Today is World Environment Day! At Gratte Brothers, we’re committed to minimising the environmental impact of all our activities. We see sustainability as a key element of our successful business approach both in our offices and across our sites and therefore to reduce our carbon footprint, we have on-going initiatives to improve fleet efficiency and energy consumption in our buildings.
One of the biggest environmental challenges we face as a business is the number of timber pallets used to transport our equipment so we’ve partnered with Community Wood Recycling. This social enterprise upcycles waste timber which would otherwise be landfilled into furniture and biopellets for energy production. After a successful trial, we are now looking to expand this practice across all of our sites to extensively reduce our cabron footprint. Community Wood Recycling also helps create sustainable jobs by providing training and volunteering opportunities for people in their local area.