Using the world's resources appropriately

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We manufacture and blend biofuel into the petrol and diesel we supply in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions and meet our biofuel supply obligations. 

We work to ensure that we only supply biofuels that use the world’s resources appropriately. That means:

 

Maximising the carbon savings from the biofuels we choose;

  • We have set a voluntary, company target to achieve 70% carbon saving from our biofuels. This is ambitious, and double the level required under the EU Renewable Energy Directive;
  • We devote time and resource into sourcing the lowest carbon biofuels possible.

 

Choosing biofuels made from wastes wherever possible;

  • We have made significant changes to our biodiesel production facility in order to process 100% wastes.
  • Almost all of the biodiesel that we blend into our diesel is now derived from waste oils from the restaurant and food manufacturing sectors.

 

Taking a risk-based approach to sustainability, recognising that sustainability risks change with continent, country and feedstock;

  • We have audited farms where we believe that the audit process will deliver additional safeguards against environmental degradation or carbon loss, or bring improvements to social welfare and justice. 
  • In countries where we have identified these as locally relevant issues, we have aimed to certify all product against a formal sustainability standard.
  • In all cases, we seek to breaking down barriers to sustainable sourcing by forging new levels of traceability from port back to farm, to put environmental concerns firmly on our suppliers’ agenda.

 

Being open about what we do.

We make available detailed information on the origin of our raw materials and the carbon savings achieved, because we believe that disclosure drives improvement.  

Detailed information about our biofuels is provided in our Annual Report and on our raw materials and carbon pages.

Encouraging an understanding of the wider impact of agriculture on the environment.

We have looked beyond biofuels at the wider impact of agriculture on the environment through the development of BioCarbon Tracker. BioCarbon Tracker is an interactive web tool that maps carbon stored in trees and shrubs, measuring losses and gains through land use change. Visit BioCarbon Tracker

 

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