Accountancy sets Net Zero goals



RRL has begun its journey to become a Net Zero accountancy practice, as part of an overall sustainability strategy.

RRL has signed up to the Net Zero Accountancy Initiative and will work with climate action platform Net Zero Now to calculate its greenhouse gas emissions as the first step on this journey. It has then created a reduction plan to cut emissions and compensate for any unavoidable emissions before setting a target date to become Net Zero.

The global scientific community agrees that reaching Net Zero is the best chance we have of keeping global warming to manageable levels. Data also shows that consumers are increasingly looking for professional services firms that offer a more sustainable choice and employees are also keen to work for companies that are taking action on climate change. Many accountancy firms want to take action but lack the necessary knowledge and tools to get to Net Zero.

The Net Zero Accountancy Initiative, developed in partnership with Sage, ICAEW, ACCA, AAT and the Good Business Charter, helps businesses achieve Net Zero simply and cost effectively by using sector-specific protocols that set the industry standard.

RRL partner, Steve Maggs, said: “We’re delighted to begin our journey to becoming a Net Zero business. We know our staff, customers and the local community want to see us take action on climate change and understanding the sources of our emissions is the first step.

“We’re determined to reduce our emissions and build a more sustainable future for our business, the local community and ultimately our planet.”

Neil Ross Russell, MD of Net Zero Now, added: “It’s an absolute pleasure to have RRL join us on the journey to becoming a Net Zero business. Every accountancy practice across the UK now has the tools to take action on the climate crisis.”