Today, Tyrone-based Mallon Technology announced a commitment to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
Believed to be one of the first companies in the Mid Ulster region to commit to a Net Zero target, the company aims to set a leading example that other businesses will follow. By setting a net zero target, Mallon Technology will take steps to track, monitor and report on the carbon emissions generated by all its business activities.
The company recently completed the carbon footprint measurement for its baseline year, 2021. For 2021 the company’s emissions totalled 135,655 kgCO2 equivalent. This is the first step towards achieving net zero by 2040, and measurements for the following years will help the company understand where our emissions are coming from and how to reduce them.
The commitment to net zero follows efforts made in recent years to improve the company’s sustainability with the installation of solar panels and switch to low-power LED lighting at Mallon’s office as well as the purchase of an electric vehicle and volunteer initiatives for colleagues to plant trees as part of a sustainable farming project.
To support Mallon Technology’s net zero goals, the company has recently appointed Andrew Bennett as Environmental Manager. Andrew said about the Net Zero announcement, “Mallon Technology is one of the first companies in Mid Ulster to set a Net Zero target, and it is exciting to be working in an organisation that is setting a leading example in the future sustainability of business in the region. Our target for 2040 is ambitious, but with our baseline year set, I am looking forward to the challenge of developing the strategies to achieve our goals.”