Noble reduces carbon footprint for the 13th consecutive year.

Noble is committed to supporting Asia’s transition to a low-carbon future. It is doing this by operating its business in a sustainable way for the long-term and by helping its customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By supplying raw materials for alternative and renewable energy sources and cleaner fuel blends, as well as implementing an efficient and responsible sourcing strategy, the company is helping to drive sustainable growth across Asia and beyond, while minimising the environmental impact to the parts of the supply chain it control.

In 2007, Noble started to calculate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by its Hong Kong headquarters and its beneficiary ships. The project was then extended to assess and offset CO2 emissions from the company’s main trading centres, followed by multiple business operations.

Taking another step forward, this year Noble offset the carbon footprint of its global offices and publications in 2018.

The company raises awareness of reducing its CO2 emissions and promotes eco-friendly habits through its publications and by conducting a regular commuting and business travel survey. In the latest survey, the results revealed approximately 60% of staff walk, cycle or commute to work using public transportation. Noble’s travel policy is effective at managing and reducing business travel and encouraging the adoption of technology such as video conferencing.

Unavoidable CO2 emissions are balanced out by climate protection projects such as the purchase and retirement of verified carbon credits. Noble has invested in renewable and energy efficient projects that are proven to fight climate change and positively impact the social and economic wellbeing of the community.

What is carbon neutrality?

Carbon neutrality means balancing the CO2 emissions an organisation produces via climate protection projects that provide an equivalent amount of power using clean, renewable methods.

A key principle of carbon neutrality is reducing CO2 emissions, not just offsetting them. At Noble, we strive to use our expertise to conduct business in more eco-friendly ways. The company does this by identifying the parts of the supply chain it controls, and by working with partners and customers to reduce CO2 emissions in the supply chain and production processes, respectively.

The company raises awareness of reducing its CO2 emissions and promotes eco-friendly habits through its publications and by conducting a regular commuting and business travel survey. In the latest survey, the results revealed approximately 60% of staff walk, cycle or commute to work using public transportation. Noble’s travel policy is effective at managing and reducing business travel and encouraging the adoption of technology such as video conferencing.