(L - R): Environmental and regulatory affairs manager Clare Galland and Everflow chief executive Josh Gill.
Matthew Neville

Teesside water company is first in the UK to become carbon neutral

Teesside based Water supplier Everflow Water has launched a new scheme and is providing 100 per cent carbon neutral water supplies to its customers in a bid to achieve net zero by 2040.

Chief executive Josh Gill said: “We’re committed to doing everything we can to protect and secure the environment for future generations, and we’ve implemented a number of schemes and initiatives to ensure this.

“That includes taking measures to offset our whole supply chain, as well as our customers’ supply chains, through buying carbon credits to offset all emissions produced in the process – from getting water from reservoirs, treating it and it going back into the sea.

“Closer to home, in a recent survey, our employees told us that they’d like to convert to electric vehicles, so we’ve enabled this by partnering with the Octopus employee electric vehicle scheme.

As well as offsetting the carbon that is used on its behalf, Everflow is also encouraging customers, partners, and suppliers to do their bit. The firm has submitted its data to environmental experts Earthly to calculate Everflow’s carbon emissions for last year.

Environmental and regulatory affairs manager Clare Galland added: “As well as the work we do at Everflow, we’re committed to offsetting the emissions from our own customers’ supplies.

“We’ve done this by buying certified carbon credits from THG Eco, which means that our customer contracts are fully carbon neutral from 2021 to 2023 inclusive, and our own business is carbon neutral from 2020 until the end of 2023.”

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