Russell Roof Tiles | Targeting zero

Russell Roof Tiles | Targeting zero

Russell Roof Tiles has announced its commitment to becoming a Net-Zero business by 2040. 

Sustainability and reducing carbon emissions throughout the supply chain is of growing importance to housebuilders and recently Russell Roof Tiles added its voice to the list of companies pledging to become net zero. 

The company started its sustainability journey over 10 years ago and has now committed to becoming Net-Zero by 2040. Its major focus will be direct emissions (Scope 1 & 2) and will be on the reduction of fossil fuel use, energy efficiency, maximising renewables and procuring green energy.   

The company is working with Planet Mark who will be verifying and measuring carbon and social data to reduce emissions. 

It is also putting plans in place to support a significant reduction of emissions in its supply chain and downstream activities (Scope 3) and will issue further targets in this area once baseline data is established with Planet Mark. 

External view of house, Chatham Maritime, St Marys Island, Chatham, Kent

Daniel Hancox, Business Support Manager at Russell Roof Tiles is currently heading the Net Zero task force. He commented: “We are dedicated to reducing the impact we make on our environment. Our new Net Zero strategy has been developed in support of our existing Environmental & Responsible Sourcing Policies, to set a clear roadmap and define specific objectives that will minimise our contribution to climate change and our impact on the planet. It supplements our existing environmental objectives and enhances our ability to meet the expectations of all stakeholders.”

Sustainability commitment
In the last five years the company has reduced its environmental impact already by investing significantly in terms of both time and money in changing policies and adopting new technologies as part of its sustainability commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. 

It has worked to source materials locally and has signed up to the SME Climate Hub, which is a government initiative aimed at getting SME businesses in the UK on the path to Net Zero. The company also recently achieved gold status with the Supply Chain Sustainability School, an initiative that represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within supply chains.

Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles added: “This is our most significant announcement on our commitment to sustainability, a journey which we started many years ago. We are pleased now to be able to give specifics on our Net Zero pledge and work with customers and suppliers to reduce our impact on the environment.” 

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