MEMBER NEWS: Peterson achieves carbon neutral status across global operations

December 19, 2022
MEMBER NEWS: Peterson achieves carbon neutral status across global operations

International energy logistics provider Peterson has announced today it’s been awarded carbon neutral status across global operations under the PAS 2060 accreditation scheme from National Quality Assurance certification body.

The carbon neutral certification covers Peterson’s 34 sites across seven countries with operations in the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Qatar and Australia.

Sarah Moore, Chief Executive Officer at Peterson, said: “We’re proud to announce we’ve been awarded global carbon neutral status, marking a significant milestone on our sustainability journey, and moving us closer to reaching net zero by 2025.

“As one of the first energy logistics companies to achieve carbon neutrality, we are committed to playing our part in the energy transition, supporting clients with their sustainability targets and making a real difference by investing in a greener future.”

Keith Dawson, Director of HSEQ at Peterson, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be certified as a carbon neutral business and lead by example as we aim to contribute towards global net-zero targets.

“This achievement reflects the ambitious sustainability plans set out by our leadership team and is testament to the fantastic collaborative effort from everyone at Peterson. We look forward to continuing to make progress on our sustainability journey.”

Since 2017, Peterson has improved its energy efficiency by 12% and reduced total energy usage by 35% at all sites. The company has seen its total emissions fall by 42% and aims to be net zero by 2025.

Some of Peterson’s initiatives include the use of increased electric forklift trucks replacing existing diesel trucks, the use of environmentally friendly fuels in cranes and trucks, the purchase of new electric vans with zero tail pipe emissions, and the use of advanced technologies to achieve optimal planning into the supply chain to minimise the movement of goods across locations.

Clients now benefit from the assurance that Peterson’s logistics services are carbon neutral certified and will receive consistent and accurate carbon data to support their scope three emission targets. Peterson also provides advice and support in developing a carbon management system for clients and will soon offer a carbon neutral consultancy service drawing on its recent success and experience.

Earlier this year, Peterson won the Supplier Sustainability Award in the Net Zero Energy Transition Awards hosted by Scottish Renewables. The award recognised the significant progress Peterson has made on its sustainability journey, leading the way in reducing carbon emissions by achieving carbon neutral status by the end of 2022 and net zero by 2025.

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