Green Pledge - Review
In 2021 I signed the "Green Pledge" committing that Renouf Mediation should have as little impact on the environment as possible. Each year I will report on activities and actions against the criteria suggested by the World Mediators Alliance on Climate Change.
Online v In-person Mediations
Over the last year all but 2 mediations have been “online”. All pre-mediation meetings have been conducted "online".
Where travel has been necessary as part of my mediation practice I have on every occasion used public transport. I have flown on one occasion for a mediation. The airline confirms that it makes carbon offset payments in respect of its flights.
Documents and Administration
All of my outgoing correspondence has been digital. I have received no “Hard copy” documents for mediations. I use online support services (eg for banking and payments, video conferencing, DocuSign, Companies House and HMRC) wherever I can. I opt for “paperless communications” with every organisation.
I have printed off a small number of key documents from any mediation bundle.
I 'work' from home and take steps to minimise energy use by purchasing items with low usage ratings, by adding insulation to my home, using thermostats and timers to govern the use of energy. Where I can I purchase “consumables” for the office that may be recycled and re-cycle all waste items that I can. in 2022 purchases of plain paper will be of re-cycled paper.
I have made an assessment of my carbon footprint and paid a Carbon offset to Climate Impact Partners.
I have added the Green Pledge to my website and have added the Green Pledge logo to my e-mail “signature”. I have confirmed on LinkedIn that I have signed the Green Pledge and have added it to my “Licenses and Certifications” on my LinkedIn profile page.
Report and Feedback
I will review my Green Pledge in mid-2023. I am not a "green" expert and welcome any feedback on where I am falling short and where I might do more.