Cognition Achieves Net Zero Carbon Early

10 May 2021

Cognition Achieves Net Zero Carbon Early 

At Cognition, we pride ourselves on being an environmentally friendly and conscious company with a deep focus on the sustainability of our work.  In 2020, Cognition adopted a Zero-Carbon policy with the aim of becoming Carbon Neutral by the end of 2021.  We are pleased to announce that we have already achieved that goal, now, in May 2021.  The strategies and programmes we have undertaken in the last year have allowed us to achieve our goal and also ensure this is consistently maintained going forward. 

We recognise that the greatest contribution we can make to reducing our carbon emissions is through the work we do for our clients.  By treating contaminated and surplus soils and enabling their reuse, we directly reduce the need for import of virgin material and prevent disposal and irreversible loss of natural resources. 

As the company grows, we will continue to focus on reducing our carbon consumption by: 

  • Increasing re-use and recycling to minimise waste soil disposal.
  • Switching from fossil fuels to more sustainable energy sources.
  • Replacing older equipment and company vehicles with more energy efficient models.
  • Increasing use of renewable energy across all future sites. 

Our long-term goal is to continue improving efficiency and minimise emissions from our operations.  We have undertaken to reduce the offset element of our emissions and stay proactive, adopting and developing more sustainable remediation methodologies, selection of materials and energy sources we use. 

You can read our full policy here.