Beryl release major sustainability report
Leading UK shared transport provider, Beryl, has released a new report highlighting its outstanding contribution to behavioural change, sustainable operation and changing lives.
Released today, the inaugural Beryl Impact Report 2023 outlines the measures taken by the company to ensure sustainability remains central to everything it does.
The report shows the importance of people and places, with the company working hard to champion gender equality and diversity. Not only is Beryl’s gender split currently one third female, their pay gap is positive towards women by 20% and 25% of all female employees are involved in company-wide decision making.
A B Corp company, Beryl is committed to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions and does so through various projects and operational procedures. Not only do they run 71.52% of their operations on low-impact renewable energy, they’ve also reduced gas usage by 89.46%, sourcing biogas to replace where gas is still required.
The company’s influence on behaviour change is also captured, particularly the support of a circular economy and promotion of a “hire and share” model over a “buy and own” one. The more that Beryl encourages shared transport use, the more they drive circular behaviour in the transport sector and our society.
Beryl CEO and co-founder, Phil Ellis, said: “For companies like us, who’s entire ethos and long-term strategy is underpinned by sustainability and carbon reduction, it's important to practise what you preach.
“Releasing this report shows our commitment, not just as a green transport provider but also as a functioning business, to helping the UK government meet its ambitious aims to reach net zero by 2050.
“More than that though, it also shows how we value people and places and really believe in the power of sustainable transport to improve lives.
“Publishing this report also demonstrates transparency and accountability, which is vital for us in our mission to encourage people to adopt cleaner, greener transport habits.”.
In June 2023, Beryl achieved the ISO 14001 environmental management standard, an internationally agreed and recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS), used by organisations to help identify, manage, monitor and control environmental processes.
In October 2022, the company’s near term sustainability targets were validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi); the recognised global network for ambitious corporate climate action and leading the transition to a net-zero economy.
In 2022, Beryl were also recertified as a B Corp registered company for another three years, recognising how the company continues to meet exceptional standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
The Paris Agreement has set long-term goals to guide all nations to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The aim is to limit the global temperature increase in this century to 2 °C, while pursuing efforts to limit the increase even further to 1.5 °C.
The UK government has outlined plans to meet ambitious emissions targets in the Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener document.
The full Beryl Impact Report 2023 can be found here.
“For companies like us, who’s entire ethos and long-term strategy is underpinned by sustainability and carbon reduction, it's important to practise what you preach."