for the industry

Specialist Window Cleaning (SWC) has become a carbon neutral window cleaning company, achieving CarbonNeutral company certification in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.

To achieve this certification, SWC worked with carbon neutrality and climate finance experts, Natural Capital Partners. SWC had an independent assessment of greenhouse gas emissions produced from the company’s day-to-day activities.

Over the last two years, SWC has reduced their emissions as much as possible through a variety of sustainable initiatives, such as renewing vehicles within their fleet with fully electric models when leases expire, eliminating single-use plastic from operations, providing new sustainability training for staff, and committing to employing local people wherever possible. 

To meet their carbon neutral goal, their offsetting programme delivers finance to a portfolio of emission reduction projects. These include the ACRE Amazonian Rainforest Conservation project and several renewable energy projects around the world, supporting the transition to a low carbon global economy. All projects are independently verified to assure emission reductions are occurring.

Chris Thomas, Commercial Director at SWC commented: “Achieving this certification provides transparent, third-party assurance to our clients that with SWC, their window cleaning requirements will have lower impact on the environment and will assist them in achieving their own carbon reduction targets too.” 

Saskia Feast, Managing Director, Global Client Solutions at Natural Capital Partners said: “The voluntary action taken by companies like SWC is accelerating the transition to a net zero economy, delivering impacts and results today according to a well-established and transparent framework of best practice.”

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