Prioritising our environment
There is no denying that the understanding and importance of reducing our carbon footprint has rocketed. With an increase of public awareness of the contributions our industries can have on our environment, many of us are consistently conscious of our carbon footprint.
Fortunately, this has led to many businesses prioritising reducing their contributions, through sustainability programmes and eco-friendly product development, ultimately delivering and suiting customers’ developing needs and expectations.
Many industries across the globe contribute to negatively impacting the global climate and greenhouse emissions. Data from 2018 highlighted that the construction industry is the least productive in this aspect, to the national economy.
With this being considered, providing innovative, sustainable alternatives is largely at focus currently within the industry. Within the construction industry, the ‘World Green Building Council’ (WGBC) focus on reducing negative environmental impacts within the industry, taking a lead to influence businesses within the industry to reconsider their processes and implement targets to reach ‘net zero’.
The NetZero Challenge focuses on the current state of the global climate and decarbonization within the supply chain, prioritising environmental sustainability within companies, providing potential solutions to a cleaner future. The most effective way for companies to multiply their climate impact is by decarbonizing their supply chains. The aim is to achieve NetZero by 2050 in the UK.
At present, the construction and demolition industry contribute to approximately 60% of the UK’s waste. In response to these statistics, leaders within the construction industry have launched a new programme called ConstructZero which will see an introduction of targets, and a call for action to businesses within the industry. The programme will highlight the importance of changing expectations for consumers and clients in the industry – to ensure the demand for decarbonization is consistent.
Decarbonization within supply chains
Decarbonization of supply chains is currently a lively topic of discussion surrounding carbon footprint and environmental sustainability, particularly as eight major supply chains, including food, electronics, and construction, contribute to more than 50% of global emissions.
The implementation of decarbonization within supply chains aims to limit the rising global temperatures, as supply chains contribute to over half of co2 emissions, understandably a call for action for companies to aim for decarbonisation within their supply chains is paramount.
With this considered, local authorities have been vocal in their commitments to NetZero. Three quarters of councils in the UK have declared a ‘climate emergency’ and more than half have set goals to reach net-zero emissions by 2030.
Research suggests that the costs of decarbonization within supply chains are surprisingly low and will only result in approximately a 4% increase in price for the end consumer, therefore, decarbonization poses as an excellent solution for businesses, particularly providing opportunities to meet customers’ needs and expectations surrounding accessibility to sustainable and eco-friendly alternative products.
Decarbonization within supply chains is not a quick alteration and can take some time, particularly to make changes to products and suppliers. Some of the main difficulties faced include a knowledge gap amongst suppliers, lack of data sharing with suppliers and inability to change in-series production. Often, it will involve liaising with suppliers internationally and companies changing or developing their products to become more sustainable and eco-friendlier, which may prove difficult for larger companies to achieve within their supply chain.
Where does this leave us?
Here at Air Spectrum Environmental, we are on a mission to become carbon neutral by 2022.
This entails providing products that contribute towards creating a more sustainable environment whilst operating effectively and efficiently, providing the same level of misting solutions whilst implementing a sustainable alternative for our consumers.
Our new battery-powered ‘ecotech’ range is our innovative solution to decarbonization within the industry, some of our misting range is now available with a battery-operated power system – removing the consequences of diesel emissions within the environment, improving air quality, and reducing our carbon footprint, along with that of our customers.
Ecotech provides at least 13 hours of power from one charge, which allows us to provide an accessible and convenient sustainable solution to dust suppression and odour control.
By replacing diesel-operated systems with battery – we can be conscious of our efforts towards decarbonization, ultimately contributing towards sustainability within the industry. The introduction of technology to suit global climate change and equally meet our customers’ needs and expectations, allows us to continue providing quality products and solutions whilst continuing to focus on and grow our sustainability contributions.
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