Electric-powered forklift procurement heightens CPI Euromix’s sustainability
Dry mortar specialist CPI EuroMix has further progressed its sustainable business goal by introducing an electric-powered forklift to its Rotherham bagging plant.
The vehicle is powered by the latest lithium battery technology, which coupled with the company’s zero-carbon electricity source, represents a healthy reduction in CO2 emissions.
Craig Buttenshaw, Head of Operations at CPI said: “CPI EuroMix is exploring many areas of the business for more sustainable options, forklifts being the most recent example. The electric vehicle’s Lithium technology contains opportunity charging. It means our new cleaner forklift is always available when we need it, allowing it to keep up with a demanding 24/7 operation. As part of our sustainability ambitions, we see this mobile plant as the future for our forklift operations within the business.”
As a market-leader in the construction materials industry, CPI recognises its responsibility to be at the vanguard when it comes to the sector’s sustainability. The company’s sustainability strategy is underpinned by a commitment to four key areas: planet, customer and products, people and communities. The environmentally-focussed programme not only addresses issues closest to CPI’s business, it is based on which actions make the biggest contribution to the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals.
CPI has implemented a number of effective measures in order to reduce its environmental impact. These include management programmes to minimise energy and waste, as well as an efficient recycling scheme. Each of these initiatives is guided by principles aligned to CPI’s ISO 14001 Environmental Management accreditation.
CPI’s sustainable ambitions have also been enhanced by its initiation of a carbon capture forestry scheme containing nearly 100,000 trees. The programme, in conjunction with Potanow Forestry, will ensure that EuroMix deliveries throughout 2022 by CPI vehicles and those used by its contractors, are carbon neutral.
“As pioneers of dry silo mortar in the UK, CPI has some of the best technical product knowledge in the industry. We are using this extensive product knowledge to collaborate with our supply chain partners to develop more sustainable product choices within the parameters of the British Standard specification for masonry mortars and other products we produce.”
Craig Buttenshaw continued: “We are committed to creating a more sustainable future and making progress within the construction industry.”
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