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Exporta have taken a big step forward on their journey to Net Zero. The exciting news is that Exporta have now confirmed their Verified Carbon Neutral status. Having worked together with their Carbon Partner Auditel to reach this milestone, Exporta become the first carbon neutral plastic pallet supplier in the United Kingdom to be verified to BSi PAS2060 standard.

When Exporta talk about sustainability being at the core of their business, they mean it. The company has committed to be Net Zero by 2045. Head of business services at Exporta, Shona Laing explains. “We are an environmentally conscious and sustainable thinking company, committed to promoting sustainability across our own operations and helping our customers achieve the same. We have held ISO14001 certification for several years which has allowed us to demonstrate our commitment and compliance. However, we felt that it didn’t take us far enough as we always strive to be a leader in the market. We can see the need in proving that we are an environmentally ethical company and working with Auditel to determine our current Carbon Footprint and put in place a Strategic Carbon Reduction Plan, achieving PAS2060, will allow us to do that. It’s one thing to talk the talk, another to walk the walk.”

Achieving PAS2060 and becoming Verified Carbon Neutral is the next step for Exporta on their journey to Net Zero, and Auditel are supporting Exporta in this journey. Auditels’ Carbon Specialist Sean Connaughton says. “Exporta really are ahead of the curve. The culture within the whole organisation is totally focused on a drive to achieving carbon neutrality. Working with them has been a joy, everyone we have worked with has been very receptive, helping us gather the detailed carbon data to accurately calculate their scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. Working across all departments everyone has been willing to share, learn and work with me to make it a smooth journey for both parties.”

“Achieving carbon neutrality is an important milestone for Exporta. We are delighted to have achieved this after all the hard work from the whole team who have really bought in to our journey to Net Zero by 2045. One of the key pillars of Exporta’s offering is the introduction of sustainable returnable packaging into our customers operations, therefore our Carbon Neutral position is very aligned with our mission. At Exporta, we take Eco matters and sustainability seriously, it’s not just talk, which our carbon neutral accreditation proves.”

Dale Paterson Managing Director Exporta

Speaking about the verified carbon neutral status Exporta’s Managing Director Dale Paterson said. “Achieving carbon neutrality is an important milestone for Exporta. We are delighted to have achieved this after all the hard work from the whole team who have really bought in to our journey to Net Zero by 2045. One of the key pillars of Exporta’s offering is the introduction of sustainable returnable packaging into our customers operations, therefore our Carbon Neutral position is very aligned with our mission. At Exporta, we take Eco matters and sustainability seriously, it’s not just talk, which our carbon neutral accreditation proves.”

Working with a sustainably driven supplier means Exporta’s customers can be assured that sustainability is at the core of the business. Having provided product handling solutions for over 20 years to the UK industry Exporta has gained the trust of thousands of businesses. The range at Exporta includes Plastic Pallets, Pallet Boxes, Pallet Collars, Storage Containers and a range of Load Securing options.

There is also a full warehouse and picking solution available for those companies with a larger project to tackle. Exporta can also support with product customisation including in-house logo printing, custom product colours and RFID solutions. They can now even provide pallet rack tests.  Providing these goods and services in a sustainable manner means hours of research and planning to ensure products are sourced from manufacturers with the same core values as Exporta.

“Working with Auditel to be Verified Carbon Neutral to PAS 2060 has been a fantastic experience and a real learning curve. Sean, and the whole Auditel team have been brilliant every step of the way and we really feel like we have a partner on our journey to Net Zero by 2045.

Shona Laing, Head of Business Services Exporta

Daniel Paterson, Operations Director comments. “Gaining Carbon Neutral status for Exporta has been a huge step forward in demonstrating to the communities around us that we are taking responsibility for our actions against the planet and is not just a theory. This status has given renewed confidence to our sales team to back up our Eco status claims. “

Shona Laing, Head of Business Services concludes, “Working with Auditel to be Verified Carbon Neutral has been a fantastic experience and a real learning curve. Sean, and the whole Auditel team have been brilliant every step of the way and we really feel like we have a partner on our journey to Net Zero by 2045.

It’s one thing to talk to talk, but Auditel have helped us walk the walk when it comes to our sustainable values as a company and the benefits to our customers will be huge.”