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Calculating our

Our carbon footprint is a
measurement of the greenhouse
gases that are emitted as a result
of our activities. We continuously
collect detailed information about
all aspects of our operations, and
use government published ‘emission
factors’ to calculate the amount of
greenhouse gases that have been
released into the atmosphere as a
result. A carbon footprint is expressed
in tonnes of CO2.

carbon footprint

Progress Report 2015

Brightgroup carbon footprint (tCO2e)*
7

6
200

Total emissions

5
150

4

3

100

2
50
1

0

0
2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Emissions per FTE

4

250

In a business that’s growing as fast
as ours, it makes sense that our total
carbon footprint might rise each year.
So to get a clearer understanding of
the carbon intensity of our business
we divide the total figure by the
average number of staff in each year,
to calculate CO2 per FTE (full time
equivalent). This helps us to see the
real impact of our carbon reduction
activities year on year.
*All carbon footrprints restated in line with Defra
guidelines, 2013.

THE LITTLE THINGS:

We donate old stationery and craft materials to Gloucestershire
Resource Centre, who use it in schools.