Aesseal achieves net zero in the UK

It’s now reportedly on target to achieve global net zero GHG emissions across all its locations worldwide by 2029

Aesseal has achieved net zero carbon emissions in its UK operations.

The company says this covers all scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions plus those associated with business flights.

The company has launched a global campaign - Betterworld – aiming to drive collective action to mitigate climate change across all industries.

The Betterworld Solutions website has been developed to demonstrate how sustainable policies and practices can lead to net zero carbon emissions without negatively impacting on productivity or profit.

Chris Rea, Managing Director of Aesseal, said: “I believe the move towards net zero is not a matter of choice for industry - it is an urgent imperative.”

“Aesseal has shown that it is possible to make a valid contribution to the UN target to reduce global warming but we cannot do this alone. There has to be a collective effort across all industries to embed sustainability in company ethos, strategies and practices, as well as in product design.”

“Betterworld Solutions is our first step in supporting other industry executives who wish to join us to secure a more sustainable future for the planet.”

Aesseal achieved UK net zero carbon emissions through various efforts including: Continual improvement in line with integrated management systems and its certification to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 for key operational sites; Programmes of training and awareness to improve employee understanding of climate change and behavioural impacts on energy use.

It also supported Hydrologic, a Cambodian social enterprise which supports the local production of ceramic water purifiers. This helps more than a million families access clean and healthy drinking water, without the need to boil it indoors – a situation which was also contributing to pollution-related respiratory and heart problems, as well as contributing to the deforestation of Cambodia.

Aesseal’s approach and data was verified using the independent assessment body SGS. The company is currently calculating its scope 3 emissions for its entire value chain, both up and downstream.

Chris Rea added: “Sustainability is central to our product design and we believe that any scope 3 emissions would be outweighed by the vast reductions in energy and water consumption our products provide to industry. In fact, if we looked at categories 11 and 12 of the GHG protocol we’re confident that it will show net negative carbon emissions overall.

“This makes us extremely confident of achieving net zero carbon emissions across our entire global network by 2029 which, fittingly, will be the 50th anniversary of Aesseal.”