Tate Oil’s decarbonisation scheme grows roots

Otley-based company, Tate Oil, has partnered with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) to plant 3,000 trees over the next three years, in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint.

Launching on 1st January 2021, family-run Tate Oil will be planting a tree for every 4th order a qualifying customer places – helping the 1.5 million homeowners using heating oil to offset their carbon emissions. As a completely free service to the customer, Tate Oil’s scheme is one of the first of its kind in Yorkshire and focuses on giving back to the local community.
Working with local trust, the scheme will support the target of planting 100,000 trees within the county, including areas such as Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales. The charity will be working with landowners and farmers to facilitate the tree planting, with customers able to visit their tree.
Michael Devlin, deputy CEO at YDMT added:
“Through our ‘Together for Trees’ campaign we are working with many supporters and partners such as Tate Oil to plant 100,000 additional trees across the region. Trees are hugely valuable as a habitat for wildlife, supporting some of our most endangered woodland animals, like red squirrels, dormice and cuckoos.
“They are also important for our mental health and wellbeing and we believe that everyone should have access to them. The appeal aims to raise funds to create beautiful woodlands that everyone can enjoy for years to come.”
Tate Oil has ambitious goals for their new green initiative:
“This is a really exciting opportunity for us to help our customers offset their carbon emissions” says Andrew Tate, director of the company. “This is the next step in Tate Oil becoming a greener company, and we’re pleased to be working with a local charity doing great things for our county”.
The scheme will offset approximately 3,000 tonnes of CO² from the atmosphere, bringing Yorkshire a step closer to achieving the UK’s net-zero emissions target by 2050.