United Pallet Network, the leading operator in the now well established UK Pallet Network Sector has announced that from April 2024, the carbon footprint of all palletised freight deliveries handled by its members across its UK wide partner network will be calculated and carbon offset to become Carbon Neutral.

“UPN are now working with Carbon Neutral Britain to offset our company’s carbon emissions by investing in carbon offsetting programmes upfront for each financial quarter, so that deliveries are offset in real time as a proactive measure to minimise our environmental impact,” commented UPN Managing Director David Brown who signed the agreement with Carbon Neutral Britain.

In a first for the sector Carbon Neutral Britain will provide United Pallet Network (UPN) with a full Carbon Neutral Certification for every Member, certifying all UPN deliveries as Carbon Neutral. Each UPN Member will receive a Carbon Neutral Delivery Badge and licence enabling them to confirm and promote Carbon Neutral Status.

“Being a pallet network, UPN are already at the sharp end of sustainable logistics,” said David, “As the APN (Association of Pallet Networks) highlights, sector vehicle fill is 73% compared to a Logistics industry average of 51%, reducing by around 800 per day the number of vehicles on our roads. We must recognise though that by the very nature of our business our industry will leave a carbon footprint, we can’t help that at the moment.”

Carbon Neutral Britain is providing a Carbon Emissions Report based on projected figures for 2024 to clearly, accurately, and transparently demonstrate how the carbon footprint of the UPN network has been calculated and offset via the ISO 14064 and GHG Emissions Protocol accounting standards. These are the two largest and most recognised methods for carbon footprint calculation in the world used by the UK Government and all public agencies. The Report confirms how emissions have been validated and offset via CNB, with third party assurance.

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