1) Zero waste to landfill
Globally, our goal is to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and in the UK we have already met this target. To achieve this, we have reviewed our processes and operations from the top down to ensure substantiable waste reduction practices are implemented throughout. These include recycling, reuse and donation schemes, composting, bin technology, and a supply chain waste reduction review, amongst other things.
2) Renewable energy
Globally, our goal is to be carbon neutral by 2034, and in the UK we are already carbon neutral in our offices through off-setting programmes in our supply chain and tree planting in association with the Woodland Trust. In the US we have already installed renewable solar sources across many of our sites so we can reduce our use of fossil fuel-derived energy and the number of our sites with renewable energy sources will greatly increase over the coming years.
3) Water neutrality
Water scarcity is a growing problem in many areas that we operate in, so our global goal is to be water neutral by 2034. To achieve this goal, we will install water reclamation and rainwater harvesting systems across many of our sites to reduce our reliance on the mains water supply. In the UK, water recycling systems are already in place at some of our Manheim Vehicle Services centres making them water neutral.
4) Responsible supply chain
As a global business, we partner with many external companies as part of our supply chain. We’re on a journey to implement a restorative supply chain with operations that are kind to the planet. It starts with ensuring the companies we partner with have sustainable operations, but extends to us influencing other companies to reduce the environmental impact of their products and services too.
5) Community programmes
While it’s vital to tackle the big global environmental issues, we also want to improve the local communities in which we operate in. Our incredible team members are involved in local litter picking programmes, tree planting events, and recycling drives to ensure we leave a positive impact on our communities.