We are proud to be contributing to Barnsley Councils efforts to become a 'net zero carbon emissions' company by 2045.
We joined the 'Net Zero Accelerator' programme at The Business Village in early 2022. The programme is designed to help companies measure their baseline carbon emissions output.
Our buildings date back to the 1960's which creates additional challenges when working towards net zero emissions.
Initially, the net zero team started with Cally Bristow (Health, Safety, Quality and Environment Manager) and Steve Musgrave (Production Engineer), but now it includes involvement of all company' employees.
"It's the whole Metalliform team that is helping to drive and support our work towards becoming net zero. Our sales team are working closely with our customers to develop our approach to sustainability. Our purchasing team have provided information and data for the baseline assessments and our marketing team are actively communicating our net zero journey." Cally Bristow, HSQE
Even before joining the 'Net Zero Accelerator' programme, we took our environmental responsibilities seriously and were proactively working on reducing our carbon emissions through waste control, electric vehicles, PIR lighting, energy management technology and leading best practice. However, to go further towards achieving net zero, the 'Net Zero Accelerator' programme has provided the perfect opportunity towards achieving this goal.
"With the help of the 'Net Zero Accelerator' programme we were able to establish our baseline figures giving us a reference to assess the impact for further improvements. The programme has provided expert consultant support to help identify numerous innovative ways to further reduce our emissions. A building energy audit has also taken place which will help identify alternative methods of energy reduction." Steve Musgrave, Production Engineer
The support received via the 'Net Zero Accelerator' programme is vital. Our consultants, Sarah Whale and Keith Ruddock have been fantastic with supporting different companies throughout the programme. They can share insights and advise on best practice. When visiting us, they have got to know the factory and our members of staff. We are grateful for their passion and dedication towards driving net zero.
We are proud to be a British manufacturer based in Barnsley, adapting to a brighter sustainable World.
"There is no 'cloak-and-dagger' between the companies participating, everyone is open-minded and keen to share their thoughts about the things they are doing. Everyone has to start somewhere, so don't be afraid to ask for help."
Funding for the 'Net Zero Accelerator' at The Business Village comes from the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and Barnsley Metropolitan Council.
Our annual output of current carbon emission equates to:
109 million cups of tea being made
5,598 return flights from London to New York