2. We’ve been certified carbon neutral
So that we can fully understand our existing environmental impact, we carried out a detailed carbon footprint study and partnered with an external third party to validate our claims. This information enabled us to make systematic changes to our operations, leading to us becoming the first UK fuel distributor to be certified carbon neutral in accordance with PAS 2060:2014. We’ve achieved this huge milestone by reducing our unavoidable emissions, fuelling our fleet on HVO and compensating residual emissions through verified offset schemes.
3. We’ve launched a sustainability team
We believe that instilling sustainability throughout our operations is integral to our success. We’ve launched a brand-new sustainability team that consists of volunteers from across the business. They are responsible for ensuring staff are onboard so that we’re on track with our targets. We’re passionate about supporting the next generation of sustainability professionals and are actively involving all staff in our sustainability strategy. We also have a dedicated inbox to encourage new ideas so our colleagues can be an integral part of the change.
4. We’ve installed an air filtration and heat recovery system
We’ve upgraded our head office with controlled ventilation and a heat recovery system to provide better indoor air quality and lower our energy use. This will increase fresh air flow in office spaces to provide better comfort, productivity and health with the use of mechanical ventilation. We’re using a heat recovery unit to avoid significant increase in heating energy, which serves the dual purpose of reducing our energy usage and the costs associated.
5. We’ve launched a staff volunteering programme
We’re continuously investigating new ways to be a force for positive change and are amplifying our efforts to give back to our local community. This year we’ve started staff volunteering days during work hours, giving individuals the chance to develop new skills while giving back to society and working on issues they feel passionate about.
Not only this, but we regularly donate money and resources to a wide range of charities and local causes, events and community sports teams. In the last 12 months, we’ve raised £14,500 to help local charities through the pandemic recovery and cost-of-living crisis.