International energy logistics provider Peterson has announced its sustainability goal to be carbon neutral by the end of 2022.
The plans include all 27 Peterson sites operating in seven countries which will be achieved through the PAS2060 accreditation scheme.
Keith Dawson, HSEQ Director at Peterson, says, “We are delighted to announce our plans to achieve carbon neutrality across the business by reducing operational emissions and investing in energy efficient plant, facilities and technology solutions.”
“As a global organisation, we are fully committed to minimising our operational impact on the environment and its resources by providing innovative and sustainable services throughout the entire energy life cycle of the energy logistics and supply chain industry,” Dawson adds.
Earlier this year, Peterson’s Edzell facility was the first site to be certified as carbon neutral and six more sites are set to reach this milestone by the end of 2021.
Some of Peterson’s initiatives include the use of an all-electric forklift fleet, the use of environmentally friendly fuels in our cranes and trucks, utilising wind, turbine and solar power to operate facilities and the use of advanced technologies to achieve optimal planning into the supply chain to minimise the movement of goods across locations.
A new staff initiative has also been introduced as part of Peterson’s net-zero framework by joining the Pawprint pioneer programme – an online tool and app, which allow users to measure, understand and reduce their carbon footprint.
Sustainability is integrated into Peterson’s social responsibility (CSR) programme, “Dare to Care”, and is based on four robust sustainability pillars: customers, employees, environment, and community. Each pillar represents a social aspect of the company it aims to uphold in order to demonstrate a positive role in the communities and wider society it operates in.