Engineering firm receives royal seal of approval
An engineering company in the North East has become one of the first to receive a Prince of Wales environmental badge of honor.
Yesterday Prince Charles awarded 45 of the first Terra Carta Seals, including to the company of Darlington Cummins.
The Yarm Road-based company has been recognized for its commitment to environmental sustainability and decarbonization.
The Terra Carta Seal is inspired by the Magna Carta and is part of the Prince of Wales Sustainable Markets Initiative, aimed at establishing a global forum for industries to restructure their operations in a way that protects the world’s natural resources.
Speaking in Glasgow, which hosts the COP26 world climate summit, Prince Charles said: heart of the economy.
“We all need to make changes if we are to save the planet for our children and grandchildren and these companies are committed to making it easier for all of us.”
Cummins’ environmental credentials include its commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050, reduce the carbon impact of its diesel and natural gas platforms, and bring carbon-free technologies, including batteries and cells, to market. electric fuel.
It is also a leader in the manufacture of electrolysers essential for the production of green hydrogen, a sustainable carbon-free fuel. And this year, Cummins announced that its hydrogen engine program will be accelerated with government support.
Tom Linebarger, President and CEO of Cummins, said: “As Terra Carta recognizes, maintaining a vibrant economy while using fewer earth resources is the challenge of our time.
“Our mission to improve people’s lives by powering a more prosperous world requires a healthier planet, and we will all need to work together to solve global climate challenges.
“Being part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative is both a great honor and a great responsibility. ”
Jonathan Wood, UK Vice President of New Energy Engineering at Cummins, said: “Receiving the Terra Carta Seal is a tremendous honor and a testament to Cummins’ commitment to sustainability.
“I am excited about what we can accomplish as we continue to work closely with the Sustainable Markets Initiative. ”
The label is awarded to companies occupying a leading position in their industry and having a “credible transition roadmap” to reduce their impact on the environment, including the carbon they produce.
The UK is hosting COP26 this month, which aims to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.