Wellington has committed to being carbon neutral in our operations by the end of 2022. To achieve that goal, we are taking a multifaceted approach that includes:
- Prioritizing direct reduction of our activities that generate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scopes 1, 2, and 3)1
- Sourcing renewables for our purchased electricity needs (Scope 2)
- Purchasing high-quality carbon offsets for our remaining emissions (primarily Scopes 1 and 3)
Since establishing a baseline carbon-footprint measurement from 2014 covering our Scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions, we have continued to seek ways of reducing our carbon footprint. Going forward, we will work with existing technologies and methodologies to select high-quality offsets aligned with our broader sustainability goals. As available tools and technologies improve and become economical at scale, we expect to evolve our approach. We will actively support the development of the carbon offset market, incorporating The Oxford Principles for Net Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting, including selecting high-quality offsets, modeling best practices, supporting transparency, and aligning with our clients and industry peers.