As part of its dedication to a greener future, the SPOT Group has announced a transition to 100 per cent renewable electricity, sourced from UK wind. The move is part of the group’s CSR programme, which was set up to address sustainability and social impact across all levels of SPOT’s business.
In the UK, the average amount of renewable energy sources found within the commercial energy mix is 29 per cent, with the primary energy source being gases at 41.2 per cent. However, The SPOT Group’s new energy mix across all their sites is from 100 per cent renewable sources, generated from offshore wind farms across the coasts of the UK; this will help deliver longer-term value and advance SPOT’s wider commitment to carbon reduction.
The transition to renewable electricity will deliver an 840-tonne reduction in CO2emissions p.a. Annually, the group will receive a Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) backed evidence report to provide our customers and staff transparency into our electricity mix.
Steve Horne,SPOT CEO said, “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.
“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 has also heavily invested in reducing the carbon footprint of its delivery fleet.
Rick Jones, Group Operations Director said, “delivering goods to their point-of-use is central to our service to our customers. 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.”
As well as receiving a gold award at the 2018 Global Good Awards, SPOT’s sustainable transport operation, OfficeFleet has been awarded Gold Fleet status by Masternaut for a second year in a row. Masternaut launched its Fleet CO2Reduction Programme to reward companies making strides to reduce the CO2output of its fleets. The scheme has been verified by the Energy Savings Trust and uses data collected from its vehicle tracking devices to assess fuel efficiency.
Masternaut compared data collected from SPOT’s OfficeFleet vans’ fuel injectors and odometers to data from other companies’ fleets. Analysis found that the OfficeFleet fleet had outperformed the benchmark by 5 per cent or more during 2017 – making it eligible for Gold Fleet status.