Wood pellets for Sustainability
What We Do
- Our environmental policy outlines the principles by which we do business; guiding our practices towards long-term sustainability.
- Efficient haulage is imperative to the sustainability of our business. In order to achieve this we group together our deliveries, back-haul stock to reduce the number of ‘empty’ miles and use a tracking device on our vehicles to monitor and improve driving styles
- All our vehicles are Euro V category, which are some of the most efficient on the market.
- We measure the carbon footprint of our business so that we can benchmark and manage them responsibly as our business grows.
What We’re Planning
Having completed a sustainability review we now have in place an action plan which will, step by step , make our business more sustainable. This includes reviewing and managing our waste streams, benchmarking and managing our emissions, product and service innovations and having a corporate vision for the future. By making every effort to be sustainable we are ensuring the environmental, economic and social viability of our business and service into the future.
How Does This Bring Value?
Biomass is often labelled as a ‘carbon neutral’ fuel, but this is a misnomer when activities surrounding harvesting and haulage are included in the equation. However it is still significantly more preferable than LPG, gas and oil. The process of carbon footprinting allows us to accurately calculate how our activities impact on this equation and provide the true ‘cost’ to the environment. See FSC website for how our material is sourced from sustainable woodland.
Some interesting facts
- By turning down your thermostat by 1 degree the average UK household could save 6kg of CO₂ and £45 a year on pellet fuel bills
- By switching to wood pellets an average UK household would save 6.34 tonne of CO₂ in comparison to oil.
- By switching to wood pellets an average UK household would save 4.74 tonnes of CO₂ in comparison to gas.
- The combustion of one tonne of wood pellets is equivalent to 158kg of CO₂ - Over 100 years, one tree will absorb one tonne of CO₂ from the atmosphere.