15th May 2015
Hughes and Salvidge are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon Reduction, becoming the first demolition company in the world to receive such an award.
The Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon is an independent certification which recognises organisations that successfully measure, manage and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, demonstrating leadership in their industry by making real progress year-on-year.
Hughes and Salvidge have achieved certification through demonstrating an absolute reduction in carbon emissions across all our operations over the last 3 years.
Tony Jack, SHEQ Manager, said: “Over recent years at Hughes and Salvidge we have been working hard to reduce our carbon footprint. Our activities span from significant investments into the latest eco plant and equipment, right through to the small steps like raising employees’ awareness of the importance of fuel efficiency and promoting car and van share schemes.
“In light of this, we applied to the Carbon Trust for certification in the area of carbon reduction.”
Due to the nature of the demolition industry, accurately measuring our carbon footprint across our various sites and operations, and then being able to demonstrate an absolute reduction, was no easy task.
The assessments carried out by the Carbon Trust consisted of both qualitative and quantitative appraisals. Putting our carbon accounting and carbon management procedures through this formal assessment process has proved invaluable in our carbon journey, guiding us to develop our systems further and supporting us in identifying a structured path for future improvement.
Tony concluded: “Achieving this independent award is a way of publicly recognising our organisation’s achievements and providing tangible proof to employees, shareholders, as well as customers and suppliers, that we are committed to making future reductions.”
Darran Messem, Managing Director of Certification at the Carbon Trust, added:
“We are delighted to award Hughes and Salvidge the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon, making them the first demolition company to achieve the certification. Demolition and decommissioning is an industry where environmental responsibility is incredibly important, so Hughes and Salvidge should be applauded for obtaining independent recognition that proves the company is making real reductions in its carbon emissions year-on year.”
Article By Will Spong
Will has been a Business Development Executive at Hughes and Salvidge since 2016. He has worked on tenders for the UK Government, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and the Ministry of Defence.More article by Will Spong