Sky Revolutions, the UK’s largest construction drone company has achieved carbon neutral status, offsetting its carbon emissions for 2021 as verified by the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The surveying and imaging company worked with Carbon Neutral Britain to conduct a comprehensive review of its business operations before buying the verified credits. Credits are supporting three key projects in 2022; the Burgos Wind Farm project in the Philippines, the Rice Husk Power Project in Cambodia, and a hydroelectric power project in the Amazon.
Sky Revolutions’ Director Ben Gorham says: “Becoming carbon neutral was important not just to our business, but to our whole team. We’d discussed it for some time and agreed to prioritise the work during 2021. The process helped us kick-start a range of initiatives including equipment recycling, tree-planting for new employees and the introduction of a new supply chain policy that encourages our partners and suppliers to provide sustainable services.”
The company’s core service offering is delivered using low or no-carbon technology. Their time-lapse cameras – present on many of UK’s largest developments – are energy self-sufficient, powered by state-of-the-art solar panel systems, and their drone fleet removes the need for helicopter flight on a range of aerial inspections.
In the energy sector, Sky Revolutions is helping to keep wind farms and solar farms running efficiently by providing quicker-than-ever inspection and monitoring services. In the longer term, they are playing a part in helping these suppliers to lower their costs, making green energy more accessible to more people.
Rather than see this as a self-contained project, Sky Revolutions wants it to form a key part in shaping the way the business develops. Ben Gorham again: “We’ll be repeating the review in 2022 and are now focussed on becoming carbon negative by 2024.
“Achieving carbon neutral status was a great milestone, but it’s really just the first step in becoming more aware of our impact on the broader environment.”
For more information on Sky Revolutions’ carbon neutral status, please visit www.skyrevolutions.co.uk/carbon-neutral