Sustainability - On track for a greener tomorrow
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In 2020 we explored the idea of transporting our aggregate for a contract in Manchester via rail instead of road, recognising the potential to drastically reduce the job’s carbon footprint (one of our major goals as a business).

There were three possible options. The first two involved hauling the stone by road via either a 24 tonnes or 28 tonnes capacity. The third option was hauling the aggregate via rail freight. By calculating the vehicle consumption and total vehicle movements, we discovered that it was a lot more environmentally friendly to transport the aggregate via rail. On top of the obvious carbon reduction, there’d also be a massive reduction in vehicle movements on the road, resulting in less congestion and strain on an increasingly busy road network.

On the back of impressive results, we’re looking to replicate this on as many other contracts as possible.

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