The RSPB’s licensing division has detailed new efforts to reduce its scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions with a call to action to its licensing and supply chain partners to become more carbon conscious. In a move to reduce its own footprint while making preparations for plans to introduce compulsory carbon monitoring for all businesses over the next few years, the UK wildlife charity is asking its partners to consider more sustainable methods of energy use, transport, and production or manufacturing processes
On the Corporate Partnership side, the RSPB has also launched a three-year strategic partnership with the Co-Op. An initial £1m investment in 2023 generated by sales of Co-Op compostable carrier bags will support two Peatland Code registered projects to enable to ongoing restoration and long-term management of over 300 hectares of RSPB-owned peatland across Wales and Scotland. These projects will also be supported by National Peatland Action Programme in Wales and Peatland Action in Scotland and will help avoid the emission of the equivalent of 40,000 tonnes of CO2 while protecting the precious habitats that threatened species rely on.