Grundon offsets its Colnbrook carbon emissions with reforestation … in Uganda
Incinerator-operator Grundon has announced … wait for it … that it has made its entire fleet of trucks carbon neutral!
With effect from January 1 Grundon’s 491 trucks – including 65 based at Colnbrook Lakeside – will be certified as CarbonNeutral®, meaning that every time one of its vehicles collects waste from a customer site or one of its staff visits customers in a company car, it will be a carbon neutral journey.
Grundon says it is the first major waste management group in the UK to make its entire fleet carbon neutral.
Grundon says it has partnered with the CarbonNeutral Company, a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions. It is investing in a three year programme to offset vehicle emissions and support a community reforestation project in rural Uganda.
Compliance manager Toni Robinson, who has led the campaign to go CarbonNeutral®, said the company has put “considerable focus” into improving its environmental credentials.
For our customers, it’s a reassurance that they are working with a business which is proud of its commitment to the green agenda and we’re sure they will welcome the fact we are not only cutting our own carbon emissions, but helping them reduce theirs too.
Grundon expects to reduce 30,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over three years through its carbon finance programme.