Engineering recruitment and contracting specialists the NRL Group is celebrating achieving the Carbon Neutral International Standard, after undertaking an in-depth exercise to manage the Group’s carbon footprint across the businesses.
As part of the commitment to understand their carbon usage, NRL also signed up to participate in the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative, designed to give organisations decisive and measurable actions to reduce their impact on the environment.
To achieve this important milestone the NRL Group launched a new partnership with One Carbon World a global resource partner of the UN Climate Neutral Now Initiative. One Carbon World is a not-for-profit organisation that advises and supports organisations to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Operating in 24 countries, they work with businesses to access funding and help them invest in carbon credits to support international projects that offset carbon usage.
After calculating the organisation’s annual carbon footprint, NRL worked with One Carbon World to secure carbon credits to invest in decarbonisation projects across the globe to offset any remaining carbon consumption. Two projects were chosen, supporting a reforestation project in South America and progressing clean energy in developing countries.
The move to become carbon neutral aligns with the NRL Group’s involvement over recent years in supporting green energy projects across the globe – including onshore and offshore wind energy for projects such as Beatrice Wind Farm in Scotland and Ras Ghareb Wind Farm in Egypt, as well as supplying labour to construct the Tees Renewable Energy Plant and providing innovative Ultrasonic inspection qualification services to help bring Hinkley Point C to life.
Reflecting on the prestigious accolade NRL Group’s CEO, David Redmayne, said: “We’re delighted to have achieved the Carbon Neutral International Standard across our businesses. As a major provider of engineering recruitment and contracting services to the energy sector, we’ve been on a journey with our clients to support their energy transition to greener, cleaner resources.
“It’s therefore of great importance to us that we’re doing everything we can as a Group to make our own improvements to support this collective effort to strive for net zero.
“Our journey doesn’t stop here though, we’re already looking at ways we can continue to reduce our carbon footprint, work greener across our businesses and use our position in the market to support even more green energy and technology advances.”