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 manufacturing businesses to take more accountability for their carbon footprint, Flogas’ Scheme gives them the chance to offset up to 100% 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.

David Taylor, head of corporate affairs and Innovation at Flogas, commented: “With the UK now committed to reaching Net Zero by 2050, forward-thinking businesses need to act now to address their impact on the environment. By choosing to be part of our Carbon Offsetting Scheme, not only will they be able to mitigate their carbon emissions, they’ll help deliver economic, social and health benefits to a range of different communities too.

“Businesses offsetting their carbon through the scheme will be able to positively demonstrate their environmental commitment to customers. In fact, companies that are actively leading the way and planning for climate change with initiatives like this, are setting themselves apart, and ahead of the competition. It’s an excellent opportunity for savvy business owners keen to get ahead of the curve.”