Carbon Reduction

Viridor operates
over 320 facilities
across the UK.
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directory to find
address and contact
details for all
our sites.

Recycle more, waste less. Simple, right? Understanding your carbon footprint is the first step to being able to do something about it. That’s why we’ve developed a simple carbon calculator to see how we can help you reduce your carbon emissions.

Like you, we recognise that it’s not just what we do, but also how we do it, that’s important. As part of Pennon Group, we participate in the UKs Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme and we were the first company in our industry to achieve the ISO 50001 standard, the latest international best practice in energy management.

Achieving ISO 50001 not only helps shape our own desire to be a socially responsible business, it also demonstrated to our customers and stakeholders that we are committed to transforming ourselves into a company with reduced costs and less reliance on fossil fuels ready for the future.

We found that 80% of our energy use takes place at 20% of our sites so were able to prioritise these when working to reduce our energy usage. Our Skelmersdale polymer recycling facility is the most energy intensive of our facilities by a large margin. We challenged ourselves to make changes for the better and created savings of approximately 800 tonnes of carbon each year. This is equivalent to taking 200 cars off the road. And we have set ourselves challenging targets to continue this positive trend going forward.

To find out how we can help your business to improve its environmental credentials click here to submit your details and we'll get in touch with you.


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