Carbon Reduction Plan

Published 04 January 2024​

Mother’s Touch Care Ltd is committed to minimising its environmental impact and contributing to a sustainable future. As part of this commitment, we have developed a Carbon Reduction Plan to address and reduce our carbon footprint associated with domiciliary care operations.

Energy Efficiency:

  • Conduct an energy audit to identify areas of energy waste and inefficiency.
  • Implement energy-efficient technologies, such as LED lighting, programmable thermostats, and energy-efficient appliances.
  • Encourage staff to turn off lights, electronics, and other equipment when not in use.
  • Explore the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar panels or wind turbines, where feasible.

Fleet Management:

  • Optimise travel routes to reduce mileage and fuel consumption.
  • Promote the use of fuel-efficient vehicles within the fleet.
  • Consider transitioning to electric or hybrid vehicles as technology advances.
  • Encourage staff to carpool or use public transportation.

Waste Reduction and Recycling:

  • Implement a waste reduction program to minimize single-use plastics and other non-recyclable materials.
  • Provide recycling bins at all company locations and educate staff on proper recycling practices.
  • Encourage the use of digital documentation to reduce paper usage.
  • Explore partnerships with waste management companies to ensure responsible disposal practices.

Remote Work and Virtual Meetings:

  • Promote remote work options for eligible staff to reduce the need for daily commuting.
  • Encourage virtual meetings to minimize travel-related emissions.
  • Invest in virtual communication tools and technology to support remote work efficiently.

Sustainable Procurement:

  • Prioritize suppliers and vendors with strong environmental commitments.
  • Source eco-friendly and sustainable products for office supplies and equipment.
  • Consider the environmental impact when selecting cleaning products and other consumables.

Employee Engagement and Education: 

  • Establish a Green Team to drive sustainability initiatives within the company.
  • Conduct regular training sessions to educate staff on carbon reduction practices.
  • Implement incentive programs to reward employees for environmentally friendly actions.

Monitoring and Reporting: 

  • Implement a system to regularly monitor and track energy consumption, waste generation, and other relevant metrics.
  • Develop periodic reports to assess progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Set realistic and measurable carbon reduction goals, regularly reviewing, and updating them.

Community Outreach:

  • Engage with local communities to raise awareness of the company’s commitment to carbon reduction.
  • Participate in community-based environmental initiatives and events.
  • Share success stories and best practices to inspire others to adopt sustainable practices.

By implementing this Carbon Reduction Plan, Mothers Touch Care Ltd aims to not only reduce its carbon footprint but also set an example for the domiciliary care industry in promoting environmental sustainability. Regular reviews and updates will ensure continuous improvement in our efforts to create a greener and more sustainable future.