Kia celebrates Gold Carbon Literacy accreditation

Kia has been accredited as a Gold Carbon Literate Organisation.

Accreditation underpins the company’s commitment to tackling climate change by reducing its carbon footprint and progressing to a lower-carbon future.

To become accredited as a Gold Carbon Literate Organisation, Kia UK, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality throughout its value chain globally by 2045, trained 71% of head office-based staff using bespoke Carbon Literacy training materials. In addition, more than 70% of colleagues made high-impact carbon reduction commitments following the training.

Paul Philpott, president and CEO of Kia UK, said: “We’re delighted to receive Gold status as a business, highlighting our commitment in leading electrification whilst reducing carbon and emissions across our company, with the goal to reach net zero by 2045.

“Training staff in Carbon Literacy has been a rewarding and enlightening process, highlighting individuals’ energy use and how to reduce it. That realisation of what requires energy and creates emissions is an important step towards reducing our demands on the planet.

“Consequently, we have undergone independent ISO14064 verification to ensure our existing company-wide emissions are accurately measured. We are ready for the future and our ability to both reduce our carbon and overall emissions, while also running as an ever more efficient and effective thought-leading business.”