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By 2030, we will have reduced our carbon emissions by 10% on a baseline of 2023. This equates to a figure of 10.27 tonnes CO2e .

WORKING TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

ZooLab is embarking on a journey to net Zero by 2045 (hopefully sooner!) in line with Scottish Government targets.

We work all across the UK, so fuel will be our main obstacle in reducing Scope 3 emissions. We have yet to find a feasible quick solution, but we aim to explore electric/hybrid vehicles in the future.

Presently, we are focusing on upgrading the efficiency of animal enclosures, reducing waste and water usage, recycling equipment, and reducing the footprint of office-based staff. 

As part of a Scope 1/2 emissions review - we have already installed solar panels at our Head Office.

Areas such as environmental & conservation projects locally and internationally will remain key focus areas.

ZooLab Ranger Anna
ZooLab Ranger Anna
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Giant African land snail

“ZooLab's steps to tackle climate change and focus on sustainability will positively influence our audiences and act as a call to action for future generations."

DIANE MATHISON | ZOOLAB MD

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OUR COMMITMENTS:

REDUCE OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT BY 100%

We aim to achieve this by 2043, using UK-centered green and blue carbon offsetting projects

REDUCE OUR TRAVEL EMISSIONS BY 100%

By the end of FY 2045, we will reduce our business travel emissions by 100 % compared to now. 

REDUCE MILAGE AND INCREASE EFFICIENCY

We manage field diaries using route optimisation ensuring the lowest mileage for each journey.

PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY IN OUR WORKSHOPS

Be environmental stewards by upholding our values of sustainability through our positive workshops.

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A worker installs solar pannels at ZooLab headquarters

REDUCE ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY 10%

By the end of FY 2030, we will reduce our electrical usage by 10% compared to the current baseline. 

ACHIEVE 100% PAPER RECYCLING BY 2025

As well as recycling paper, we'll reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill by the end of 2030. 

MAINTAIN AND REDUCE TRAVEL EMISSIONS

Maintain low emissions and provide a car allowance to ensure vehicles run as efficiently as possible. 

MEASURE EMISSIONS IN DIFFERENT AREAS

To measure emissions from purchases and animal husbandry by the end of FY 2024. 

"We feel a responsibility to teach this subject area honestly and with empowerment, reducing climate anxiety in young children.”
DIANE MATHISON | ZOOLAB MD

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A young girl blows a dandelion

Our Net Zero Plan details our strategy for reducing GHG emissions over the next six years and beyond, sets out a clear timetable, and identifies the responsibilities and internal resources required to deliver the plan. 

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Where we're at. 
And where we're going.

102.7 

tCO2e

2023 baseline

92.43

tCO2e

2030 target

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ZooLab's 10 areas of
improvement for sustainability

  • Electricity

  • Gas use 

  • Transport 

  • Waste

  • Water 

  • Employee commuting 

  • Business travel 

  • Procurement 

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Field operations support

Our NEW Climate Crusaders workshop teaches pupils to care for the planet.
Learn about ecosystems, global warming, pollution effects and sustainability!

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