Achieving Net Zero Emissions


How are we going to become a Net Zero company?

Climate change is a serious issue that’s affecting each and every one of us. We acknowledge that our operations influence the local, regional and global environment, which is why we’ve set a target to have Net Zero direct emissions by 2030. This supports the ambitious goal of limiting the rise in the average global temperature to 1.5oC as set out in the UN Paris Agreement.

Becoming a Net Zero business means that we are reducing emissions from our direct operations (Scope 1 & 2).

While we continue on this path, Crown Oil is actively investigating a range of environmental commitments and pledges relevant to our business, such as the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which is currently developing a methodology specifically for the oil & gas sector.

Our first big milestone in this journey is becoming a ‘Carbon Neutral’ organisation in line with the globally recognised specification PAS 2060. All our emissions are externally verified by a third party company.

Fuelling change with HVO

In 2020 we became the first UK fuel supplier to import Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) into the UK market as we felt we have a duty to provide more renewable and sustainable fuel alternatives to our customers. Since then, we’ve not only become the UK’s largest alternative fuel supplier but also the first UK fuel supplier to be certified carbon neutral.

We aim to drive positive change throughout the fuel supply process, from the sustainable sourcing of our products’ key raw materials to reducing our operational impact and cutting our customers’ carbon footprint.

As well as improving our own environmental impact, we’re continuing to drive innovation and are working with a range of sectors to reduce emissions by providing the clean-burning fuels our customers need.

PAS 2060 ‘Carbon Neutral’ commitment and baseline year offset – 2022

  • We’ve embarked on a journey to fully understand our present environmental impact with a detailed and transparent carbon footprint study. This covers all aspects of our operations (Scopes 1, 2 and 3), as well as identifying and delivering carbon reduction projects, and compensating for residual emissions with the use of offsets, while being aware of the challenges and improvements needed with this approach
  • This effort is a work in progress, with the understanding and reduction of our environmental impact being integrated into daily business operations from our owners through to our employees
  • We have a dedicated Sustainability Project Team to help drive the business forward by working directly on ensuring Crown Oil meets our targets
  • We have invested in a new site to cater for our rapidly expanding sustainable fuels operation
  • Our office buildings will be powered by renewable energy by 2023, supplemented by the installation of solar panels
  • Our small vehicles will be upgraded to electric by 2029

Carbon Reduction Targets

Crown Oil wishes to move beyond achieving PAS 2060 Carbon Neutral and is actively setting additional targets for the business.

PAS 2060 ‘Carbon Neutral’ commitment and baseline year offset – 2022

  • Compensate residual emissions through offset schemes
  • Publicly share methodology and approach

Establish relevant business carbon KPI e.g. kgCO2/’000 litres of product

  • Measure and track emissions as part of business management
  • Set achievable targets (e.g. 10-20% year on year improvement)

30% absolute carbon reduction by 2025 against 2020/21 baseline

  • Against total baseline year carbon emissions of 8,934 tCO2

Net-zero carbon by 2030 (Scopes 1 & 2)

  • Scopes 1 & 2 Net Zero
  • Scope 3 reduction target to be developed
  • Further development of carbon removal offsetting process – for residual emissions and scope 3 emissions

Our History

We’ve been in business since 1947 and during this time, we’ve built up a wealth of knowledge within the industry.
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Our Company

Crown Oil is the first UK fuel supply company to be certified carbon neutral and is on a mission to have net zero direct emissions.
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Our People

Our people are our greatest asset and are what is the driving force behind our company’s success. Discover the brains behind the business.
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In 2020, the oil companies within the Crown Group became the first UK fuel suppliers to run our entire delivery fleet on HVO