In addition to working with our staff to help our offices become more environmentally friendly, we often set targets for the business as a whole.
Since we started offsetting carbon emissions in 2006, we've expanded the practice from the UK, to involve other offices in Europe. We were pleased to become carbon neutral across Europe in 2007. Our next target, which is to do the same on a global scale, is on track to be achieved in 2009.
As of 2008, all the energy we use in the United Kingdom is taken from renewable sources. We're now committed to encouraging the energy market to do the same.
We're working with several of our suppliers to develop products and solutions that help them reduce their carbon emissions.
Our Environmental Management System (EMS), which was certified as meeting ISO 14001 standards in 2004, monitors and controls our company-wide carbon emissions. Our aim is to meet the EMS guidelines at 100% across the globe.