Earth Day 2021


For the past 50 years, Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd. Here at g2 Energy we try to think about the impact our business activities will have on the environment every day; from the use of solar powered generators on our sites to the over 2GW to green energy we have connected to the grid, we’re doing our bit to aid a Net Zero UK.

Our Head Offices were built in 2016 with sustainability, and off-setting of our site and Warehouse activities in mind – solar panels were installed on the roof, along with energy efficient LED lighting which is on a timed motion sensor. We try to use as much green energy as possible and anything we don’t use is shared back to the grid.

A number of departments have committed to going paperless, and employees are encouraged to shut their computers and laptops down at the end of the working day – rather than putting them to sleep. Our old IT and electrical equipment is given to charities in need to avoid equipment needlessly going into landfill.

On site, where possible all site-power generators are solar powered. Our Warehouse facility also had its lighting upgraded in 2020 to more efficient LED lighting.

The past year has seen an unprecedented working environment, not just for g2 Energy but across the globe. Research by o2 Business, in partnership with YouGov in August 2020, showed considerable benefits to the environment, as a result of any changes in commuting habits. O2’s research showed that if UK workers (who can work remotely) choose to work from home twice a week, the UK would see an annual 14.3 megatonne CO2e decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from travel – more than the total emissions for the whole of Northern Ireland*.

g2 Energy has found its monthly staff newsletter more important than ever during these remote working times, and the inclusion of the Environmental section has evolved throughout the pandemic to raise environmental awareness in our employees so they can use the information to improve their own carbon footprint at home, as well as at work.

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