Auto Trader announced that it has achieved the Gold Carbon Literate Organisation accreditation from the Carbon Literacy Project (CLP).]
This makesg it the first FTSE 100 company to reach this milestone.
The award recognises that more than 50% of the Company’s c.1,000 colleagues have completed dedicated Carbon Literacy training and becoming certified as Carbon Literate.
Carbon Literacy covers a broad range of climate change related topics and creates greater awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities, as well as inspiring people to reduce their emissions on an individual, community, and organisational basis.
Nathan Coe, Auto Trader’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re incredibly proud to have reached this important carbon literacy milestone as it represents three years of hard work and dedication from across our business – not only in implementing and delivering the training, but also maintaining our shared commitment and passion for our broader sustainability objectives. We take our environmental responsibilities seriously, and although we still have some way to go to reach our carbon targets, we hope we can support others in the process.”
Dave Coleman, Managing Director at The Carbon Literacy Project, added: “The rapid adoption of low and no-carbon vehicles is a vital part of the country’s journey to Net Zero. This requires not just new types of vehicles, but the understanding needed to buy, sell and support them, and Auto Trader’s accreditation of more than half of its 1000-strong staff body and the resulting gold CLO award, is a hugely impressive achievement and underlines Auto Trader’s low-carbon leadership role in the automotive sector.”