Gripple achieves carbon neutrality across its UK operations

Gripple achieves carbon neutrality across its UK operations

Gripple, a manufacturer of suspension solutions for construction, has released its 2022 Sustainability Progress Report, outlining how it has achieved its first sustainability goal to become carbon neutral across its UK operations.

 

Gripple has managed to achieve emission reduction targets, supplemented with sustainable offsetting to deliver no net impact on the environment, as certified by Planet Mark, and in accordance with PAS2060:2014. 

 

As demonstrated in its 2022 Sustainability Progress Report, Gripple has reduced its electricity usage from the National Grid in 2022, compared to the previous year by 4%, despite adding a new manufacturing site to its UK operations in 2022.

 

The company achieved carbon-neutral status for its UK operations by improving energy management, investing in staff training and education, and appointing Sustainability Champions in its business. The Sustainability Champions support Gripple’s Operations teams with frequent energy audits and reviews, identifying new improvement projects and sharing best practices across UK sites. 

 

Gripple has carefully chosen its carbon credits to offset carbon emissions on several hydropower, wind farms, solar farms and wind projects globally. 

 

Part of Gripple’s journey to climate-positive involves evaluating the environmental performance of its products and systems. Its pre-assembled trapeze bracket system Fast Trak is the first product to have published verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), including a full set of verified type III LCAs and The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

 

Gripple’s Fast Trak EPDs provide valuable information to architects and construction professionals assessing the long-term sustainability of products in the built environment. 

 

In addition to achieving carbon neutrality for its UK operations, the company has been awarded a Silver Medal as a recognition of its EcoVadis Sustainability Rating. The EcoVadis rating methodology measures the quality of a company’s sustainability management system, allowing benchmarking against industry peers and an evaluation of overall sustainability performance.

 

Gripple is on the way to reaching its second goal – to achieve carbon neutrality for its global operations by reducing its total carbon emissions (tco2e) from 862.7 to 822.6, representing a total decrease of 4.6%. Its third goal is to achieve net zero by 2030, and the company has invested in upgrading its data collection processes, ensuring a full carbon footprint can be assessed and analysed.

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