“2022 is too late” Richard Hagan says to become Carbon Neural, “I wish I had the money to pay for all the changes today”.
Richard Hagan owns the company and actioned a full assault to become carbon neutral within years with no single significant action, instead all stakeholders making lots of little changes. He stated that, personally, becoming carbon neutral along with his company, employees, stakeholders is not financially viable or possible. Richard has proven otherwise, reducing energy use by 75% from 2015 levels and today generating 75% energy required onsite. “Technology is available today, and our investment was half our yearly turnover, but did not affect cashflow” Richard says.
Crystal Doors is only an SME without deep pockets but has transformed to become sustainable, inspiring others to play their part for climate emergency. Richard’s journey shows outstanding commitment, strategic planning, and priority. “Pledge to become carbon neutral, then make it happen with absolute priority” Richard says to everyone he talks to.
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Posted on 27th October 2020
Written by Richard Hagan
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