Low Carbon Achievement
of the Year 2021
Our Environmental Commitment
Low Carbon Achievement
Smith Brothers are introducing more and more green initiatives to help reduce wastage and greenhouse gases within the business. Since the declaration of zero carbon emissions by 2050 set by the Prime Minister, the company thought it was more important than ever to start putting schemes in place across the branch network to help reach this goal.
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In 2020, we began to transition away from petrol/diesel to hybrid and fully electric cars with the aim to significantly decrease the business’s carbon emissions.
Since the year 2020, the business has taken delivery of more than forty Model 3 Tesla’s, with more to follow.
EV Charging Points
To accommodate our transition to hybrid and electric vehicles, charging points have been installed at all Smith Brothers locations. Some possess multi-point installations, such as our Rainham branch (pictured), who have six. At the time of installation (2019), this was the largest single charging installation in the area.
Smith Brothers continue to maintain our FORS accreditation status, having held Silver status since 2017.
Being a FORS member brings the peace of mind that SBS are effectively managing our work-related road risk, whilst also demonstrating to our customers and supply chain that our commitment exceeds the industry standards.
One of those main commitments includes the environmental impact of the vehicles. The scheme works closely with local authorities to recommend ways on how to reduce environmental impact of vehicles.
The main areas FORS focus on include:
- Data Tracking
- Fleet Care
- Driving Smart
- Tyre Management
- Fuel Management
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Noise Awareness
Bike to work scheme
Since 2019, Smith Brothers employees have been able to purchase a bike through the bike to work scheme, helping to reduce carbon emissions whilst possibly improving fitness levels and mental well being due to increased physical activity.
Using technology for environmental benefit, where possible reducing waste by offering electronic copies. Such advancements decrease our paper demand helping with the deforestation effort. While this isn’t always possible, we have installed paper recycled bins at every location. The online customer portal also promotes the use of paperless technology.