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Paragon launches AutoCarbon carbon footprinting programme

Leading provider of transformational business services, Paragon, has announced that now, every contracted client will be automatically enrolled into its carbon footprinting programme, called AutoCarbon.

AutoCarbon is part of the company’s proprietary Carbon Calculator. The programme provides its clients with an accurate carbon footprint calculation based on their spend with Paragon annually, starting with 2021/22 as the benchmark year. The footprinting methodology uses the company’s verified Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, and it achieves a much more accurate emissions calculation than those based on industry averages.

​The programme gives Paragon’s clients a powerful tool to support them on their journey to net zero. Providing this level of transparency enables its clients to accurately measure this part of their scope 3 emissions and to see the impact that the company’s decarbonisation plan has on it.

This scheme forms part of Paragon’s ESG strategy and is a key part of its long term commitment to delivering the lasting change our planet and societies need. A key tenet of this framework is to help its stakeholders and clients make informed decisions about their sustainability, and to drive responsible choices and behaviours across the whole value chain.

Lucy Klinkenberg-Matthews, head of ESG at Paragon, said: ‘Paragon is built on four key pillars – people, planet, partners and prosperity – so advancing sustainability goals internally and externally is an ongoing priority. The auto enrolment of new and existing clients into our AutoCarbon programme is our latest contribution to this goal, and a huge milestone for our ESG strategy. Through this scheme, we will be able to make a tangible difference to our clients’ net zero progress as well as our own, by starting important conversations about how we reach our collective goals and how we measure progress.

‘It is exciting to be leading the way with programmes like AutoCarbon, and we hope that sharing this with our clients will help accelerate progress towards a more sustainable future.

Paragon also offers a web based Carbon Calculator, which is free for any business to use. It provides clients and prospects with an accurate carbon footprint based on their spend on the services the company can provide. It also offers detailed carbon reduction planning, as well as product and service level carbon footprinting through the Carbon Calculator and its in-house ESG expertise.


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