Our headquarters has recently been awarded an Excellent rating under BREEAM In-use, the leading international green building certification standard for existing buildings. This is the highest BREEAM rating currently held by an existing industrial building in the UK.
BREEAM evaluates performance across several environmental and social categories from health and wellbeing, energy and water use to transport, materials, waste, ecology and pollution. Our HQ performed well across all categories, achieving an overall score of 71.9 %.
Our BREEAM Assessor from Carbon Conscious Ltd, helped us target BREEAM credits (issues) that would add most value to our business. These included operational cost benefits through energy and water efficiencies, staff comfort and productivity, and protection and enhancement of our immediate environment through comprehensive ecological improvements.
“As a haulage business, we are aware of our impact on the environment, particularly through emissions of air pollutants. BREEAM certification is part of our wider efforts to make a positive contribution to both local and global sustainability. Not only has our BREEAM certification helped us have green operational facilities; it has raised awareness and inspired our staff and clients to behave in an environmentally and socially responsible manner both at work and in their private lives”.- Nick (Director)