RSK, the UK’s leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services consultancy, has switched to a 100% renewable energy tariff for its electricity and gas supplies. The environmental services provider has signed up with SSE Green, energy supplier SSE’s new initiative that provides 100% renewable energy. The switch is in support of RSK’s commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability.
SSE Green has been designed to help industrial and commercial organisations with their greenhouse gas reporting. All SSE Green electricity is backed by the Renewable Electricity Guarantee of Origins scheme. Electricity consumption is matched with an equivalent volume of renewable electricity generated from large-scale wind and hydro sources and exported to the National Grid. Switching to the new tariff will enable RSK to reduce its carbon footprint. The agreement covers RSK’s electricity and gas supply until 2022.
“In selecting our utilities supplier, we considered several criteria,” says RSK property and assets director Gary Parkinson. “The environmental credentials of the supply, supplier corporate governance and ease of administration were all important factors. Using this information, we selected SSE Green, which has significant corporate social responsibility and environmental reporting benefits.”
“Corporate responsibility and sustainability are inherent to every aspect of RSK’s operations and we are committed to minimising our impact on the environment, measuring our energy use and carbon dioxide emissions, and implementing savings wherever reasonably practicable,” adds RSK corporate responsibility and sustainability director Sue Sljivic. “We are delighted that the new SSE Green contract guarantees that all the electricity we use will originate from 100% renewable sources with a zero-emission rating, which will enhance our long-term sustainability goals.”
SSE has the broadest renewable generation portfolio in the UK and continues to invest in the infrastructure the country needs to produce more green energy. Since April 2007, SSE has invested more than £4 billion in renewable sources of generation. The company has more than 2500 MW of wind (on- and offshore) and hydro assets in operation.