Flogas unveil new Carbon Offsetting Scheme
Carbon offsetting offered to quarrying and mining customers as part of commitment to a lower-carbon future
LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) suppliers Flogas Britain have today announced that they will be offering environmentally conscious quarry and mining customers the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions – by supporting a selection of verified sustainability projects that deliver quantifiable greenhouse gas reductions.
Flogas unveiled their latest Carbon Offsetting Scheme following the UK’s legally binding commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
With pressure now mounting for quarrying and mining businesses to take more accountability for their carbon footprint, Flogas’ Scheme gives companies the chance to offset up to 100% of their carbon impact from using gas, by providing much-needed support for conservation and renewable-energy projects that directly benefit the environment.
An internationally recognized way to manage carbon emissions, businesses that participate in the Carbon Offsetting Scheme will purchase carbon credits based on their gas consumption, which in turn will be used to offset unavoidable emissions created during their day-to-day operations.
Each carbon credit will support an environmental project by capturing or reducing one equivalent tonne of CO2e that otherwise would not be captured.
David Taylor, head of corporate affairs and innovation at Flogas, commented: ‘With the UK now committed to reaching Net Zero by 2050, forward-thinking businesses need to act now to address their impact on the environment.
‘By choosing to be part of our Carbon Offsetting Scheme, not only will they be able to mitigate their carbon emissions, they’ll help deliver economic, social and health benefits to a range of different communities too. Businesses offsetting their carbon through the scheme will be able to positively demonstrate their environmental commitment to customers.
‘In fact, companies that are actively leading the way and planning for climate change with initiatives like this, are setting themselves apart and ahead of the competition. It’s an excellent opportunity for savvy business owners keen to get ahead of the curve.’
Every one of the projects Flogas are supporting complies with either the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) or Gold Standard (GS), which are approved under the ICROA Code of Best Practice. Businesses that choose to opt into the Carbon Offsetting Scheme will be supporting projects, such as:
- Nafa Naana: An initiative that helps some of the poorest households in Burkina Faso, West Africa, access eco-friendly equipment (including efficient LPG cooking stoves), rather than relying on the use of firewood from dwindling forests.
- Kariba REDD+: A forest conservation project that is aiming to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities for poor communities in Zimbabwe, Africa – a region now suffering from deforestation, poverty and drought.
- Huóshui Grouped Small Hydropower: A project consisting of 95 small-scale hydropower plants that generate renewable energy in rural China. By supplying clean hydroelectric power to the local grid, the project displaces greenhouse gas emissions and improves the lives of local people.
Flogas announced their own long-term plans for carbon offsetting in their recently released 2040 Vision document, ‘Future Ready: Transforming Off-Grid Britain’, which outlines the company’s ambition to provide 100% renewable energy solutions to customers by 2040.
As part of this, Flogas are committed to reducing their own environmental impact year on year – including offsetting all their Level 1 and Level 2 CO2e emissions for 2019.