Courier service Speedy Freight announces carbon-neutral status

By Nick Batten on 27 October, 2023

National same-day courier service Speedy Freight has announced its status as a certified carbon-neutral business, in partnership with Carbon Neutral Britain.

The scope of the Carbon Neutral certification includes Speedy Freight’s office spaces across the entire franchised network, commuting practices and its owned courier fleet.

Through the Carbon Neutral Britain Climate Fund, Speedy Freight is offsetting its carbon emissions through internationally certified carbon offsetting projects. These projects have been selected based on their direct and indirect impact globally.

The certification is measured through the three largest, and most regulated offsetting standards in the world.

These include the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Gold Standard Voluntary Emission Reductions (VER), and Certified Emission Reductions (CER) programs. 

Certification is awarded following calculation using the ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol Emissions Standard principles of relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency and accuracy. 

The Carbon Neutral certification is the latest step Speedy Freight has taken to reduce the operations environmental impact.

In April 2023, the brand launched its Routes Planting Roots environmental campaign, in partnership with the Earth Restoration Service, funding wildflower meadows and tree nurseries at over thirty schools local to Speedy Freight branches.

Next month, the brand will aid in the planting event in collaboration with the schools and members of the local communities across the UK. 

The news also follows the recent launch of Speedy Freight’s  new tailor-made parcel service, Speedy Parcels.

Shaun Sidley, HSQE Manager at Speedy Freight, said, “We are delighted to announce we are now a certified Carbon Neutral Business. Speedy Freight recognises the importance of environmental protection and is committed to operating responsibly.

“We are constantly endeavouring to optimise our operational efficiency; help reduce energy consumption emissions and waste through technical improvements and the implementation of better working practices.”

To find out more visit: speedyfreight.com/csr-environment/ and to contact the Swindon office call: 01793 279 222 or email: swindon@speedyfreight.com