ESG: Hitting our stride – a look back and a look ahead
By James Larnder, MD at Aquaterra Energy
When we put together our first ESG report a couple of years ago, we were really just getting started with our energy transition and sustainability journey. We were learning as we went along, figuring out what worked and what didn’t, and identifying the areas where we could improve.
Last year, we were able to build on that initial report and show some real progress. We introduced a carbon calculator, revamped our waste handling processes, and were over the moon to place in the top 1% of companies on Ecovadis. It was a busy year, but we were thrilled with what we were able to accomplish as both our internal and the wider energy transition gather pace.
Building a first-class team
This year, we’re really hitting our stride. We’ve got some fantastic people on board, like Simon Hatson, our QHSE and Sustainability Director, and Anne Haase, our new Renewables Director. With these great leaders in place, we’re able to set some ambitious ESG goals and really cement our sustainability credentials.
Of course, it’s not just about having the right people – we also need the right processes in place to make the energy transition a reality. We’re constantly refining and improving our approach, whether that’s expanding our carbon calculator or finding better ways to handle waste across our sites.
Delivering on our ESG ambitions
And, perhaps most excitingly, we’ve had some incredible projects in the past year that really demonstrate our commitment to sustainability. For example, in 2022, we were proud to see the first 100% renewable-powered Sea Swift platform installed for DeNovo Energy, offshore Trinidad and Tobago.
All of this is great news, but we know that there’s always more to do. That’s why we’re constantly looking for ways to improve and refine our approach. We want to hear from you too – whether you’re a customer, supplier, or other stakeholder of Aquaterra Energy, we’d love to hear your thoughts on how we can continue to make progress and play our part in supporting the energy transition and a more socially responsible industry.
So, please check out our new ESG report and let us know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.