We’re carbon neutral

We’ve offset our carbon emissions

At Equals Money, we’re committed to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment and have set a target of Net Zero by 2050.

Using the Equals Money platform and MCC codes provided, we were able to calculate and measure our Scope 1 carbon emissions.

With the help of C Free, we have supported projects to balance and offset our unavoidable carbon footprint. We’re proud to say we’re officially carbon neutral, but we also understand that we have a long way to go.

Whilst we celebrate our efforts, we understand that carbon offsetting isn’t the sole solution for a more sustainable future. This is simply the start of our sustainability journey as we continue to introduce changes to reduce our emissions.

Read the Qualifying Explanatory Statement

What we’re already doing to reduce our emissions

Office changes
Renewable energy sources for all offices
Office changes
All office lighting switched to timers to reduce unnecessary energy usage
Office changes
Ongoing strict recycling policy and facilities provided in all offices
Workforce changes
All staff provided with reusable bottles to reduce the use of single-use plastics
Workforce changes
Hybrid working introduced for applicable teams with access to a cycle-to-work scheme
Workforce changes
Business-wide switch to cloud hosting, with an active rightsizing program to ensure cloud-resource consumption is environmentally sustainable
Policy changes
Implemented a digital-first policy by switching to digital forms and sales collateral
Policy changes
Created and implemented an inclusive, train-first travel policy with restrictions on budget, number of trips per year, and prioritising video meetings via Zoom.
Policy changes
Virtual cards issued by default for business customers in an effort to largely replace physical, plastic cards.

Our next steps

It’s important to acknowledge the work we have remaining. We’re not perfect, but by listening to experts and evaluating and mitigating our impact, we can keep building out our sustainability journey.

Carbon measurement of the Equals Money website

Implement corrective actions to reduce our future carbon emissions

Purchase accredited and credible carbon offsets, with co-benefits for all remaining Scope 1 and 3 emissions

Learn how to use expense based offsetting

Ensuring we have a carbon neutral workforce is an initiative that is of great importance to us. We’re trying to do the right thing - and this is not a trivial endeavour but rather a crucial step in the process. Not only is it in the best interest of the success of our company, but it is also in the best interest of the greater community around us. Equals Group PLC will continue to evaluate our impact on the environment as we move forward. We’re excited to build out our sustainability strategy, with offsetting employee emissions as a piece of the puzzle.

Ian Strafford-Taylor

CEO, Equals Group PLC

What actions our customers are taking to being more climate friendly:

Reducing waste


Saving energy


Going paperless


Encouraging green travel methods to employees


Choosing green brands


Offsetting your carbon emissions

Why choose Equals Money?

Equals Money is a carbon neutral company, and by extension, so is our platform. This makes us a suitable choice for any company currently adjusting their supply chain to environmentally conscious vendors and suppliers.

Expense-based carbon offsetting using the Equals Money platform

Using the Merchant Category Code (MCC) and the transaction amount provided by the Equals Money platform, you too can calculate your expense-based Carbon emissions.

The in-platform annotations feature allows for more in-depth transaction details which enables more precise calculations for the expense. (E.g. 4 people return to Chester versus 1 person first class to Edinburgh)

Companies that meet certain requirements need to be actively reporting on their scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, as defined in Sections 465 and 466 of the Companies act 2006:

250 employees or more

Turnover (or gross income of £36 million or more)

Balance sheet assets of £18 million or more

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