Ability Hire's Commitment to Driving Event Sustainability Forward By Offsetting Emissions


UN Sustainable Development Goals met


tonnes CO2e offset so far


communities positively impacted

About Ability Hire

Specialising in the provision of rental furniture for exhibitions and conferences across the UK and Europe, Ability Hire stands out as a premier supplier in the industry. With an extensive inventory of contemporary furniture at their disposal, Ability Hire serves a wide-ranging clientele, encompassing enterprises, universities, hospitals, schools, banks, and law firms. 


United Kingdom

Company size

50 - 200 employees


Events Services

The Challenge

Driving Sustainability Across The Rental Sector For Events

As a leading provider in the hire, repurposing, and distribution of furniture for the events industry, Ability Hire faced the challenge of mitigating the carbon footprint associated with their operations, particularly concerning delivery and setup processes.

Driven by customer demand and a steadfast commitment to sustainability, Ability Hire recognised the pressing need to reduce their emissions and address their carbon footprint. Acknowledging that achieving net zero emissions is a progressive journey, the company understood the urgency of initiating measures that align with industry-wide targets, including achieving 50% reductions by 2030 and striving for net-zero emissions by 2050.


At Ability Hire, we recognise the impact our operations can have on the environment, particularly through the delivery and setup of furniture at exhibitions and events.

As part of our commitment to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint, we are taking proactive measures to offset the emissions generated from these activities. By partnering with One Tribe we aim to balance the environmental impact of our logistics, ensuring that the carbon dioxide released during transportation and setup is compensated for by equivalent carbon reduction projects. This initiative is part of our broader strategy to promote environmental stewardship and support a healthier planet.

We believe that by taking responsibility for our environmental impact, we can contribute to a more sustainable future while continuing to deliver exceptional service and quality products to our clients. Our efforts in carbon offsetting reflect our dedication to minimising our ecological footprint and our ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility. Together, we can create a positive impact and lead the way towards more sustainable business practices in the furniture rental sector.

Peter Ware

Director at Ability Hire

The Solution

Streamlining carbon footprint calculations and sourcing high-integrity offsets

In response to Ability Hire’s sustainability objectives, One Tribe implemented a comprehensive solution to reduce emissions and offset their carbon footprint effectively. Leveraging our expertise in sourcing high-integrity offsets, we provided Ability Hire with a streamlined and efficient method for calculating the carbon footprint associated with each journey made during their operations.

Our solution involved a meticulous calculation of emissions associated with each aspect of Ability Hire’s projects, including logistics, man-hours, transportation, and related activities, followed by offsetting each journey’s footprint with high-integrity carbon projects. This comprehensive approach not only effectively mitigated the environmental impact of all Ability Hire projects but also provided them with certification and auditing capabilities to transparently showcase their commitment to sustainability to customers and prospects.

By offering a quick and simple way to quantify emissions, Ability Hire was empowered to offset the carbon emissions generated, thereby aligning with their commitment to sustainability. Through our meticulous selection of high-integrity offsets, we ensured that Ability Hire’s efforts not only reduced their environmental impact but also contributed to meaningful environmental projects that benefit the environment and local communities.

Furthermore, by partnering with One Tribe, Ability Hire transformed their overall presence at International Confex into a wider net-positive endeavour, positioning them as a leading example for suppliers within the events industry. To showcase the efforts that Ability Hire were engaging in with a wider audience, One Tribe provided marketing assets in the form of interactive stickers that were shown on each piece of hire furniture highlighting the team’s commitment to the environment via their personalised Impact Page.

The Results

Setting a New Standard for Environmental Stewardship in the Events Industry

The partnership between Ability Hire and One Tribe has set a new standard for environmental stewardship in the events industry. By offsetting their  event travel and setup emissions since January 2024, Ability Hire effectively overcompensated for 20 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents and will continue to offset their emissions for every event they supply to throughout 2024.

Ability Hire’s proactive approach to sustainability has enhanced their brand reputation and credibility among environmentally conscious clients and stakeholders. By leading by example, Ability Hire has inspired others in the events industry to prioritise environmental responsibility and take meaningful action to address climate change.

As a result of working with One Tribe, ability Hire have seen a notable rise in requests for tenders as well as high levels of positive feedback in how they have approached and addressed their emissions and footprint.

Want to start your carbon journey? Speak to our team today to discover how you can offset your carbon emissions and champion sustainability in your industry.

Eric currently works as an independent consultant at the intersection of nature and climate, focused on catalysing market and non-market solutions to drive the just transition.

He previously was Head of Product at Earthshot Labs, supporting nature conservation and restoration projects across the global south secure project finance. Prior to Earthshot Labs, Eric led nature-based carbon project development for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and founded the Carbon Cooperative, a global alliance of leading nature conservation and restoration practitioners exploring carbon finance. After serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique out of university, he spent much of his 20s working in community-based conservation and ecosystem restoration efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa interspersed with two startup ventures as co-founder and CEO of a mental health tech startup and COO of a sustainable coffee company. Eric has a dual Masters in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Policy from Stanford University where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.

Alan is a risk management thought-leader, superconnector, and FinTech pioneer. His mission is to enable an Earth Positive economy which includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is Founder of Generation Blue, a venture studio dedicated to planetary game changers powered by exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Lykke AG, pioneering blockchain based forestry and carbon backed tokens. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising global financial institutions, and was a founding member of the RiskMetrics Group, a JPMorgan spin-off. Alan is an investor and advisor to regenerative impact ventures, including TreeBuddy.Earth, Regenativ, and Vlinder Climate.

Lori Whitecalf made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  

Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

Tina is the Chief Business Officer for MLTC Industrial Investments, the Economic Development arm of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. She has a diverse background of experience. Having spent 15 years as a municipal Chief Operating Officer, 20 years involved in Saskatchewan’s Health Authority Board Keewatin Yatthe and 9 years with Northern Lights Board of Education. 


She continues as a Board Member with Beaver River Community Futures supporting small business development in her home region. Tina brings a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and many connections to the Indigenous communities of Northern Saskatchewan. In addition Tina holds a BA Advanced from the U of S, a Certificate in Local Government Authority from the U of R and is certified as a Professional Economic Developer for Saskatchewan and a certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).

Tootoosis’ career spans 40+ years in HRM, political leadership, and Indigenous economic development, as a dedicated bridge builder and advocate for Indigenous causes.
As a key member of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) team since 2021, he develops strategies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report and Call to Action #92.

He is a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada and a certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Spearheading various community initiatives while serving as a Chair of the SIEDN while directing ILDII and WIBF. Founder of MGT Consulting Tootoosis is based in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory.

Cy Standing (Wakanya Najin in Dakota) has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, former Chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation, former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN), past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as well as an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.  

Mr. Standing has served as a Director on many Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Boards, including serving as a Director for Affinity Credit Union with assets of over six billion dollars as well as IMI Brokerage and Wanuskewin and is currently a member of the One Tribe Indigenous Carbon Board.