URECULTURE CARBON FOOTPRINT REPORT

Everything we do has an impact on the planet

An acknowledgement and reduction of our footprint is important to UreCulture. Below is our 2023 carbon footprint report and the insights we have gained in actively working towards reducing out carbon emissions.

 

In 2022 UreCulture achieved Active Membership of the Gallery Climate Coalition which requires extra compliance criteria and have submitted our application for 2023.  As an Active Member we committed to reducing our footprint year on year to contribute to the 50% reduction of carbon emissions of our sector by 2030. UreCulture also calculated its carbon footprint in 2022 and its 2019 baseline footprint as required by the Gallery Climate Coalition. You can see these by clicking on the button below.

 

2023 Carbon Footprint

 

What did we measure?

— The energy consumption of our offices (including remote working employees)
— Business travel by air, rail and road and hotel accommodation

In 2023 what was our total carbon footprint in tonnes of CO₂e?

2.19 tCO₂e

This is the equivalent of the annual carbon impact of 1 household in Spain. In the below pie chart you can see how our footprint is divided across our business activity.

 

 

Graphic 1: 2023 total carbon emissions per area of business operations.

We reduced our footprint by 86% from 2019 to 2023 and 67.4% from 2022 to 2023

 

Graphic 2: 2019, 2022 and 2023 comparison of total carbon emissions per area of business operations.

Our insights

— Flights, especially if long-haul and/or business class have a huge impact on the carbon footprint we leave on the planet. From 2019 to 2023 we cut our emission by 86% by flying less and by not taking business class flights. This is why UreCulture takes careful consideration of long-haul flight requirements.

— We do our best to limit this to more than 3 return economy flights per year. In Spain and Europe, we take trains where possible. This year UreCulture flew only once to the Gulf as it was not essential to our business operations, however we acknowledge that this may not be the key for 2024. Therefore our footprint in 2023 is most likely lower than what will be required for our normal business operations.

—  Whilst our footprint is very small, 2.19 tCO₂e is the equivalent to that of 1 household in Spain (based on the average per year energy consumption) which is noteworthy.  The main reason UreCulture carries out this work is to lead by example in hope that others in our sector are inspired to join the carbon reporting journey.

Reciprocity – We gave 1% back to the planet in 2023

UreCulture has been a member of 1% for the Planet network from 2021 to 2023.  In compensation for our 2023  footprint, we donated 1% of our annual net revenues to environmental non-profits which are part of the 1% for the Planet approved network. From 2024 onwards UreCulture will align with the donations and strategies recommended by the Gallery Climate Coalition such as donations to Strategic Climate Funds and Insetting.