Hodyl & Co’s purpose is to create cities people love. To achieve this, we bring together creative and strategic thinking to deliver independent design advice and urban policy recommendations.
Our work is multidisciplinary, integrating our expertise in urban design, strategic planning, and social research.
We are proud to be a certified B Corporation, part of a global movement of businesses seeking to reduce inequality, create healthier environments, build stronger communications and a more sustainable economy. This reflects our high standards and commitment to delivering a better urban future that is accessible to everyone.
Our process is centred on the synthesis of technical analysis and conceptual thinking into simple and compelling place-based strategies, design proposals and policy solutions.
We are receptive to the specific qualities and challenges of a place and its community. We do this by engaging with the spatial, historical, cultural, natural, and economic attributes of each place to create tailored solutions that work to deliver considered and progressive outcomes.
We work across multiple sectors and deliver a diverse range of project types.
Climate Change Action
Hodyl & Co achieved carbon neutral certification on 22/12/2020. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Hodyl & Co undertook the following process:
- Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint for FY2020. CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2).
- Have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Gold Standard, and
- Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
What does NoCO2 Certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Hodyl & Co is certified as a Carbon Neutral Business by CRI; can be promoted and marketed as such and can display the NoCO2 Logo issued by CRI.
What Carbon Credit Projects does Hodyl & Co purchase offsets from?
Cookstoves in Developing Nations
Nearly three billion people around the world burn wood, charcoal, animal dung, or coal in open fires or in inefficient stoves and without a chimney for daily cooking and heating. This reliance on inefficient cookstoves and fuels leads to a wide variety of environmental problems including deforestation, air pollution and climate change. Daily exposure to toxic smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest, but least well-known killers.
Penetrating deep into the lungs of its victims, this acrid smoke causes a range of deadly chronic and acute health effects such as pneumonia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and heart disease, as well as low birth-weights in children born to mothers whose pregnancies are spent breathing toxic fumes from traditional cookstoves. Women and children must risk their safety, health, and sometimes their lives, to search for and collect firewood in order to cook food over smoky, polluting open fires.
The Cookstoves in Developing Nations project disseminates efficient wood and charcoal cookstoves to reduce dependency on traditional biomass fuels. Replacing traditional cookstoves with fuel efficient stoves in households and restaurants reduces greenhouse gas emissions, relieves pressure on local forests and assists in reducing the incidence of chronic respiratory disease, improving livelihoods in poor communities.
Cookstoves in Developing Nations sources Verified Carbon Standard and Gold Standard carbon credits from countries including Peru, Uganda, Cambodia and China.