UnitBirwelco achieves Carbon Negative status two years ahead of schedule
Thermal technology specialists, UnitBirwelco Limited (UnitBirwelco), has managed to achieve ‘Carbon Negative’ status two years ahead of target.
Originally scheduled for 2022, UnitBirwelco has reached its destination this year by applying a rigorous ‘five-step’ plan, which started with identifying those areas of the operation where reductions could most easily be achieved and then making an honest and accurate study of the level of current emissions. Targets were produced and achieved based on a combination of internal reductions and by supporting emission reduction projects, making sure that all stakeholders – including the workforce – were aware of the purpose and benefits of the initiative.
Commenting on the achievement, Group CEO, Cy Wilkinson, said: “Our team have worked hard to improve on our original target of becoming carbon negative by 2022. We realised that wasn’t fast enough for us and working with our customers in sectors like oil and gas, energy and power has made us acutely aware both of public perceptions and the environmental challenges we face. Our technical knowledge acquired over many years also helped us come up with some of the solutions.”
UnitBirwelco has managed to offset 150 tonnes of CO2 by supporting several projects including borehole rehabilitation in Uganda, the Brazilian rain forest through the ADPML Portel Para RDD project and by reforestation through planting 100 trees in the UK.
Mr Wilkinson added: “It also shows what can achieved when everyone is pulling in the same direction because they understand why – our workforce at every level have been amazing. Adhering to recognized Standards is now part of everyday life, which is which is why we are certified with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001. Businesses simply cannot afford to opt out of their responsibilities. We are delighted to have made our contribution.”