How Cargostore is Reducing its Carbon Emissions

 

Many companies are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of reducing carbon emissions, and Cargostore is no exception. As we increase our support of the offshore wind and renewables industries, we have also looked internally to ensure we as a company are doing our part in the steps towards a more sustainable future.

Here are some of the environmentally conscious policies we have implemented.

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Environmentally Conscious Corporate Travel

One of the biggest contributors to a business’s carbon footprint is transportation. Our head office in London is now operating on a 3-day hybrid work week which has significantly reduced the company’s travel consumption as a whole, with many team members opting to use public transport on the in-office days.

Cargostore has team members dotted around the globe to cater for clients internationally. As such, many of our team work exclusively from their home offices daily, removing transport emissions entirely. In addition, where possible for overseas exhibitions and events, our team have been opting to use Eurostar as opposed to flying.

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Did you know that travelling from London to Paris by Eurostar emits 4Kg of CO2 per passenger compared with 57.8Kg of CO2 when flying? That’s over 14 times more CO2 when travelling by air!

Smart Logistics Decisions Save Time, Money, and the Environment

As a container leasing company, we transport our units around the world to support projects in many industry sectors. We strive to deliver the closest suitable units to each project, saving emissions and time. In many of our locations we operate a quayside facility, which reduces time and emissions when transporting containers to the vessel before it is taken offshore.

Little Habits Add Up to Big Savings

Energy use is a factor we at Cargostore consider daily when we are in-office. Turning off lights and equipment at the end of each day and using energy efficient appliances might seem insignificant, but putting this into practice regularly over a period of time saves a substantial amount of energy.

We have implemented a robust in-office recycling and waste reduction program and ensure all our waste is disposed of sustainably. Our chosen waste collection company collects everything from paper and plastics, through to empty printer cartridges and electronics, whilst ensuring each item is either recycled or disposed of correctly.

Moving to Digital

Cargostore attends many conferences throughout the year, and we are making the switch from traditional print brochures and business cards to digital versions which will save on printing and waste. Our sales team are equipped with digital devices to take to client meetings, and we encourage leaving clients with digital copies of our product catalogues over printed copies.

Working in Renewable Energy

Whilst our offshore division currently supports both offshore wind as well as oil and gas, our support for offshore wind projects has been growing year upon year. Also, with impressive targets set for offshore wind capacity globally from the East Coast USA, as well as in Europe and Asia, this is a portion of our business that we are continuously developing and investing in.

Let us know how your company is cutting down on carbon emissions, or if you have any other handy suggestions we would love to hear them at info@cargostore.com.

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