Suttons spotlights sustainability commitment

Feb. 26, 2024
Global bulk logistics provider updates corporate tagline to reflect its focus on the ‘unique challenges and opportunities’ associated with going green in tank transport

Suttons recently introduced a new corporate tagline—“Delivering life’s essentials safely and sustainably”—which the bulk logistics provider says emphasizes its focus on the unique challenges and opportunities presented by sustainability.

The tagline previously read “Delivering life’s essentials safely.”

Suttons, which is headquartered in Widnes, England, bases its environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) policy on its ROAR (Reduce, Optimize, Alternate, Replace) strategy, which is designed to “transform and reduce” the company’s carbon footprint. Suttons is committed to developing sustainable practices that minimize its environmental impact in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“The evolution of our ‘strapline’ marks an exciting time for our business, and we are already seeing excellent results through our commitment to sustainability,” Suttons CEO John Sutton said in a news release. “The logistics industry has a huge responsibility to pave the way for a greener future and I am proud that Suttons is at the forefront of this movement.”

Suttons’ sustainability efforts include using telematics to optimize truck routes, exploring alternative fuels like hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), and investing in new engine technologies. A recent HVO trial delivered an 80% reduction in carbon emissions, Suttons reported, and the company also is using 100% renewable electricity at all its owned sites, helping reduce Scope 2 emissions.

Additionally, its U.K. tank truck division has been reducing emissions year-over-year through a combination of fleet investment and improvement in driving style. Its fleet has reduced CO2 emissions by 13,900 metric tons, which is equivalent to removing over 3,000 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles from the road for a year, Suttons said.

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