Committing to Sustainability as Newest Member of Greener Highways
Amberon, a leading supplier of temporary traffic management solutions has showcased its commitment to sustainability by becoming a member of Greener Highways, joining the collaborative charge towards net zero.
Greener Highways is a membership organisation set up to unite a sector in the battle against the ongoing climate crisis. It aims to aid with the education and implementation of sustainable initiatives, products, services and operations across the highways sector.
In order to achieve this, Greener Highways will showcase the contributions of its members towards a cleaner, greener future. Greener Highways aims to tackle the climate emergency together by looking at areas such as energy, transport, wildlife and waste, with further aim to build best practice relationships between businesses to encourage faster changes towards long-term sustainability.
As part of a huge highways community, Greener Highways sees the environmental impact of the sectors business activities and realise that companies need to address increasingly serious environmental problems such as climate change, resource depletion, carbon footprints, and pollution.
Amberon has opted for Greener Highways membership as it shares the mission and aims of the organisation. The business believes in a cleaner, greener future in an industry that can make a monumental difference with its carbon reduction.
Amberon is passionate about sustainability and is actively working to remove, reduce or replace the carbon that it generates from its work activities. Amberon acknowledges and is mindful of the effect its operations can have on the environment and the communities it operates in.
Amberon operates to an integrated management system that is certified to ISO 14001 and as a business has clear protocols established and in place to ensure it meets its legal compliance objectives, but more importantly, empower the company to strive for continuous improvement in reducing its impact on the environment.
Over the last 24 months Amberon’s strategy to become a more sustainable business has seen exploring and utilising numerous innovative products and opportunities which has seen Amberon forming partnerships with leading providers in the sustainability market.
Some key deliverables Amberon has already achieved include;
- The development of its first “Green depot” This is an ambitious project that will set the template for all depots going forward and will be Amberon’s first carbon neutral depot.
- Introduced a new telematics system across its fleet. The system has the capability to provide data on; Fuel Usage, Idle Time, Engine Hours, Mileage Driven, Fleet Utilization and Vehicle Efficiency. By using this data Amberon can compare data sets against other customers to benchmark overall performance. The vehicle data that is gathered enables the system to monitor fuel used in direct relation to mileage undertaken and engine running time, thus providing accurate MPG figures for each vehicle. From this Amberon can now view and influence driver behaviour on fuel efficiency.
- By adopting the circular economy model Amberon has already significantly reduced the amount of waste that is delivered to its depots, an example being the standard plastic traffic management equipment used, e.g. barriers and cones, now being sourced from suppliers who make the equipment from 90% recyclable materials whilst all waste products as a result of business activities is now 100% recycled via another provider. Another example is Amberon’s PPE supplier who now delivers products in biodegradable packaging with 82% of the traditional packaging associated with the products now removed at source. Finally, by engaging with a specialist waste recycling provider, Amberon’s waste to landfill has reduced by 23%, with company recycle rates now at 98%.
- Incorporated fully electric and hybrid vehicles in all categories of its company car fleet.
- Where Amberon has control of its energy supply, the company has ensured it comes from 100% renewable energy such as wind, sun and water.
- Become Gold members of the Supply Chain sustainability school.
Jeff Quimby, Head of HSEQ told us:
“We see joining Greener Highways as an opportunity to share best practice and learning opportunities with our industry peers. We are proud of the significant progress we have made in reducing our carbon footprint but acknowledge there is still lots more we can do. We vehemently believe that by industry working collaboratively together we can all have a major impact in providing a more sustainable future for our families and for future generations.”
To become a member of Greener Highways, please visit www.greenerhighways.co.uk