Glassolutions shortlisted for G22 sustainability initiative award
Utilising vehicles fuelled by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) has powered Glassolutions to the shortlist for a G22 sustainability award.
The glass processing and distribution company has introduced two vehicles to its fleet which are fuelled by HVO, saving more than 42 tonnes of CO2 in the first six months of 2022 - the equivalent to 110 economy flights from Amsterdam to Rome.
The aim is to be 100% HVO by the end of 2024, reducing the company’s carbon footprint and reliance on diesel.
HVO is a fossil-free, low carbon drop-in diesel replacement product made from 100% renewable waste, residues, and vegetable oils. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%.
The vehicles are based at Glassolutions’ West Thurrock branch, close to the HVO fuelling facility at the Saint-Gobain supply chain hub in Purfleet. The sustainability initiative has been a joint venture between the two Saint-Gobain brands, and forms part of the Group’s programme to achieve zero carbon by 2050.
Lisa Dunn, Sector Director at Glassolutions said: “We are constantly striving to enhance our sustainability credentials and as far as we are aware we are the only glass distributor in the UK to be using HVO vehicles. Being shortlisted in the G22 Awards is a fantastic recognition of what the business has achieved.”
The winners of the G22 awards will be announced on 25th November 2022 at the Intercontinental London Park Lane.