EnviroBuild will become carbon neutral by engaging sustainable logistics company

22 March, 21

EnviroBuild Materials Ltd is moving warehousing and logistics to champions of sustainability, Howard Tenens Logistics. Howard Tenens Logistics are a quality focused, independent family business delivering mutual value through great people, collaboration and technology.

It’s a bold step to further progress the company’s mission to become a carbon-neutral company. Howard Tenens is a trailblazer in sustainable logistics and EnviroBuild is set to embrace and benefit from the company’s experience and achievements.

EnviroBuild has been supplying the construction industry with eco-friendly building materials such as cladding, decking and fencing for thousands of homes throughout the UK. The company is firmly committed to offering high-quality sustainable products which are consistently the preferred choice of architects, landscapers and construction firms.

In addition to providing innovative products which are the desirable choice for the environment, EnviroBuild has been donating 10% of profits to sustainable initiatives in the community since 2015. Sustainability is at the heart of everything the company does as well as providing high-quality products and an excellent customer experience.

The selection of Howard Tenens Logistics followed an extensive search for a logistics company which would meet the sustainability ethos and high standards of EnviroBuild.

Howard Tenens Logistics sustainability track record is impressive. The company utilises longer and double-deck trailers to reduce trips and 95% of its fleet meets the latest Euro 6 emission standard (as of November 2020). The company is proactive about welcoming new innovations and low carbon technologies.

Co-founder James Brueton comments: “At EnviroBuild, we are always looking for new ways to improve our sustainability offering across all areas of the business. The move to Howard Tenens Logistics is doing just that and we are excited to work with a logistics company that puts sustainability at its core.”

Essentially, EnviroBuild is seeking to reduce its carbon footprint in terms of product storage and deliveries as well as prevent the increase of greenhouse gases. By addressing both of these issues, EnviroBuild’s aim is to move further towards becoming a carbon-neutral company and play a part in improving the earth’s climate.

Howard Tenens Logistics is a leader in sustainable logistics. Like EnviroBuild, its mission is to consistently find solutions to reduce its environmental impact as well as help its customers meet their own environmental reduction goals.

The company’s credentials include being an early adopter of dual-fuel vehicles as well as conducting the first trial of the Scania 26-tonne rigid dedicated gas vehicle in the UK. Howard Tenens Logistics is a multi-award-winning organisation dedicated to ensuring that vehicle efficiency is improved at all times as well as embracing new fuels and technologies when they meet strict criteria. For example, Howard Tenens Logistics is considering the viability of using cleaner transport fuels such as HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) which can be used in existing engines without modification and can reduce CO2 emissions by 92% compared to diesel.

Delivery vehicles are selected based on their whole life cost and environmental impact. When vehicles need replacing, the latest Euro-standard engines are purchased, ensuring that the environmental impact is constantly being addressed and reduced.

Significant investment has been made in the latest tracking technology. This enables Howard Tenens Logistics to monitor vehicle and driver performance effectively and consistently so that potential issues can be addressed swiftly and efficiently.

EnviroBuild will benefit from Howard Tenens Logistics’ use of longer and double-deck trailers which mean fewer trips for the same amount of payload and less impact on the environment. EnviroBuild will also utilise the logistics company’s 26-tonne rigid vehicles which operate on compressed natural gas (CNG). The advantage of switching to biogas is that it delivers an 81% reduction in CO2. All biogas is purchased by Howard Tenens Logistics via the Green Gas Certification scheme to maximise the environmental advantages.

Howard Tenens Logistics has also invested heavily in energy efficiency measures in its warehousing facilities. This includes an ongoing scheme to replace all inefficient lighting with LED lights as well as installing solar photovoltaic systems to generate and provide free electricity for all the company’s sites.

As well as considering the use of HVO, future initiatives include ongoing discussions with manufacturers regarding new product development for the van and light commercial vehicle sector. Howard Tenens Logistics is keen to continually push forwards on its mission of sustainability and source hybrid and electric vehicle solutions so a trial can be conducted at one of its depots. For EnviroBuild, this proactive philosophy towards consistent improvement and innovation made Howard Tenens stand out from its competitors.

EnviroBuild is delighted with its new relationship with Howard Tenens Logistics, which it views as closely matching its own ethos on environmental issues and objectives. The move is a significant step towards the company’s goal of becoming carbon neutral.

The transmission of EnviroBuild’s logistics capability to Howard Tenens Logistics will be completed by the end of the year.

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