Domus Ventilation has released its Net Zero Roadmap in time for Net Zero Week (2nd – 8th July). Net Zero Week has been created to raise awareness across the UK of the 2050 net zero goal.
The net zero goal requires greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced to as close to zero as possible, plus any that remain must be balanced out by removing an equivalent amount. By reaching net zero, we can keep temperature rises below 1.5°C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Domus Ventilation has been working on reducing its emissions since 2015 and has so far reduced carbon emissions at its manufacturing site by 25%. This has been achieved through a range of actions, including investing in new waste processing equipment and a screw compactor for wood recycling (a first in the UK), which has enabled the company to achieve zero waste to landfill. Single use plastic has been reduced by eliminating instapak product packaging. Energy supply is now 100% renewable. Furthermore, the company has committed to transparency in its efforts to reach net zero and is EcoVadis rated, listed on the CIPS sustainability index, and submits ESOS Phase 1 energy savings reports.
The next strategic phase in Domus Ventilation’s Net Zero Roadmap has now been revealed and will see its scope 1 and 2 carbon impact reduced by 66% without offsetting by 2025. This will see further changes being made to its Caerphilly site, with a transition to LED lighting in dispatch bays and implementation of ISO 50001 to develop an energy management system to improve energy use. In addition, there will be a focus on transport, changing all Domus Ventilation sales staff cars to hybrid and installing electric vehicle charging points on all sites. An innovative employee incentive scheme will also be introduced to help staff move towards personal electric vehicles.
The last phase of the net zero strategy will see Domus Ventilation working with customers and its supply chain to further reduce scope 3 emissions.
Domus Ventilation General Manager, Jessica Cook, comments: “We are 100% committed to reaching net zero by 2050 and our new Net Zero Roadmap is our strategy to achieve this. As part of the Genuit Group, we have already made significant changes to our operations, which have resulted in tangible reductions to our carbon emissions. We know what needs to be done and are passionate about doing it.”