We are delighted to partner with Speedy Freight to help identify and offset their environmental impact for 2023 and beyond." - James Poynter, Director - Carbon Neutral Britain
Scope of Carbon Neutrality
One of the key aspects of our journey towards becoming a carbon neutral business has been our commitment to offsetting carbon emissions resulting from various facets of our operations.
The scope of our Carbon Neutrality certification includes our office spaces across our entire franchised network, commuting practices, and our owned fleet. By carefully assessing and calculating our carbon footprint across these domains, we have taken deliberate actions to offset the emissions associated with them.
Certification of the Highest Standards
Our carbon offsetting efforts have been independently certified by Carbon Neutral Britain through the three largest, and most regulated offsetting standards in the world. These include the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Gold Standard Voluntary Emission Reductions (VER), and Certified Emission Reductions (CER) programs.
Certification is awarded following calculation using the ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol Emissions Standard principles of relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency and accuracy.
As the three largest, and most regulated voluntary offsetting standards used by organisations and even countries in their emissions reductions—all measurements and tonnes of CO₂e offset are accurate and verified.
We recognise the importance of annual evaluation. Speedy Freight plans to conduct annual calculations of its environmental impact and emissions over the following years. This ongoing assessment will allow us to monitor and evaluate changes in emissions after implementing reduction strategies, while maintaining our carbon neutral status.
Impact Through Carbon Offset Projects
Our carbon offsetting efforts extend beyond our immediate operations. Through the Carbon Neutral Britain Climate Fund™, Speedy Freight is offsetting our carbon emissions through internationally certified carbon offsetting projects.
The projects have been selected based on their direct and indirect impact around the world - not just in offsetting, but also in supporting education, employment and clean water, as well as having a net positive impact on the local wildlife and ecology. Some of these projects include funding Hydroelectric Power in Chile, Cook Stove Project in Malawi, Energy Efficient Lighting in India, and the Salkhit Wind Farm in Mongolia.
Joining the Movement with Carbon Neutral Britain
Speedy Freight's journey towards carbon neutrality aligns with Carbon Neutral Britain's mission to combat climate change through effective carbon offsetting projects. As we strive to make a positive impact on the environment, we recognise the importance of partnerships and collaboration in creating a sustainable future for all.
Routes Planting Roots
In April 2023, we launched our Routes Planting Roots environmental campaign in partnership with the Earth Restoration Service, where we funded wildflower meadows and tree nurseries for over thirty local schools in the areas where our branches operate.
The next stage of our collaboration will begin in October 2023, when we will aid in the planting event in collaboration with the schools and members of the local communities.
Our Drive Towards a Greener Future: Our Environmental Initiatives
Our certification as a Carbon Neutral Business by Carbon Neutral Britain is a testament to our dedication to environmental responsibility.
As a company in the logistics industry, offsetting the environmental impact of our operations is a key consideration for us, and we are continuously striving to be a driving force for positive change in the industry, including expanding our fleet of electric vehicles.