XPO Logistics cuts number of offsets needed to maintain carbon neutral status at its Crick HQ


XPO Logistics has announced that its UK and Ireland headquarters (HQ) and national distribution hub at Crick, Northamptonshire, has been certified as carbon neutral for the second consecutive year. As a result, the company is cutting the number of carbon offsets required to maintain its carbon neutral status.

The HQ site first achieved carbon neutral certification in July 2023, six months ahead of schedule. XPO has reduced the site's carbon intensity by around a quarter (24%) due to company sustainability efforts, including ongoing use of clean energy, waste reduction and expansion of XPO’s fleet of electric company cars.

Dan Myers, managing director – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “With a strong commitment to operate ethically and sustainably, our team’s efforts over the last 12 months have delivered measurable improvements in our environmental performance. We have come a long way together, but there is still much to do.”

The savings realised by reducing the number of carbon offsets will now be invested in other sustainability initiatives at XPO. The company's actions at Crick demonstrate its long-term commitment to reducing carbon emissions across the business.

Emissions from the Crick site were reduced initially in numerous ways, including:

  • Switching to Tier 1 energy supply – including wind, solar, and hydro.
  • Replacing all lighting with LEDs throughout offices and warehouse, which was rolled out more than a year earlier than expected.
  • Reducing water demand through monitoring usage across the site and introducing measures to reduce consumption.
  • Working with the site’s waste contractor to achieve zero waste to landfill (ZW2L) and boost overall recycling by increasing segregation of waste streams.
  • Implementing an internal reuse initiative for scrap packaging in the company’s High Bay operations (wood, metal, and high-grade card).
  • Segregating packaging waste to optimise the rebate before re-investing the savings in other on site initiatives.

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