Scottish Veterans’ Residences (SVR), a Registered Social Landlord that supports members of the ex-Service community, has achieved an important milestone on its journey towards carbon net zero by gaining the Carbon Literate Organisation Bronze Award.
To qualify for the award, 10 members of staff, including the Chief Executive, completed a bespoke Carbon Literacy training course, accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, and delivered by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. As well as educating participants about climate change, the course included a commitment from each individual and the organisation to make practical changes to reduce their carbon footprint.
SVR’s Chief Executive Martin Nadin OBE, said:
“Completing the training and obtaining this accreditation is an important step in moving our organisation towards an environmentally sustainable future. We thank Keep Scotland Beautiful for delivering an excellent training package, and we will continue to train and educate our staff in Carbon Literacy as part of our strategic objective to reach carbon net zero.”
Catherine Gee, Deputy Chief Executive for Keep Scotland Beautiful said:
“We’re thrilled that we have been able to support Scottish Veterans’ Residences (SVR) gain the Carbon Literate Organisation Bronze Award. Our bespoke Climate Emergency Training, accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, has supported 3,000 people across Scotland to become Carbon Literate. We’re calling for the whole nation to become Climate Literate; with improved understanding of climate change, equipped to help Scotland become a Net Zero Nation.”