It’s a double first for All-Star Logistics Ulc in Newcastlewest, as the first Limerick business and the first logistics and transport provider in Ireland to sign up to Flogas Ireland’s Carbon Offsetting initiative for its commercial customers.
Michael Murphy, area bulk sales representative for Flogas Ireland, presented Paudie Murphy, managing director, All-Star Logistics with its Certificate of Climate Protection. It verified that the company has compensated for 72 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by investing via Flogas in South Pole’s climate protection project, Kariba Forest Protection in Zimbabwe.
First established in 1996, All-Star Logistics now provides warehousing, logistics and fleet transportation solutions for national and multi-national clients.
Paudie Murphy, managing director, All-Star Logistics Ulc, said, “We are delighted to be Flogas’ first customer in Limerick and the first in our sector to sign up to this very important initiative. We are committed to reducing our carbon impact, so we are very pleased that Flogas has given us the opportunity to invest in globally certified sustainable projects that are helping to tackle climate change. “
Carbon offsetting is recognised worldwide as a way of managing carbon emissions. Flogas collaborates with South Pole, a gold standard provider of carbon offsetting projects worldwide.
John Rooney, managing director, Flogas Ireland said, “ We welcome All-Star Logistics to our carbon-offsetting initiative for commercial customers. We would also urge other business customers to take a proactive approach towards tackling climate change and differentiate themselves from the competition.”
For a minimal fee, Flogas will purchase carbon credits for participating commercial customers like All-Star Logistics, investing in sustainable global projects that either reduce or capture an equivalent amount of carbon emissions. Carbon emission reductions are certified through globally recognised standards and audited by independent third parties.
Examples of the supported projects include forest protection, providing access to clean and efficient LPG cookstoves, supporting renewable energy projects and wastewater treatment and biogas utilisation projects.