East Anglia based cleaning company, Monthind Clean LLP are dedicated to reducing their activity’s’ carbon footprint – not only in their services, but also in their offices.
Now in an effort to promote a more environmentally friendly method of operating, they have been implementing greener travel with a recently announced long term investment in ‘Green Fleet’ vehicles.
These ‘Green Fleet’ vehicles shall replace their current fleet of traditionally powered cars. According to Andy Flatman, Monthind Clean LLP’s Business Services Manager for EQMS & IT, this greener fleet has already had a significant impact with remarkable CO2 emission savings.
“Over the last year, charging our plug-in hybrid vehicle fleet at head office has saved over 740kg of CO2 emissions. That’s the equivalent of making 10,500 cups of tea or driving 2250 miles in a standard petrol car, or spending 150 hours in the average electric shower!”
This company in East Anglia is not only promoting sustainability throughout its activities, but is encouraging staff further by extending to everyday policies such as:
- Encouraging staff to walk, cycle, car share or use public transport to attend meetings, site visits etc.
- Encouraging staff to use alternatives such as video conferencing where possible to avoid unnecessary physically travelling
- Providing home based working solutions to reduce the need for staff to travel
How effective is Monthind’s hybrid ‘Green Fleet’ within the bigger picture of climate change?
In spite of the fossil fuels used in the production of electricity, the UK met targets to generate 50% of its power from low carbon sources more than 18 months ago. And so, as low carbon energy generation continues to increase, the emissions from Monthind’s Green Fleet will continue to fall, thus positively contributing to the preventing of climate change.
Is it sustainable?
Though the latest top end electric cars can run for over 330 miles before needing a plug socket, the mass market electric car has a top-end range of closer to 180 miles on a single charge. However, Monthind have successfully mapped out a route that takes in the full length of the region – from Grays in South Essex to Cromer in North Norfolk. With this journey equating to around 140 miles, the Green Fleet’s hybrid power is plenty to allow the staff of Monthind to make it to the coast, with electricity to spare.