At Hub Packaging, we believe in the power of business to drive positive change and contribute to building a sustainable future.
That’s why we are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in our sustainability journey – becoming a carbon neutral business. This achievement represents our unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility, as we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and attempt to make a tangible impact on the fight against climate change.
Understanding Our Carbon Footprint
To embark on this journey, we worked with industry leaders Carbon Neutral Britain to conduct a comprehensive carbon footprint assessment. This involved a meticulous analysis of our operations, supply chains, and energy consumption.
After various calculations across all aspects of our business operations, it was calculated that we as a business produced 468.32 Tonnes of CO₂e emissions in 2022.
By gaining a clear understanding of our carbon emissions, we were able to develop targeted strategies to minimise and offset our impact on the environment.
Embracing Sustainable Practises
Reducing our carbon footprint required a shift in the way we do business. We implemented a range of sustainable practices across our organisation, optimising resource efficiency and minimising waste generation. By adopting energy-saving technologies, implementing recycling programs, and encouraging responsible consumption, we have significantly reduced our greenhouse gas emissions.
Transitioning to Renewable Energy
One of the key pillars of our carbon neutrality strategy was transitioning to renewable energy sources. We understood the importance of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and embracing cleaner alternatives. As a result, we have invested in solar panels, energy-efficient lighting systems throughout our building, an ever-growing fleet of hybrid company vehicles, and other renewable energy solutions to power our operations. This transition not only significantly reduced our carbon emissions but also ensured a more sustainable energy future for our company.
Partnering for Positive Impact
We recognise that achieving carbon neutrality requires collaborative efforts and to assist us in our journey to becoming a carbon neutral business, we have invested in CNB’s Climate Fund™ – Europe’s leading offsetting initiative, which helps businesses make an impact on Climate Change. Founded in 2020, their projects have already offset over 500,000 Tonnes of CO₂e and planted over 3 million trees, helping reduce the impact of climate change and providing essential forest habitats for endangered wildlife.
These initiatives include reforestation efforts, renewable energy development, and sustainable agriculture practices. By contributing to these projects, we actively participate in global carbon reduction and environmental restoration.
The Road Ahead
Becoming a carbon neutral business is a significant milestone, but it is just the beginning of our sustainability journey. We remain committed to continuous improvement and innovation in reducing our environmental impact.
We will explore new ways to minimise waste, promote circular economy principles, and further enhance our energy efficiency. Additionally, we will continue to invest in research and development to explore sustainable packaging solutions that have a positive impact on the environment and bring them to market for our customers.
Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future
As a certified carbon neutral business, we recognise our responsibility to lead by example and inspire others to act. We are committed to transparently sharing our sustainability progress, engaging with our stakeholders, and driving meaningful change in our industry.
By integrating sustainability into our core business practices, we aim to create a greener, healthier, and more prosperous future for generations to come.
Julian Coldrick, Director of Sustainability & Governance at Hub Packaging, said:
“This achievement of becoming a carbon-neutral business showcases our steadfast commitment to environmental sustainability and positions Hub Packaging as a leading force in our industry.
We are proud of the collective efforts of our dedicated employees and partners who have been instrumental in making this milestone a reality. Our journey does not end here; we will continue to innovate, collaborate, and champion sustainable practices in both our business practise and our long-term product offering.”
Contact Hub Packaging for more information on our carbon neutral status
Becoming a carbon neutral business is a testament to our dedication to environmental sustainability and responsible business practices.
We work with clients to help them drive through efficiencies and meet their sustainability targets whilst reducing costs through implementing effective packaging solutions.
Get in touch with us today to speak with one of our packaging experts about how your packaging can play a role in reducing the carbon footprint of your business.
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