CBS were embryonic in their sustainability journey when they came to Pawprint.
Sophie, Manjur, Anna and other eco-champions at CBS knew they needed to reduce emissions but they didn’t know where to begin or how.
They also realised that becoming a B Corp was an integral sustainability milestone the business needed to achieve.
CBS’s eco-champions scrutinised elements of their current operation such as their supply chain, products, and services.
What they uncovered was that the majority of their emissions were hiding in Scope 3, more specifically, Scope 3.7 which includes employee commuting (incl. working from home).
Their challenge was twofold:
1. Understand and reduce Scope 3.7 emissions to meet net zero targets and achieve B Corp status, and
2. Engage and motivate a workforce of over 3,000 employees.
They were up for the task!
We ran our Scope 3 Survey for 6 weeks with CBS.
We allowed CBS to gather data on crucial elements such as employee working habits, company equipment, energy usage, and transportation.
CBS met our minimum engagement threshold of 10% along with onboarding an additional 195 users during this period.
Once the survey finished, we provided actionable insights to help them reduce carbon emissions and understand Scope 3.7 a bit more holistically.
Our Scope 3 Survey uncovered a minimum of five-figure annual financial savings for CBS in the realm of Scope 3.7 emissions.
A majority of employees felt it was expected by employers to support WFH emissions.
Most employees heat their homes via gas rather than by electric or “smart” methods.
Smash their B Corp application with Scope 3 insights and data
Provide actionable insights to reduce employee related emissions
Engage their workforce of over 3,000 employees
Understand emissions to support their B Corp application
CBS included working style insights and implementation suggestions from the survey in their B Corp Impact Assessment.
CBS partnered with Tado, a smart thermostat, to better support employees working from home.
Our survey insights helped improve WFH policies, leading to a reduction plan of a 1,500 tonnes of carbon next year.