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Powerday advance to carbon neutral fleet

Powerday

Recycling firm commits to sustainability and improving transparency as part of carbon footprint-reduction strategy  

POWERDAY have announced progression to a fully certified carbon neutral fleet, in accordance with Pillar 3 in the company’s recently published Sustainability and Wellness Manifesto.

Working with Carbon Footprint Ltd, Powerday have chosen to support three different schemes, all certified through the Verified Carbon Standard (VERRA). 

The first of these helps to protect the Amazon rainforest whilst also providing the opportunity to plant trees in the UK in a location of Powerday’s choice. The project will see tree plantations at London Irish’s 65-acre Hazelwood site and a number of other sites working in collaboration with the company’s clients and local community projects.

The other two schemes support renewable energy production, with a project to install solar panels in the Philippines and one to install wind turbines in Thailand.

Powerday’s fleet emission offsetting is part of a wider carbon-management programme working with Carbon Footprint to reach net zero across the company’s direct emissions and indirect electricity usage, before extending efforts to address other emissions across the value chain.  

The waste-management firm recently underwent an assessment with Carbon Footprint to accurately understand the company’s current Scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Spencer Collins, head of Transport at Powerday, commented: ‘Decarbonizing our fleet is difficult given current electric vehicle technology so we are delighted to offset our emissions while we continue to explore heavy electric vehicles and charging infrastructure options.’

Carbon management is one of five pillars in Powerday’s Sustainability Manifesto (launched in March 2021), which outlines how the company is delivering its mission to reduce the environmental impact of the UK waste sector.

Liam Kearney, joint managing director, said: ‘We all have a role to play in preventing the worst effects of climate change and ensuring the world is inhabitable for future generations.  

‘At Powerday, we are committed to measuring and minimizing our carbon emissions to help address the impact of our business and are pleased to take this step to make our fleet carbon neutral as part of this overall carbon-management programme.’

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