Aaron Engineering Group has invested in its first zero-emission EV van, kickstarting plans to transition to a fully electric fleet.
The transition is part of Aaron’s pledge to become a net-zero carbon business by 2030. Over the coming months, more vehicles in its existing fleet will be replaced with environmentally friendlier electric alternatives.
A government study found that, as of 2019, transport was responsible for 27% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions . Electric vehicles produce no direct tailpipe emissions, making them less harmful to drive.
Nigel Eastwood, Aaron Engineering Group’s managing director, commented: “We are committed to being an environmentally conscious business, and have aims to become a carbon neutral business by 2030. Transitioning to an electric fleet is just part of this commitment, and I’m delighted that we have begun the process.”
As part of its drive to become a greener business, Aaron has implemented a range of programmes and policies – including a cycle-to-work scheme, which encourages employees based in its head offices to swap their cars for bikes.
A special waste management system also helps the group to establish whether some items due to be disposed of could, in fact, be reused. PPE, for example, is compliance checked, and recycled if it meets certain requirements.
This all helps to reduce waste. Aaron Engineering Group’s net-zero pledge is part of an overarching commitment to investing in the future and adding social value. This involves engaging with the communities it works in, and supporting Britain’s service people.
Learn more about the measures it has taken to invest in the future here: https://www.aaronengineeringgroup.com/investing-in-the-future/