We are very proud that in 2011 Central Taxis became the UK’s first Carbon Neutral black taxi company and we have worked to retain accreditation ever since.
We offset the emissions from every journey through the purchase of carbon credits and investing in sustainability projects.
Carbon Neutral accreditation is available to businesses which have reduced emissions to net zero in accordance with The Carbon Neutral Protocol which ensures that a business’s claims of carbon neutrality are clear, credible and transparent.
We have partnered with the Carbon Footprint Company, a world leading provider of carbon reduction solutions, to reduce our emissions to zero. We have measured and will continue to measure our carbon footprint, covering emissions from the following:
- Energy consumption
- Customer travel
- Business travel
- Company owned vehicles
- Staff commuting
- Third party deliveries
- Waste disposal
Our customers can rest assured that their carbon footprint is zero when booking their taxis.
Our sophisticated dispatch system reduces emissions by ensuring that cars are not dragged unnecessary distances to make a pick-up and you can rest assured that when you order your taxi only the closest available vehicle is dispatched to you.
Central Taxis drivers are encouraged to undertake Fuel Good driver training which teaches methods by which drivers can save up to 15% of fuel annually.
At our business location we have implemented a company-wide environmental, energy and waste policy which is strictly adhered to.
Operating a business in which our day-to-day activities have an immediate effect on the environment, we are committed to reducing our impact and continually improving our environmental performance. We are dedicated to sourcing ways in which to make our business greener and are committed to reducing the emissions from our vehicles wherever possible. All of our emissions are closely monitored and offset through two sustainability projects.
Our current supported project is focused on renewable energy through solar power production in India, chosen after the installation of solar panels to provide power to our own office in Edinburgh.
Co-ordinated by the ACME Group and based in India, this bundled project supports the installation of grid-connected renewable energy sources (namely solar PV cells), supplying energy into the Indian National Grid. The implementation of grouped project activity ensures energy security, diversification of the grid generation mix and sustainable growth of the electricity generation sector in India. In addition to providing sustainable employment (reducing poverty) the project also provides improved healthcare, sanitation and educational benefit to the communities in which the projects are based.
When you choose to travel in a Central Taxi you are reducing your impact on the environment at home and abroad. By making an educated choice you enable global renewable energy usage and conservation projects that rely desperately on initiatives like our Carbon Neutral offsetting to carry on the good work they are doing worldwide.
You can find out about this project and more at: https://www.carbonfootprint.com/vcs_india_solar_acme.html