TEXO is pleased to announce a commitment to be carbon zero by 2032. We will be introducing a series of initiatives to help drive greener business ambitions over the coming years, all designed to reduce its carbon footprint and to switch to cleaner and greener options across everything from energy use to travel.
We are currently working with Carbon Neutral Britain, an initiative that helps individuals and businesses in the UK to make a difference. We have recently undertaken a review of our current carbon usage, to help plan how and where we can make long-lasting, sustainable changes.
“Working with Carbon Neutral Britain means that we can start offsetting our carbon usage straight away, and become a carbon neutral business,” says TEXO Managing Director Chris Smith. “But we need to go much further than that – our aim is to significantly reduce our impact on the environment by changing the way we do things so that we are having less negative impact and actively building a positive approach.”
We are currently researching solar panels for our large facility at Port of Blyth, which will enable the site to run on renewable energy sources. We are also introducing electric vehicles into our fleet, particularly for those parts of the business that concentrate on local journeys, and have committed to significant reductions in travel, preferring to conduct meetings and site visits remotely wherever possible.
“Our new Livestream technology is the ideal way to help us meet this particular goal,” comments Chris Smith. “Our clients have already seen the benefits of real-time video and image streaming, which not only reduces the need for travel, but also speeds up the process of maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair. We plan to utilise Livestream to help us maintain our reputation for great service without adding to the world’s travel pollution.”
TEXO is also increasing its work in renewable energy and other sustainability projects, ensuring that a growing percentage of external work is representative of our internal sustainability goals.