Medicash achieves 5% reduction in CO2 emissions for 2012


Health cash plan provider Medicash is continuing its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, after achieving its 5% reduction target for 2012. A report by Planet Positive, which works with UK organisations to help them achieve their sustainability goals, showed that the Liverpool-based provider’s carbon footprint came in at 132.87 tCO2e (tonnes of CO2 equivalent). The figure was reached by measuring the company’s waste disposal, mileage for business travel and electricity use from October 2011 to September 2012.

An emission summary for Medicash also showed that its carbon intensity was relatively low (1.77 tCO2e) per employee, when compared to companies of a similar size assessed by Planet Positive (3.93 tCO2e per employee).

Medicash CEO, Sue Weir, said: “As a business, Medicash is committed to being a leader in sustainability within the sector, and we are delighted to have reduced our carbon footprint by such a large extent.  This has been achieved by implementing an employee engagement programme to raise awareness of our commitment to reducing our carbon emissions, which we hope will help to reduce the personal carbon footprints of our employees, and help us to hit our sustainability targets going forward.”

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