JP Corry Charging the way to Zero Net Carbon

21 September 2021
JP Corry is aiming to move its entire car fleet to electric and hybrid vehicles by the end of 2023 to support the Saint-Gobain Net-Zero Carbon commitment.

In order to support their commitment to Net Zero Carbon by 2050, JP Corry has started making some big moves.

(Pictured L-R: Chris Collins, Head of Operations and Declan McErlean, Financial Controller JP Corry)

In an effort to play their part in the fight against climate change and help improve air quality, JP Corry aims to eliminate the need for employees to make a business journey in a petrol or diesel fuelled car. By the end of 2023 the entire company car fleet will be moved across to electric or ultra low-emission hybrid car. To support this commitment, the business is rolling out an electrical charging point infrastructure across the branch estate.  The first of which has been installed and operational at the Springfield Road head office site.

To further support this drive towards lower emissions, JP Corry are in the process of moving the entire forklift fleet from diesel supply to a more environmentally friendly LPG or electric alternative. By Q1 2022, 75% of the entire forklift fleet will be powered by these more environmentally friendly sources. These changes signal JP Corry’s dedication to facilitate a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible workplace.

In addition to the change in fleet and to support the cycle to work scheme already available to colleagues, bicycle racks have been installed across the business at various branch locations.

Chris Collins, Head of Operations at JP Corry said: “We are very enthusiastic about these investments which reflect our commitment to making our workplaces and wider environment as healthy and environmentally sound as possible.  We have been on a journey in recent years to ensure that we are as environmentally responsible as we can. This is further evidence of our drive towards reducing our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, showing environmental leadership along with ultimately delivering a Net Zero Carbon business.”

Declan McErlean, Financial Controller said “By investing now we are on target to deliver our commitment to zero and ultra-low-emission cars by 2023 and Net Carbon Zero by 2050. Not only is this helping to reduce our carbon footprint but we are also benefiting from lower running and maintenance costs in comparison to vehicles with internal combustion engines.”