Rye Group achieves carbon neutral status

Grant Prior 1 year ago Rye Group
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Demolition specialist Rye Group has achieved carbon neutral status, after switching from standard red diesel to HVO [Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil] Green D+ fuel.

Rye Group adheres to its own Sustainable Standard philosophy, which encompasses Safety, People, Quality, Environment and Community to ensure all projects are delivered to the highest possible standards, while positively impacting its clients and society as a whole.

As part of this Standard, the Group pledged in August 2021 to reduce carbon emissions from all site equipment by over 90% within the following two years.

In working closely with national fuel and lubricant provider, New Era Fuels, Rye has successfully replaced the use of diesel fuel with HVO within all site plant and
machinery, and across its entire fleet of company vehicles.

As result, it has reduced its annual carbon emissions figure from 3,065 tonnes to 135 tonnes within just 12 months. This represents a reduction of over 92% in just one
year.

To then obtain carbon neutral status, Rye Group offset the residual emissions via two VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) schemes that focus on forest protection in Brazil and Colombia, whilst addressing ten of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Simon Barlow, Managing Director of Rye Group, said: “When we launched our Sustainable Standard framework in 2020, we set out a clear vision to build on our existing recycling and reuse rates and to lead the demolition industry by example. The results of our latest carbon audit are just excellent and showcase what can be achieved with decisive and impactful changes, like the replacement of diesel with HVO fuel.

“We are delighted to have exceeded our initial emissions reduction timeframe by 12 months and to have already reached a carbon neutral status. We will now work hard to maintain this and hope to inspire other industry representatives to make this much needed and positive change.”

 

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