UK Environmental Statement

Insight Direct (UK) Ltd acknowledges a social responsibility to protect the environment. We are taking serious steps towards reducing carbon emissions as a values-driven organisation that believes in doing the right thing across every aspect of our business.

Our ultimate objective is to protect the environment for future generations through our program of continual environmental improvement and monitoring.

We strive to continually improve our environmental performance over time and to initiate additional projects and activities that will further reduce our environmental footprint. We also promote the use of suppliers and contractors who are improving their environmental performance. We involve teammates in the process of setting and publishing environmental objectives, improving the working environment, and seeking individual commitments and contributions to our initiatives.

Under our ISO 14001 Environmental Management system certification Insight UK abides by all existing local and national environmental laws and regulations. This is carried out under the ISO 26000 Corporate and Social Responsibilities accredited best practices. We also commit to minimising our environmental impact through our Carbon Data Reporting and have implemented the “Insight Carbon Data Standard” based on the Defra GHG guidelines to ensure all carbon data is reported and calculated using the same process.

In addition, Insight globally participates in the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. As such we are committed to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact which includes three key principles in relation to the environment:

  • Principle 7: businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
  • Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Read our latest Environmental Management System (EMS) policy here.

Insight EMS Policy

Current State

In December 2021, Insight UK offset 2775 tCO2e against our verified carbon footprint for 2020 of 925 tCO2e. Our verified carbon footprint covered Scope 1, Scope 2 and selected Scope 3 emissions, as detailed later in this statement. By tripling our offset contribution, we were proud to invest in multiple projects across the globe working to help the world achieve Net Zero. We are delighted that our investment covered three types of projects* – Promoting improved cooking practices, with household cookstoves in Nigeria: A Solar Power project in India and Vp Biosupply Wastewater Treatment project in Thailand. Please see page 6 for more details on these projects*.

*Each offset project meets at least one of the following international standards, Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Gold Standard Voluntary Emission Reductions (VER) and Certified Emission Reductions (CER). All of which meet the Quality Assurance Standard for Carbon Offsetting and BSI’s PAS 2060 specification on carbon neutrality

UK Environmental Sustainability Targets

As part of our ongoing environmental commitment, Insight is working towards meeting these sustainability targets between 1st January 2024 - 31st Dec 2027:

  • Scope 1 reduction by 10% over the next 4-year period using FY22 baseline for the full year period to FY27 for the UK.

  • Scope 2 reduction by 10% over the next 4-year period using FY22 baseline for the full year period to FY27 for the UK.