While businesses across the energy sector continue to take positive steps as part of the transition towards net-zero, there are some who remain uncertain about how to equip their organisations to face these challenges in a meaningful way.
In response to increased demand, QHSE Aberdeen has developed a suite of new training courses to help companies implement low carbon products, processes, and services.
This includes supporting clients to become carbon neutral by achieving a balance between the carbon a business emits and the amount it prevents.
QHSE Aberdeen is a leading provider of professional consultancy and advisory services to organisations that require assistance with developing and implementing robust management systems.
The Westhill-based company has received greater interest in applying the internationally-recognised PAS 2060 standard to help customers achieve carbon neutrality. Its team has assisted clients with the process of measurement, reduction, offsetting, and documentation which leads to their verification as a carbon neutral business.
QHSE Aberdeen’s qualified and experienced consultants are available to assist companies with their needs, whether that is adopting an ISO 14001 environmental management system or incorporating it into existing management systems.
One recent example saw QHSE Aberdeen support local steel fabrication and installation specialist, KR Group, develop and implement PAS 2060 and ISO 14064 methodology to demonstrate the company’s carbon neutrality.
This involved measurement using a sound methodology, reduction of emissions through a target-driven carbon management plan, and offsetting excess emissions by purchasing carbon credits that meet the schemes approved by PAS 2060.
David Rusling, managing director of QHSE Aberdeen, explained: “Taking control of the process now rather than waiting for supply chain pressure allows organisations to turn emissions assessment and reduction to their advantage.
“Accurate measurement and strategic reduction plans will help your organisation get closer to carbon neutral certification through PAS 2060.
“Partnering with us at QHSE Aberdeen gives you the guarantee to independently measure the emissions that are material to your company. It also gives you access to expertise in carbon management and reduction that will make your business’ journey to carbon neutral as smooth as possible.”
QHSE Aberdeen provides an extensive range of training and coaching. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, covering all aspects of the energy industry, it understands the importance of certifications to businesses of all sizes; helping clients achieve their goals on time and on budget.
The company also assists clients with funding opportunities, such as Scottish Enterprise’s recently-launched low carbon manufacturing challenge fund. This will support innovative projects that speed up the transition to a low carbon economy in the manufacturing sector. Firms across Scotland can apply for grants with a minimum value of £150,000 over the next four years.
Business development director Angela Scott explained: “While it’s not a formal requirement at this stage, we have seen many companies taking a proactive decision to make their business less carbon intensive and demonstrate their environmental credentials to staff, suppliers, and clients ahead of mandated net zero targets coming into force.
“Through our range of training, we empower staff within clients’ organisations to reduce emissions themselves and, once implemented, provide ongoing support to maximise their benefits.”
QHSE Aberdeen specialises in the creation and implementation of bespoke quality, health and safety, and environmental solutions that not only comply with the latest industry standards but allow clients to document their operations in a logical, no-nonsense way.
It is trusted by clients locally and around the world because of its professional approach; encompassing the expertise of a large organisation with the personal touch of a small company.
This ethos was recognised by judges at the 2022 Northern Star Business Awards, organised by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, where the business received the Customer First honour.
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