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Wolseley UK ups carbon emissions reduction targets

Plumbers merchant group Wolseley UK is aiming to reduce carbon emissions from energy consumption by 30% in the next three years, as part of its new environmental policy for sustainable development.

Wolseley UK ups carbon emissions reduction targets

To achieve this, Wolseley UK will carefully monitor and manage environmental performance at all levels of the business, particularly in areas of energy and waste.

A range of other initiatives are also being considered, such as the installation of PV technology and LED lighting across its estate.

Connor Dalton, Environmental Manager, Wolseley UK says: “By closely examining levels of energy consumption and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill through an established recycling programme, we will dramatically improve the environmental impact of our processes.

“As part of our strategy for reducing total carbon footprint, we plan to implement a range of environmentally friendly initiatives, as we believe creating and setting a green agenda is an important part of any successful business – particularly now that these credentials are such an important criterion in supplier selection.”

In 2011, Wolseley UK was awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for its dedication to reducing carbon emissions by 18% during a one year period. Its Leamington Spa head office and National Distribution Center site also recently achieved zero waste to landfill status.

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