Environment

Downton is committed to minimising the environmental impacts of its activities by reducing emissions through innovation and waste management.

The company has introduced a number of measures to help reduce its carbon footprint, including:

  • Invested £1.5 million in dual fuel vehicles and aerodynamic trailers, reducing fuel consumption and emissions
  • Improved vehicle routing
  • Significant investment in Microlise telematics system with anticipated fuel savings from 2013 of 6 per cent
  • All vehicle engines meet the latest Euro 5 emissions standards
  • Working towards ISO 14001 accreditation – current plans are to achieve accreditation by the end of 2015
  • Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) training provided to all drivers

The investment made in improving sustainability and limiting the business’ impact on the environment has had a significant effect, reducing overall emissions by approximately 10 per cent.

This is ongoing and a policy of continuous improvement is maintained.

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