16th January 2024

Beko plc receives Gold Carbon Literate Organisation accreditation

We are thrilled to announce that Beko plc has been accredited as a Gold Carbon Literate Organisation, highlighting our company’s dedication towards tackling climate change, reducing our organisational carbon emissions, and our commitment to working towards a lower-carbon future.

Carbon Literacy is defined as, “an awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis,” and revolves around a day’s worth of learning and action on climate change. Beko plc has received its Gold Carbon Literate Organisation accreditation by maintaining a substantial proportion of our workforce as Carbon Literate and demonstrating our commitment to Carbon Literacy through our organisational behaviour.

Our Carbon Literacy journey began in January of 2022 with the training being delivered by Emma Burlow, certified Carbon Literacy Trainer from Lighthouse Sustainability. We soon understood that on our journey to reduce emissions in a significant way, we needed involvement and support from every person in the business. Therefore, a year later we decided to take on the training in-house, developing a bespoke Beko plc course that directly reflects our own activities. Our colleagues at Beko plc have embraced the training and, over the space of two years, almost two thirds of our company have completed the course, making pledges that will have an impact on their individual or our company’s carbon emissions. We have also engaged some of our key partners across the value chain and are proud to have provided the inspiration to make changes across their organisations and hopefully take the first step in their own Carbon Literacy journey.

Teresa Arbuckle, Managing Director of Beko plc commented:

“I am incredibly proud of our company’s recent Gold Carbon Literate Organisation accreditation and the positive change we’ve seen in the company as a result of adopting the training on a wide scale. We understood that on our journey to reduce emissions in a significant way we needed the involvement and support from every person in our business. Beko plc’s purpose is to inspire sustainable lives in every home, and we will continue to expand our training programmes, sharing knowledge and learning, to create further impact on a wider scale”

Dave Coleman, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carbon Literacy Project, said:

“Carbon Literacy is an essential skill, vital to every workplace, community and place of study. It is the foundational knowledge, and a catalyst to empowering people to act on climate change. However, Carbon Literacy is only the first step. The actions taken and pledged by learners as part of their Carbon Literacy have an immediate impact within their organisation, however it is the maintenance of these and further actions, supported by Carbon Literate organisational culture, that reaps the greatest reward for both participants and their organisations. By becoming a gold accredited Carbon Literate Organisation, Beko plc has demonstrated its commitment to genuine low carbon action, environmental and economic impact and the building of a low carbon future for us all.”

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