The latest episode of Mark’s Demolition Diaries shines the spotlight on our award-winning environmental performance and how we’re continuously striving to work in ways that help protect the future of our planet.
We all know the importance of sustainability in the current climate. The UK has set a target to reach net zero by 2030 and global efforts continue to try and slow the rate of global warming.
At Colemans, we’re proud to be pioneers in our industry. By investing in lower carbon technologies and making positive steps across the business, we’ve committed to halve our own emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 as part of the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. Our actions will also be audited every year under our membership of the SME Climate Hub, a global initiative that empowers small to medium sized companies to take climate action and improve resilience.
Our efforts have received external recognition too. We recently won two awards in the British Demolition Awards, including one for Environmental Innovation of the Year. And we’ve also made the final shortlist in the World Demolition Awards for Recycling & Innovation – all eyes on the World Demolition Summit in Toronto on 17-18 October.
Watch our latest video
In this video, Mark looks in more detail at some of our environmental initiatives and looks back at some of Colemans’ pioneering recycling facilities over the years, from our materials sorting quarry in Meriden, to the UK’s first urban quarry at Shady Lane in Great Barr, built specifically to sort, sieve, wash, segregate and process materials.
He explores the value of recycling in demolition and looks at wider environmental measures such as the introduction of electric vehicles.
Watch for more on:
- How environmental considerations have evolved in the demolition industry – and what it might look like in the future
- How modern construction methods and materials have impacted recycling in demolition
- The potential of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as an alternative plant fuel source – which can reduce carbon emissions by around 90% compared to diesel
- How our carbon reduction strategy is impacting the type of work we’re doing
- Our new approach to recycling and reusing steel using advanced technologies and detailed itemisation of assets
“The environment is now front and centre of everything that we’re doing. Not just as a demolition company, not just as a construction company, but all of us as individuals around the world.”
Check back next month to watch the next video in our Mark’s Demolition Diaries series.