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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

SCVO's journey to net zero

SCVO has published its environmental policy, set up an internal climate crisis working group and is working on a full strategy to become a net zero organisation. We’ve pledged to reach net zero by 2045.

SCVO faces a number of significant challenges in achieving this, including working within historic energy-inefficient buildings. That’s why we’re working with partners like Zero Waste Scotland to help us come up with solutions.

We will publish more details of what we're doing to become a net-zero organisation in 2022. In the meantime, we have signed up to the United Nations Climate Neutral Now pledge.

Look out for blog posts about our progress towards net zero, including from staff involved in our climate crisis group.