Environmental Projects

More than just carbon offsetting

CityFleet offsets all the carbon generated by its corporate client base, through our partner Carbon Clear.

But environmental responsibility requires more than this, and so our projects with Carbon Clear incorporate far more than simple offsetting:

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Fuel switch projects retrofit factories powered by heavy fuels to enable sustainable biomass, waste wood and sawdust to be burned as fuel instead. By displacing the use of heavy fuel oil, significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are achieved.

The Fuel Switch Brazil project provides a range of social and environmental co-benefits.  The initiative helps to reduce emissions by displacing heavy fuel oil traditionally used in factories and improves the local environment by decreasing air pollution.   The facilities offer employment opportunities and provide social benefits to employees and local communities and the factories implement a range of other sustainability principles.

In addition to green house gas reductions, reducing the burning of dirty fossil fuels contributes to improved air quality in the region. In recognition of their broader environmental and social commitment these projects have been awarded the SOCIALCARBON standard.

Some of the facilities have implemented additional sustainability initiatives such as reducing residue and energy consumption. The factories may be located near to threatened rainforests, making the pioneering use of fuel-switch to sustainable fuels especially important where wood harvested for fuel is often a driver for deforestation. Using sustainable biomass, often from waste products that would find no further use, reduces the pressure on this important natural resource.

The factories employ full time staff and provide employment benefits such as health insurance, food staples and awards for performance. In addition, the project developers have invested in education and capacity building courses, such as providing computer literacy lessons for employees and their relatives.

The Fuel Switch Brazil Project is more than just a carbon project. By improving air quality in the local area and investing in the personal development of employees, the project goes beyond the scope of simply financing a carbon project.

The carbon offset credits with this project have been verified by an accredited third party auditor and are Voluntary Carbon Standard and SOCIALCARBON certified.

Fuel Switch Brazil Project Overview

Fuel switch projects retrofit factories powered by heavy fuels to enable sustainable biomass, waste wood and sawdust to be burned as fuel instead. By displacing the use of heavy fuel oil, significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are achieved

The Fuel Switch Brazil project provides a range of social and environmental co-benefits.  The initiative helps to reduce emissions by displacing heavy fuel oil traditionally used in factories and improves the local environment by decreasing air pollution.   The facilities offer employment opportunities and provide social benefits to employees and local communities and the factories implement a range of other sustainability principles.

In addition to green house gas reductions, reducing the burning of dirty fossil fuels contributes to improved air quality in the region. In recognition of their broader environmental and social commitment these projects have been awarded the SOCIALCARBON standard.

Some of the facilities have implemented additional sustainability initiatives such as reducing residue and energy consumption. The factories may be located near to threatened rainforests, making the pioneering use of fuel-switch to sustainable fuels especially important where wood harvested for fuel is often a driver for deforestation. Using sustainable biomass, often from waste products that would find no further use, reduces the pressure on this important natural resource.

The factories employ full time staff and provide employment benefits such as health insurance, food staples and awards for performance. In addition, the project developers have invested in education and capacity building courses, such as providing computer literacy lessons for employees and their relatives.

The Fuel Switch Brazil Project is more than just a carbon project. By improving air quality in the local area and investing in the personal development of employees, the project goes beyond the scope of simply financing a carbon project.

The carbon offset credits with this project have been verified by an accredited third party auditor and are Voluntary Carbon Standard and SOCIALCARBON certified.

Innovators in cleaner solutions

CityFleet has put its money where its mouth is on environmental issues and recognizes that as a provider of transport services it needs to go the extra mile to ensure it limits its impact on the wider environment.

Over the past 10 years we have led the way with innovations in our sector:

  • Trials of new fuel technology- we partnered with GasTech E&E to develop an entirely new LPG powered taxis for London
  • Nitrogen tyre facility: We were the first taxi provider to install Nitrogen into the tyres of our fleet for free- reducing their fuel consumption by up to 5% per annum
  • Partnering with econnect – a new full EV car service for zero emission transportation
  • Engine Switch Off initiative- aimed at reducing engines idling at rest stops and breaks
  • Bin the Bin campaign- turning each London CityFleet campus into zero waste bin environments
  • Eco Drive training- supported by the Energy Saving Trust, CityFleet introduced a specialist greener driving course for its drivers and staff to improve their fuel consumption
  • Supporting Frazer Nash in their all electric New Metrocab project to deliver a zero emission capable taxi to the London market

CityFleet offsets all the carbon generated by its corporate client base