A first for EMR as they commit to zero emissions.
EMR have become the recycling company to sign up to three of the Climate Groups initiatives EV100, EP100and RE100. EMR are one of only eight companies globally who have signed to these initiatives.
EV100 is a global initiative bringing together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the new normal by 2030. Electric transport offers a major solution in cutting millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, as well as curbing transport related air and noise pollution.
EP100 brings together a growing group of energy-smart companies committed to achieving more with less to improve their energy productivity. By integrating energy efficiency into business strategy, these companies are driving technical innovation and increasing competitiveness while reducing emissions.
RE100 is an ambitious global initiative to engage, support and showcase influential companies committed to using 100% renewable power.
In order to fulfil its promise EMR has committed to 100% renewable electricity across its sites worldwide and will switch 100% of its car and light commercial vehicle fleet and 50% of small heavy goods vehicles to electric vehicles. EMR will also deliver a 10% energy productivity improvement for total kWh per tonne of material handled. EMR has set an ambitious deadline of 2030 for achieving its commitments under the three initiatives.
Helen Clarkson, CEO at The Climate Group, commented:
“EMR are the first recycling company to join all three of our business initiatives. As a metal recycling company they have the potential to make a big impact on corporate climate leadership. EU figures indicate that using recycled raw materials, including metals, cuts CO2 emissions by some 200 million tonnes every year. By converting their fleet to electric and switching to renewable and efficient power, EMR are setting a strong example for others in their industry.”
Chris Sheppard, EMR CEO, said:
“We’re proud to be the first recycler and one of only eight companies globally to have a triple membership of The Climate Group’s game-changing initiatives.
“As we rebuild our businesses and economies after COVID-19, we have an opportunity to build back better. We can respond to the future threat of climate change by reducing emissions, minimising environmental impact and contributing to the creation of a more resilient, circular economy.
“We want to show leadership in the face of the global climate challenge, and The Climate Group’s strict membership requirements demonstrate our commitment to making an authentic contribution and have shaped our pathway to net zero emissions by 2040.”