Environmental Social Governance

Our role in supporting pharma sustainably, responsibly and inclusively

Our role in supporting pharma sustainably, responsibly and inclusively

The climate crisis is the defining challenge of our generation. Its impact is evident in the rising global temperature causing increasingly frequent wildfires, floods and droughts. Greenhouse gases caused by human activity are the main drivers of climate change, so we are taking action to limit and offset ramarketing’s contribution and footprint.

In 2022 ramarketing put the foundations in place for our ESG initiative and began to shape a strategy.

Our mission is to do the right thing by contributing to a more sustainable, responsible and inclusive world, starting at a grassroots level.

1, 2 & 3

scope carbon emissions reduction by 2030 in line with the 1.5 °C target set within the Paris Agreement


renewable energy use in our office spaces by 2027


sustainable and/or local suppliers by 2028

Our net-zero strategy

In March 2023, we delivered our first net-zero report, which outlined how our people and company can collectively combat the effects of climate change. While our footprint is relatively small, we are committed to reducing our carbon emissions in the areas in which we have the greatest impact on the environment by aligning our net zero strategy with the Science Based Targets Initiative Net Zero Standard.

Beyond our environmental impact, we know we have a role to play in the broader communities where we operate and we give back as much as we can. Every year, we nominate 3-5 charities that we support with fundraising initiatives led by our people.

Read the full report

Our annual net-zero reports outline how ramarketing contributes to limiting the effects of climate change.

Our progress so far - April 2024

Working with our partners at Positive Planet, we calculated the results of our company’s carbon footprint in 2023 (displayed in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e)).

Scope 1

Direct emissions coming from factors such as company vehicles, buildings,
and facilities: 10.7 (tCO2e)

Scope 2

Indirect emissions consisting of our purchased electricity (and steam, heating, and cooling) for business use: 0.0 (tCO2e)

Scope 3

Upstream activities such as commuting, business travel, transportation from suppliers, and purchased goods and services: 196.6 (tCO2e)

Total Emissions: 207.2

The good news is:

  • We have been able to reduce our carbon impact compared to our total emissions from 2022 (244.6) while also growing and expanding as a company
  • We have upped our game in recycling and reduced our spend on supplies for the office, as well as upcycling and buying locally
  • Commuting was also a focus and we’ve made progress here too, with many of our team choosing to use public transport

We are also performing well against the industry average for agencies. The average agency had emissions of 3.4 tCO2e per full-time employee [published 2020], while ramarketing’s emissions per FTE in 2023 was 2.6t CO2e.

That’s around 25% lower intensity than the average!

The not-so-good news is our 2023 carbon footprint is the equivalent of driving 112 diesel cars 20 miles per day for 1 year or filling the volume of 53 hot air balloons with carbon dioxide.

Once we reach net zero emissions, ramarketing will have as high an impact as permanently removing 112 diesel cars from UK roads – preventing 115,247 m3 of carbon dioxide from being released every year!

Our next steps

We’ll be continuing to focus on the goals we set in our latest net-zero report, including:

  • Scope 1, 2, and 3 carbon emissions reduction by 2030 in line with the 1.5 °C target set within the Paris Agreement
  • 100% renewable energy use by 2027
  • Transition to 50% sustainable and/or local suppliers by 2028

This year, we’ll also be focusing on our carbon literacy and engaging with our ramarketeers to support our goal of reaching net zero status by 2050.

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