ABDO maintains carbon neutral status

A significant reduction in emissions meant the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) achieved carbon neutrality for a second year.

The professional body decreased electricity, gas and water consumption in 2022 and all waste is now recycled.

Antonia Chitty, sustainability lead at ABDO, said: ‘Carbon footprinting ABDO’s work is a significant achievement and I want to thank the staff who have worked on this on top of their existing workloads. It is exciting to know that the offsets mean that ABDO has compensated for its emissions.’

Chitty added that business travel and commuting emissions increased after the pandemic but ABDO would explore ways to manage it, such as introducing a cycle to work scheme.

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