Net Zero Week

08.07.2024 2 min read

Introduction to Net Zero Week

As we approach Net Zero Week, taking place from 6th-12th July, we are reminded of the critical importance of transitioning to a net-zero carbon economy as soon as possible.

Temple’s Commitment to Net Zero

At Temple, we are unwavering in our commitment to achieving net-zero emissions. As a purposeful business and B Corp, we focus on our impact beyond our operations and delivering meaningful change to our clients.

Climate change is one of our 6 material impact areas, and we are committed to operational net zero by 2030.

We are signatories of the Home | Pledge to Net Zero a scheme covering our sector, which helps with guiding us, shared learning and transparency.

Achievements and Initiatives


  • In 2023 we reduced our carbon footprint by 33% (90t). We need to continue to eliminate at least 25t per year to hit our net zero target.
  • We double offset our residual operational emissions, through international carbon credits (PAS2060) and UK pending issuance biodiversity improvement.

But, and it’s a big but, operationally we have a relatively small footprint and our greatest opportunity for impact is in working with our clients, for example:

  • Managing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), ensuring scheme decarbonisation.
  • Partnering with local authorities to develop low-emission transport strategies.
  • Assisting clients in decarbonisation strategies and transition to renewable energy sources.
  • Critical friend and getting out of our lane. Sometimes we are just annoying and make suggestions that aren’t directly in our scope of work. We make no apologies for this, it’s a climate emergency not a nice to have.

Call to Action

This post is not supposed to be a brag. We have talked about our efforts as a way to encourage businesses to re-double efforts.

A week after a general election with little meaningful commitment to net zero and when AI processing carbon impact is becoming known (Google announced a 48% increase in emissions!) we all need to do better.

We believe that we can do better.

We see Net Zero week as an opportunity to reflect, re-energise and collaborate.

If you would like to talk to us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. But most importantly focus on eliminating those CO2e emissions with or without our help.

Key Contacts

Iain Audus Head of Sustainability and SHEQ