’Becoming carbon-neutral across our UK business is a landmark achievement,’ says UK chief executive

Claims management provider Sedgwick has revealed that its UK operations have achieved carbon-neutral status. 

The firm said it had secured ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system (EMS), which is verified by the British Standards Institution (BSI).

Sedgwick said the business is now on track to meet its commitment to Science Based Targets, a corporate climate action organisation, of being carbon net zero by 2030.

“Becoming carbon-neutral across our UK business is a landmark achievement,” Neil Gibson, UK chief executive, said.

”It’s also an important step towards meeting our Science Based Targets of becoming carbon net zero by the end of this decade.”

Last year

It came after Sedgwick recorded a 26% reduction in its carbon footprint in the UK last year.

This was due to its environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, which aims to reduce travel and invest in renewable energy, motion-activated lighting and a growing proportion (70%) of electric/hybrid fleet vehicles.

Sedgwick has also introduced initiatives to help clients reduce their Scope 3 emissions. 

“Climate-related catastrophes are a huge threat to the industry and the world around us,” Gibson said.

”If we hope to reduce the impact of global warming on our environment, the transition to a low-carbon economy is more crucial than ever.”