Powerday advances to a Carbon Neutral Fleet
In pursuance of Pillar 3 within of its recently published Sustainability and Wellness Manifesto, Powerday are pleased to announce progression to a fully certified carbon neutral fleet.
Working with Carbon Footprint Limited Powerday has 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 others sites working in collaboration with their clients and local community projects.
Powerday’s Client Relations Leader, Tara Crossan says: “We were keen to support this project that sees trees not only planted in the Amazon rainforest but also in the UK – by our very own hands! Supporting the health and wellbeing of local communities in partnership with our clients is something we are very passionate about and want to continue to do more of.”
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 Ltd to reach net zero across the company’s direct emissions and indirect electricity usage, before extending efforts to address other indirect emissions across the value chain. Powerday recently underwent an assessment with Carbon Footprint Ltd to accurately understand the company’s current Scope 1 and 2 emissions.
Spencer Collins, Head of Transport at Powerday says: “Decarbonising 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 this year, which outlines how the company is delivering its mission to reduce the environmental impacts of the UK’s waste whilst improving lives of young Londoners through education, employment, and sport.
Joint Managing Director, Liam Kearney says: “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 minimising 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.”