We have achieved the ‘Carbon Footprint Standard’ award, for our efforts in reducing our C02 emissions.

28/08/14
We have achieved the ‘Carbon Footprint Standard’ award, for our efforts in reducing our C02 emissions.

As Ductclean (UK) Ltd are an innovative and forward thinking business, who regularly set the highest standards within our industry, we sense that it’s necessary to always seek ways of progressing our already high standards. Ductclean (UK) Ltd feel we have a responsibility to ensure that we do everything possible to help protect our environment, and reducing our Carbon Footprint is at the forefront of our mind, with this in mind, Ductclean (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce that we have achieved the ‘Carbon Footprint Standard’ award, for our efforts in reducing our C02 emissions.

We have implemented a number of processes and actions to help reduce our C02 emissions, these include:

  • Regularly replacing our fleet of vehicles with more economical vehicles, most recently introducing hybrid Mitsubishi Outlanders to our fleet, which can achieve 148mpg

  • The installation of tracking devices on all of our commercial vehicles. This allows us to mobilise the most appropriate vehicle geographically, to where work is to be undertaken. This enables both the reduction of the use of fuel and also road miles covered by our commercial fleet

  • We have also capped all road fleet vehicles so that they cannot speed in excess of 70 miles per hour. This reduces the cost of fuel burned at higher speeds and ensures safety at all times, as 70mph is the maximum speed on any motorway in the UK

  • We have always tried to reduce paper waste at our office. All non confidential paper waste is reused as draft paper. All confidential and unrecyclable paper is shredded and recycled

  • We use localised labour to reduce overhead costs and travel expenses which usually pass onto the client. The local labour is constructive for the local environment by creating work. Our environmental impact is reduced

  • We have introduced mini laptops and iPad tablet devices to supervisors working in operational teams for use as a business tool, for the submission and creation of paperwork electronically. Applications/Software on the devices allow template forms such as site daily diaries, drawings, toolbox talks, inductions, etc. to be completed on the device and when finished the form is automatically sent to our server system at our Head Office for filing and back up. This has reduced paper usage, printing, ink, stationery and increasing efficiency in completing paperwork

Following an audit carried out by an independent company, Carbon Footprint Ltd, we have been awarded the “Carbon Footprint Standard” award, and Our CO2 emissions were assessed, and then compared against companies of a similar size and nature. It was found that Ductclean (UK) Ltd produce lower emissions than the majority of companies of a similar size. We will continue to develop our approach, and seek ways in which we can further reduce our carbon emission levels

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