Torotrak is delighted to announce that its Leyland site, home to the majority of testing, development and manufacturing facilities for the Group, has achieved the highest Carbon Saver Standard™ certification.
The certification follows several years of work to improve, monitor and report on the site’s carbon emissions and environmental impact across all its operations, and includes assessment across a range of key criteria. Everything from internal policy and corporate governance to carbon reduction programmes and staff training is considered. The overall result must show a measurable reduction in absolute carbon emissions, as well as systems in place and commitments to maintain this reduction.
“We’re really pleased to have achieved this high standard of certification. I think it speaks volumes for our drive to constantly improve, and to work in a way that reflects our products – striving to be cleaner and more efficient,” explains CEO, Jeremy Deering. “This is a particular achievement for our operations staff, who have been working hard to make these crucial improvements alongside all their existing responsibilities.”
With the new Silverstone Technical Centre now housing the design and early prototype capabilities for the Group at the former Flybrid Automotive site in Silverstone Park, it is hoped that the Gold Standard can be achieved across both sites in due course.
As well as showing Torotrak’s commitment to a less carbon-intensive future, the monitoring and reporting structure required by the certification has also helped to save money at the site. With greater awareness of energy usage and costs, staff are working together to maximise efficiency and reduce the impact of test and manufacturing operations. This will be carried forwards as the manufacturing capabilities continue to grow (read more about our new facilities in our recent press release).