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TT2 Achieve Carbon Neutral Certification

TT2 Achieve Carbon Neutral Certification

TT2 Achieve Carbon Neutral Certification

TT2 achieved carbon neutral certification for Scope 1 and 2 UK operations. Independent climate change and sustainability consultancy the Carbon Trust has certified TT2’s UK to PAS 2060 – the internationally recognised standard for carbon neutrality, setting out requirements for quantification, reduction and offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions from organisations like TT2.

The UK has made a commitment to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. To support this strategy, TT2 pledged to become carbon neutral across Scope 1 and 2 UK operations by the end of October 2020. Scope 1 covers direct emissions from owned or controlled sources, and Scope 2 covers indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating and cooling consumed by the organisation.

As part of our carbon reduction strategy, from the 1st August 2020, all electricity used on the TT2’s site has been generated from certifiable renewable sources. There is also a detailed carbon reduction plan in place to help TT2 achieve its neutrality goals.

TT2 already have procedures in place on-site to reduce our carbon footprint, for example, our newly installed LED lighting throughout the tunnels, an investment we have made to become more sustainable.

TT2 has successfully offset 735 tCO2e for UK operations Scope 1 and 2 for the period 01/08/2019 – 31/07/2020 through the United Nations Carbon Offset platform. Staff were given the chance to vote on a number of projects that are located in developing countries and San Antonio El Sitio Wind Power Project proved most popular. This particular company is located in Guatemala and enables the local communities to benefit with employment, health, education, improved infrastructure and socio-economic development.

TT2 achieved its goal of carbon neutral certification for our UK operations on 12 October 2020. This is part of wider efforts to help reduce pollution and carbon emissions in the North East, which includes our Tyne Pass project.

Phil Smith, Chief Executive at TT2 Limited, said, “We are delighted to have achieved carbon neutral certification for Scope 1 and 2 UK operations.

“Climate change and the environment are important issues and at TT2 we are doing what we can to support efforts to reduce carbon emissions and provide cleaner air and a sustainable future.”

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