Carbon Emissions

Protecting the environment is of paramount importance to Hughes and Salvidge and reducing our Carbon Emissions is one of our core objectives in this area.

How we’re doing

Diesel Cars

Diesel Cars

17275

Oct - Dec 2020

Petrol Cars

Petrol Cars

60265

Oct - Dec 2020

Diesel Vans

Diesel Vans

346973

Oct - Dec 2020

Site Plant

Site Plant

1978327

Rolling 2020/21 emissions

Ways we keep our emissions down

Ways we keep our emissions down

Electric/hybrid vehicles

Hughes and Salvidge have an extensive fleet of vehicles, aiding us in maintaining our nationwide presence. The majority of our cars are hybrid vehicles and we are working towards having a full fleet of hybrid or electric cars and vans. Our Head Office in Portsmouth has designated electric charging points.

Ways we keep our emissions down

Reduce fuel consumption

Hughes and Salvidge reduce our fuel consumption by utilising AdBlue in our machines. We also aid fuel consumption reduction by using a local-to-the-project workforce and a local supply chain, minimising travel by staying away, where necessary, and vehicle sharing, where appropriate.

Ways we keep our emissions down

Vehicle sharing

Hughes and Salvidge have a core team of experienced Demolition Operatives who travel to our projects across the UK. It is, however, important for us to find talented Operatives within the areas local to our sites and utilising our experienced and extensive nationwide supply chain is one of the ways we achieve this objective.

Ways we keep our emissions down

Local supply chain

Hughes and Salvidge have a core team of experienced Demolition Operatives who travel to our projects across the UK. It is, however, important for us to find talented Operatives within the areas local to our sites and utilising our experienced and extensive nationwide supply chain is one of the ways we achieve this objective.

Ways we keep our emissions down

Tree planting

Aiming to off-set our Carbon Emissions is important to us. Although planting trees doesn’t completely achieve this, it is an activity that supports the environment locally to projects, and globally. Demolition projects can sometimes require tree removal as part of the works. We aim to plant a replacement tree for any that require removal.

Ways we keep our emissions down

Upcycling

Our projects regularly come with a requirement to soft-strip a building – remove all fixtures, fittings and furniture. Items such as desks, chairs, cupboards, and other storage are donated to local clubs or charities for use. We also regularly recycle/upcycle timber and glass among other materials.

Carbon Trust

Carbon Trust

In 2015, Hughes and Salvidge achieved the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon Reduction, becoming the first demolition company in the world to receive such an award.

The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

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.

We achieved certification through demonstrating an absolute reduction in carbon emissions across all our operations over the previous 3 years. Find out more about the Carbon Trust on their website www.carbontrust.com

Aims for the Future

  • Reduce carbon emissions year-on-year
  • Work towards a completely electric/hybrid fleet
  • Build a Reverse Supply Chain for Upcycling charities nationwide
  • Actively seek out new initiatives to support the reduction of Carbon Emissions
  • Invest in the latest eco-friendly plant and equipment
  • Regularly consult our employees on ways to reduce Carbon Emissions