Customers offered carbon offsetting
Published: 20 September 2019 - Carly Wills
LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) supplier Flogas Britain has announced that it will be offering environmentally-conscious business customers the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions – by supporting a selection of verified sustainability projects that deliver quantifiable greenhouse gas reductions.
Flogas unveiled its latest Carbon Offsetting Scheme following the UK’s legally binding commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. With pressure now mounting for businesses to take more accountability for their carbon footprint, Flogas’ scheme gives them the chance to offset up to 100 per cent of their carbon impact from using gas, by providing much-needed support for conservation and renewable energy projects that directly benefit the environment.
An internationally recognised way to manage carbon emissions, businesses who participate in the Carbon Offsetting Scheme will purchase carbon credits based on their gas consumption, which in turn are used to offset unavoidable emissions created during their day-to-day operations. Each carbon credit will support an environmental project by capturing or reducing one equivalent tonne of CO2e that otherwise would not be captured.
Every one of the projects Flogas is supporting complies with either the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) or Gold Standard (GS), which are approved under the ICROA Code of Best Practice. Businesses that choose to opt into the Carbon Offsetting Scheme will be supporting projects, such as:
Nafa Naana: An initiative that helps some of the poorest households in Burkina Faso, West Africa, access eco-friendly equipment (including efficient LPG cooking stoves), rather than relying on the use of firewood from dwindling forests
Kariba REDD+: A forest conservation project that is aiming to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities for poor communities in Zimbabwe, Africa – a region now suffering from deforestation, poverty and drought
Huóshui Grouped Small Hydropower: A project consisting of 95 small-scale hydro power plants that generate renewable energy in rural China. By supplying clean hydroelectric power to the local grid, the project displaces greenhouse gas emissions and improves the lives of local people.