Adam Hewitt Ltd, the leading agricultural salvage specialist, is pleased to announce that they have achieved carbon neutrality to the internationally recognised standard PAS 2060. This is a significant milestone for the business and is believed to be a first in the insurance motor salvage sector.
Working with Tunley Environmental to independently verify, Adam Hewitt Ltd have accurately calculated their carbon footprint and satisfactorily offset this to achieve carbon neutrality for the necessary elements of Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
Adam Hewitt, Managing Director, commented:
“This is the first major step in our journey to reduce the total carbon footprint for our activities and underpins our commitment to sustainability. We are exceptionally proud to have attained Carbon Neutral status, but this is just the beginning of our longer-term ambitions regarding sustainability and protecting the environment for the future.”
The business used Tunley Environmental to ensure the carbon measurement was completed thoroughly and robustly and in line with the Green Claims Code. Once the carbon footprint was established, a plan was developed together with specific targets to continually reduce GHG emissions over time relative to company growth. As for the residual carbon emissions produced, these have been offset by using high-quality certified carbon credits to the required verified standard with One Tribe, who create and fund exciting environmental protection projects around the world.
“After accurately measuring our footprint a plan was developed, together with specific targets, to continually reduce GHG emissions over time relative to company growth. As for the residual carbon emissions produced, these have been offset to the required standard with One Tribe. We chose to support these regenerative and community-based offset projects as they will have a lasting benefit on our planet for many years to come. As a business we are committed to driving increased awareness around the effects of greenhouse gases and implementing new initiatives to further help reduce our footprint. We are developing some exciting plans to align with our upcoming relocation that will help maintain our neutral status whilst we work towards the more complex and longer-term net zero de-carbonising goal.”
Collection and recovery vehicle CO2 emissions made up the most significant element of the business’s carbon impact; this is difficult to tackle when providing a national service. However, the business is looking at low carbon fuels and the possibility of EV trucks in the future for regional operations.
Paul Green, Operations Director at Adam Hewitt Ltd, added:
“Our carbon appraisal will become an annual responsibility in order to evaluate, measure and track progress on emissions. We are committed to ongoing carbon neutrality, which aligns with our carbon reduction goals and forms part of our ESG business strategy. We believe our carbon-neutral status will confidently enable us to meet the expectations of work providers, customers and other stakeholders and differentiate our business as an environmental frontrunner in the industry. We are determined to keep building on this achievement to really make a progressive and sustainable difference.”