We’ve Won the UKIFDA Green Award
Posted on 23rd July 2021
We are absolutely over the moon to have won the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) Green Award for 2021, sponsored by Oilshield, a unique collaboration between European Insurance Services, Compass Environmental Consultancy and AVIVA.
It’s fantastic to receive recognition for our environmental initiatives within the liquid fuel distribution industry by such a prestigious organisation. The award further showcases our commitment to leading the way in sustainability and environmental performance for a decarbonised future.
Announced during the first-ever virtual UKIFDA EXPO & Future Fuels Conference on the 7th of July, UKFIDA spokesperson and president Janet Kettlewell cited our heavy involvement in HVO trials and in the Future Fuels initiative for decarbonising home heating as the reasons we were chosen to win this award.
The event, which took place over two days, was hugely insightful with attendees from all industries. Our Technical Manager Simon Lawford presented on the second day to discuss our involvement with OFTEC and their Future Ready Fuels campaign.
“Huge congratulations go to Crown Oil for winning our Green Award 2021 – We felt they are a worthy winner because of their sheer range and extent of green initiatives in place,” says Ken Cronin, UKIFDA Chief Executive.
“As a company, they are leading by example and not only has Crown Oil been involved in the HVO trials since winter 2020 and our Future Fuels initiative, but they are a leading UK HVO supplier that can boast an impressive 18,945 tonnes of GHG CO2 saved to-date from their customers switching to HVO.
“They are also the first and only UK fuel distributor to run their entire fleet on HVO.”
We’ve been in the industry for over 70 years and our goal is to be the number one supplier of alternative fuels to the UK market. We’re committed to making a positive impact on the environment and are always seeking ways to not only reduce our own emissions, but our customers’ too.
We’re proud to have been supporting UKIFDA and OFTEC in the decarbonisation of home heating systems with HVO, supplying the fuel for trials and providing advice enabling it to be analysed and rolled out nationwide.
Winning the Green Award is brilliant news for us as a business and will continue to inspire our environmental efforts. Our next step is our pledge to run all our buildings on renewable energy by December 2022.