We’re on the road to net zero carbon by 2050
We have made further progress towards its goal of being carbon neutral by 2050, thanks to the introduction of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuelled vehicles to our UK fleet.
This additional investment in low-emission vehicles reflects our ongoing commitment to significantly reducing its impact on the environment, putting us on course to achieving our pledge of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
We have started to convert our HGV fleet from Diesel to HVO and are expected to use approximately 75000 litres of fuel per week. This means that around 40% of our UK fleet will now operate on HVO fuel, with a further 10% using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The use of multi-fuelled vehicles at this scale is expected to reduce our carbon emissions by approximately 70%, year on year.
To support the implementation of HVO vehicles, we have made several upgrades to site infrastructure that include a HVO refuelling point in Robertsbridge, alongside a new fuel island capable of delivering 110,000 litres a week at our Distribution Centre in Gotham.
The introduction of HVO and LNG-fuelled vehicles is just one way in which we are making a difference. Leaving a positive legacy and building better for future generations is a core component of British Gypsum’s company ethos, reflected in our pledge to achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
As well as investing in low-emission alternative fuels, we are also focused on reducing the carbon footprint of our buildings at each site. By working towards net zero buildings, evaluating the energy renovations of existing buildings, and incorporating greater use of in-situ renewables, together we can reduce our environmental impact and journey towards a greener future.