Earlier this year, 158 people working for B Corps across the UK came together in climate action, making simple pledges to do some of our Do Actions as their new year’s resolutions.
Here’s a brief summary of the impact they clocked up together.
First things first, the most popular actions were:
- Clothes call: together, 1721 items of unwanted clothing were donated to charity shops
- Eat up: together, 8,058 meals worth of food waste were avoided
- Veg out: together, 446 chickens-worth of meat were saved
Two months after recording their pledges (and right in the midst of COVID-19 lock down), users returned to confirm that they’d successfully completed 46% of all pledges, with varying levels of success – as shown below.
Perhaps most importantly, the vast majority of those pledges turned into long term habits. That’s what we like to see.
Ben @ Bikmo – pledged to do Put a lid on it:
”Putting a lid on pots and pans is just habit and awareness, now I do it I can’t imagine I will stop. Also, an added bonus is that my tiles by the cooker stay much cleaner now.’
Together, these successful pledges clocked up annual savings of 37 tonnes of carbon, which is as much as is emitted by taking 515 flights from Manchester to Heathrow.
Talking of flights, the Do Action that clocked up the most impact was Get grounded, with four people clocking up a whopping 5 tonnes of carbon together, through giving up a total of just 6 short haul flights.
Last but not least – three B Corps deserve a special mention:
- Bikmo, for completing the most pledges per employee.
- Green Element, for making the most pledges per employee.
- Danone for saving the most carbon overall – clocking up 3,960 kgCO2 savings between their UK team members.
Teresa @ Bikmo pledged to do Cheesed off:
“Do Nation makes you THINK more about what you do and eat, rather than just going through life with shut eyes. Also, it’s great to keep the conversation between your team mates. Spread the word for a better world!”