Official Press Release By Cardiff Council:
Another Cardiff based business making great strides in reducing their emissions is TB Davies Ltd, a fourth-generation family business founded in the 1940s and now a leading supplier of access equipment in the UK. The company manufactures and distributes a wide range of climbing products, including steps, ladders, towers, and podiums for the professional, trade and domestic user.
The business first began decarbonising back in 2019 through replacement of energy intensive warehouse halogen lighting with more efficient LED lighting. Other measures they took included implementation of an automated EDI customer order import system, helping reduce paper usage, printing requirements and wastage through human error. Since then, the company has installed a 30kW (ladder shaped) solar panel system, switched energy supplies to fully green electricity only (solar, hydro and wind sourced power), have been phasing in EV / hybrid powertrains for company vehicles and forklifts, and carried out a full audit to quantify, reduce and remove plastic packaging through their supply chain.
More recent work to reduce emissions generated indirectly via their supply chain has seen them recently win a Business Wales ‘Best Small Business Carbon Reduction Plan’ award.
TB Davies Ltd Director, Mat Gray, said: “We’ve transformed how we do business over recent years with the aim of ensuring we do our fair share to protect our environment. By proactively considering sustainability with any new company projects, we are finding better ways to work, and these are increasingly helping us to reduce our carbon footprint and also improve our commercial opportunities in industry.
My advice to any organisation starting on their journey is to start looking at their data. It’s easier than you think to calculate your Carbon Footprint. Once done you’ll be able to see where your biggest carbon savings can be made, and this will help you plan your pathway to a better future for your company and the whole community.
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