Paving the Path to Net Zero: Our Commitment to Sustainability is working…

Paving the Path to Net Zero: Our Commitment to Sustainability is working…

At Place Group, we are committed to the fight against climate change. To achieve climate neutrality, we must measure what we emit and then reduce those emissions. Even with our best efforts to reduce, daily activities and business operations will result in unavoidable emissions. This is why offsetting, only after measuring and reducing, is currently a key factor to reduce carbon emissions.

2023 Commitment

Last year, to certify all our efforts and commitments towards net zero, we joined the United Nations Climate Change Now (UNCCN) initiative, a platform that encourages and supports organisations to track and evidence their progress towards reaching their sustainability goals by 2050. We obtained a Silver in the ‘Contributing’ category and committed to continuing our efforts this year.

2024 Assessment

Climate neutrality is a three-step process, which requires individuals, companies, and governments to: measure their climate footprint, reduce their emissions as much as possible, and offset what they cannot reduce with UN certified emission reductions. As part of our efforts, we have:

  • Conducted an internal audit: to identify and target our main sources of CO2e emissions. This allowed us to gain insight into the amount of greenhouse gas we were producing yearly as a company.
  • Offset measured emissions: we continued our contribution towards a major UK reforestation project verified by the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard), which commits to planting native British trees in schools in the South East region, creating long-term carbon capture points.
  • Completed an annual report: outlining our actions and commitments to combat climate change, which was submitted to the Climate Neutral Now board. After reviewing our responses and evidence, the board provided us with a score across three areas: Measuring, Reducing & Contributing.

We are delighted to share that the company, and critically Place Group people, have reduced our emissions by 20% from 2022 to 2023.

The United Nations has assessed our carbon footprint certificate, offsetting commitment, and updated report. It has recognised our achievements in 2023 and approved our continued participation in its Climate Neutral Now campaign.



Making a Difference

We successfully reduced our combined footprint from 6 tCO2e in 2022 to 5 tCO2e in 2023 and we have funded the planting of 5 trees to offset our emissions.

We extend our gratitude to our team for their exceptional efforts in completing their carbon footprint assessments. Their dedication has allowed us to accurately confirm our carbon footprint and commit to offsetting our emissions.

A Sustainable Tomorrow

Our targets and ambitions are continuously reviewed and amended to ensure that we are always doing the most we can to protect the environment.

We are in the process of exploring more third-party verifications, including ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and becoming a B-Corp.


As founding members of TEEAM, we are proudly dedicated to driving the UK’s decarbonisation agenda and ensuring the successful achievement of net zero targets.

If you are interested to learn more about how we can help your organisation achieve net zero, please get in touch with our team today.