June 12, 2019
Spicers-Office Team (SPOT) reported that it has committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its business and announced a recent transition to 100 percent renewable electricity, sourced from UK wind.
The move is part of the company’s CSR programme, which was set up to address sustainability and social impact across all levels of SPOT’s business.
SPOT explained: “Businesses are responsible for more than half of the UK’s energy consumption, so it’s important, as a UK business, we look at initiatives that help us move away from fossil fuels and instead use renewable sources for our energy needs.”
“Not only are fossil fuels extremely damaging to the environment, due to the release of greenhouse gases, they are also a finite source of energy, so the need for using alternative energy sources has become far greater,” the company added.
“Our switch to renewable electricity demonstrates our commitment to responsible supply chain energy sourcing and it will provide a direct benefit to our customers by improving their supply chain sustainability and helping them meet their own environmental goals.” says SPOT CEO, Steve Horne.
In the UK, the average amount of renewable energy sources found within the commercial energy mix is 29 percent, with the primary energy source being gases at 41.2 percent. However, The SPOT Group’s new energy mix across all their sites is from 100 percent renewable sources, generated from offshore wind farms across the coasts of the UK.
The transition to renewable electricity will deliver an 840 tonnes reduction in CO2 emissions per year off-set through their new energy source. Annually, the company will receive a Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) backed evidence report to provide its customers and staff transparency into its electricity mix.
“This is an important step towards building long-term green partnerships with our suppliers that will allow our customers, our staff, the communities we work with and the planet to thrive.”
The SPOT Group added in the announcement that the company also has heavily invested in reducing the carbon footprint of its delivery fleet.
“Delivering goods to their point-of-use is central to our service to our customers.” Comments Group Operations Director, Rick Jones, “So, we’ve taken action to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of our transport operations. In 2017, we cut our annual mileage by 1,000,000km – significantly lowering our carbon footprint. 2018 was another successful year for our green logistics fleet.”
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