Domus Ventilation has published its Net Zero roadmap.
The Net Zero goal requires that greenhouse gas emissions be reduced as close to zero as possible, and that those that remain be offset 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 from its manufacturing site by 25%. This has been achieved through a series of actions, including investment in new waste handling equipment and a screw compactor for timber 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. The energy supply is now 100% renewable. Additionally, the company is committed to transparency in its efforts to achieve net zero and is EcoVadis rated, listed in the CIPS Sustainability Index and submits ESOS Phase 1 Energy Savings Reports.
The next strategic phase of 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 to its Caerphilly site , with a transition to LED shipping dock lighting and implementation of the ISO 50001 standard to develop an energy management system to improve energy use. In addition, the emphasis will be placed on transport, by converting all the cars of Domus Ventilation’s sales representatives to hybrids and by installing charging stations for electric vehicles at all sites. An innovative employee profit-sharing scheme will also be put in place to support staff in the move towards personal electric vehicles.
The final phase of the Net Zero strategy will see Domus Ventilation work with its customers and supply chain to further reduce Scope 3 emissions.
Domus Ventilation Managing Director, Jessica Cook, said: “We are 100% committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and our new Net Zero roadmap is our strategy to get there. As part of the Genuit Group, we have already made significant changes to our operations that have resulted in tangible reductions in our carbon emissions. We know what needs to be done and are passionate about doing it.