Sustainability Newsletter Autumn 2022

Beyond Green - Inspire, Support, Improve. Certified B Corporation

In our Autumn Newsletter below, you can read more about changes to our team, our carbon verification work with Festivals Edinburgh, and our investment in our accessibility skills.

Team Changes

Donald Rose

After 6 years with Beyond Green, Donald is leaving us for new adventures, which will no doubt include fishing in some of Scotland’s finest lochs. During his time with us he delivered numerous projects, identifying £4.5m in cost savings and 10,000tCO2e in carbon emissions. He had a particular interest in breweries and distilleries helping them comply with ESOS and energy savings, and helping Scottish Construction businesses with circular economy projects through Zero Waste Scotland programmes. 

Photo of Donald holding up a sustainable development goal sign reading 14 - Life Below Water

Beyond his project delivery work, Donald’s passion for photography has provided us with photos to use on our website and in our annual reports, as well as providing the inspiration for the creation of the Beyond Green logo based on a photo of the autumn leaves outside our former office. 

Photo of tree branches in autumn against a brilliant blue sky. The leaves on the trees are various colours, ranging from a warm red over yellow to bright green.

We wish Donald all the best for the future!

Sally Paynter

Sally has joined us as our new Digital Business Support Assistant. She will be supporting us with our digital transformation efforts, as well as providing administration and project support and contributing to our business development work. 

“I’m delighted to be joining the team and contributing to an organisation that I share values with and that makes a difference in the business community.”

We’re excited to welcome her to our team!

Headshot of Sally, a woman with long dark hair wearing a grey top.

Investing in our accessibility skills

Our Operations and Communications Lead Lisa is now a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), a certification administered by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). We’re excited to continue building on our accessibility efforts, and investing in our team skills in that area. As CPACC, Lisa will be providing valuable insights to add value to our project delivery.

IAAP Certified CPACC

Festivals Edinburgh Case Study

Earlier this year, we completed our carbon verification project with Festivals Edinburgh, which built on their pre-existing work on making their environmental impact visible and measurable. You can only manage what you can measure, so they brought us in to provide an independent sense check of their numbers and identify practical recommendations on how to improve their carbon calculations.

Our current piece of work with Festivals Edinburgh is to support them to set reliable and quantifiable carbon reduction targets against their pre-pandemic baseline. From the work so far, it is uplifting to hear the ambition, passion and seriousness the festival leaders are bringing to climate action.

Read more about work with Festivals Edinburgh on our website.

Edinburgh Festival

Upcoming webinar

Our Founder and Director Paul Adderley will be speaking on an upcoming webinar by ICAEW on business sustainability amid rising energy costs and the ongoing climate crisis. Join on the 5th October to learn more about available funding, practical next steps and real-life case studies.

ICAEW Chartered Accountants


– Did you know about the take back scheme for beauty packaging? It will allow you to recycle packaging that would otherwise go to landfill.

– Do you want to build your accessibility awareness? There is a free online short course by RNIB about sight loss and its impact.

– Paul reflected on active travel and remote work; read more on how the pandemic had changed our commuting practices here