Crest Industries Celebrates Carbon Negative Status

We are proud to announce that the Crest Industries Family of Companies is carbon negative for all scope 1 and 2 emissions. 

“Crest has sustainably managed our timberland holdings in the southeastern United States for years, promoting healthy forests and wildlife and offsetting our carbon emissions. And today we own and manage more than 100,000 acres of pine and mixed hardwood forest,” says Kenneth Robison, CEO and owner of Crest Industries. “We are now analyzing and reporting hard data to increase accountability and transparency within our organization and clearly articulate our operations and sustainability goals to better serve our customers and partners.” 

Our team partnered with third-party firms in an Emissions Identification Process and Sequestration Calculation to define our corporate carbon footprint for 2021 and establish a program management plan to guide our future operations and reporting. 

This initial evaluation of company-wide operations revealed all greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from our direct operations and purchased electricity are offset by the emissions sequestered through Crest Natural Resources’ land holdings. Our findings show we annually sequester 30 times more GHG than the Crest Family of Companies directly emits into the environment. 

“Just because we are carbon negative now doesn’t mean we will stop pursuing greater levels of sustainability and corporate responsibility,” says Matt Purser, Chief Operating Officer of Industrial Services and Distribution for Crest Industries. “Our company is built on a spirit of questioning the status quo to find new ways to improve, so we want to have plans in place to expand other initiatives, community involvement, safety, and more. Our work isn’t finished yet.” 

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