Excitement and anticipation filled the air in Matthew Day’s car on March 1st as the RCI Premium Services team headed to the office of Crawford and Company for a very important meeting. The team, including Matthew Day, Ana Gonzalez and Tyler Plante, spent the past six months working closely with members of Crawford’s GreenShift team, as part of the RCI Premium Services pilot program.
This recently designed pay-for-service program is geared to closely support members of the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) in progressing through milestones towards setting a GHG reduction target. This great opportunity allows for organizations to gain the value of hands-on guidance in managing activities, measuring results, saving time, and increasing accuracy when undertaking GHG accounting or the management of Green Teams.
The meeting began with a presentation of Crawford’s GHG inventory findings and an overview of opportunities, eventually ascending to an exciting conclusion: after one year of being an Observing Organization of the RCI, Crawford decided they were ready to make a carbon reduction commitment. By utilizing resources available for RCI Members, such as the Energy Audit incentive and Premium Services, Crawford was able to make an informed decision on their reduction opportunities and commitments.
The energy in the room was electric as Chief Information Officer Dale Avis signed the Pledging Partner letter (see photo), making Crawford and Company a Bronze Pledging Partner committing to a 20% absolute reduction target – a 105 tonne commitment!
The successes of this story wouldn’t have been possible without the passion of Crawford’s GreenShift team, including Dale Avis, Jackie Roy, and Anita Whiteley. Their hard work and excitement truly impacted this process, and will maintain Crawford’s commitment as they work towards their carbon reductions. We look forward to the great progress to come!