SYNETIQ, the UK’s largest integrated salvage and vehicle recycling company, has achieved a bronze accreditation from the Carbon Literacy Project. As the first company in the sector to have achieved the award, the bronze accreditation further underlines SYNETIQ’s commitment to furthering sustainability.
As a Bronze Carbon Literate Organisation, SYNETIQ has demonstrated an awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities. Plus, the company has the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.
At ElectricDrives we are impressed with the work that SYNETIQ are doing in the electric vehicle (EV) world. The company has invested serval million pounds to prepare its Winsford site to become the UK’s first facility with a dedicated electric car and hybrid dismantling capability.
The site will include de-pollution ramps and quarantine areas for the handling of compromised battery packs, which is already manned by extensively electric car trained specialists. Recycling at every level is always good to see, especially in such a throwaway world. Also, with more electric cars on the road in coming years we know the need for this sort of recycling will be much needed.
The company is already using its all-electric green parts delivery van. Plus, the forward-thinking salvage company has also installed a bank of electric vehicle charging points at its Doncaster site to encourage workers to drive zero-emissions vehicles.
This is all part of the company’s ‘Roadmap to Tomorrow’ sustainability initiative and the Carbon Literacy accreditation forms an integral part of this. It’s designed to lead the company towards increasing levels of sustainability and ultimately, to achieving carbon neutrality.
As part of the program, SYNETIQ staff have been invited to undergo individual carbon literacy training. Over 130 colleagues across the business have already completed the bespoke training programme or have signed up to take part, with CEO Tom Rumboll being one of the first to become certified.
Rumboll has already exchanged his internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle for an electric BMW i3. Leading by example and installing the chargers, the hope is that staff will follow suit.
Tom Rumboll, SYNETIQ CEO, said: “SYNETIQ is proud to be a bronze accredited member of the Carbon Literacy Project. While we help our clients to achieve significant CO2 savings through the sale and reuse of our green parts, it is integral to our sustainability goals that we minimise our own internal carbon footprint.”
“As part of our internal sustainability strategy, we continue to ensure our own processes are as sustainable as our green parts. From carbon literacy training to encouraging EV use, we remain committed to sustainability on all levels.”
Phil Korbel, co-founder of the Carbon Literacy Project, said: “SYNETIQ’s environmental performance is no marginal issue, it’s central to the business, so it’s entirely fitting that they are the first Carbon Literate Organisation in their sector.
“Their Carbon Literacy Training – led from the top – is a tangible sign of their commitment to doing their bit to lessen the climate crisis. I’m sure it will inspire others across the sector and beyond to do the same.”