At HGVC, we offer high quality HGV driver training via our 400+ centres across the United Kingdom and our ability to cater for both small and large-scale licence acquisition programmes make us the provider of choice for many companies across the country. This is something we’re rightly proud of, however, today, we’re here to tell you all about something else that fills us with pride.

HGVC has become the very first provider in the United Kingdom to offer carbon neutral training through our partnership with THG More:Trees. Under this new agreement, they’ll plant a tree on our behalf for every training course ordered, which will off-set any carbon created by the vehicles used during the training and illustrate our commitment to protecting our precious natural environments.

Confident We’ll Actually Be Carbon Negative

Each tree that is planted as part of this agreement is known to absorb roughly 0.3 tonnes of carbon-dioxide (CO2) and during one of our training courses, around 75-90kg of CO2 is created. Because of this, we’re confident that we’ll actually be working in a carbon-negative way, meaning that we’ll be helping to eliminate more CO2 than we’re producing.

That’s not the only benefit to nature either, as the extra trees that are planted will enhance our natural spaces and create brand new habitats for wildlife. This in turn helps to increase biodiversity and the number of pollinators that are so vital to plant life.

Trees Planted in Projects Around the World

We’re extremely glad to be working with THG More:Trees in this regard, as the tree-planting projects they are involved with help to tackle deforestation and poverty in many areas of the world to include Madagascar, Kenya and Haiti. Not only do these projects help nature, but these new forested areas help to channel water to communities and farmers that need it desperately.

In addition to this, the re-emergence of healthy forests helps to purify water sources, control flooding, revitalise soil and even improve local weather patterns. It’s an organisation that does a lot of good in the world and we’re happy to be able to contribute in our own way.

Our Commitment to Environmental Protection

At HGVC, we take our commitment to protecting the natural environment very seriously and we will always work hard to do everything we can to prevent pollution and grasp opportunities to do so. Alongside this new directive, we will continue to monitor and reduce our carbon footprint, as well as seeking out alternative, renewable energy solutions and improving the fuel efficiency of our vehicles.

If you would like to know more about this eco-friendly program or the industry-leading HGV training we provide to businesses across the country, you should visit us online at www.hgvc.co.uk. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to us about your HGV training requirements, we’ll be more than happy to discuss your needs. You can reach our friendly team of experts by calling us today on 0330 818 8888 today.