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Kent bodyshop becomes carbon neutral

An accident repair centre based in Kent in England has achieved carbon neutral status in accordance with PAS2060.

Coachwork Renovations says it has put in place a strategy to ensure it reduces its emissions year on year. The company worked with the NBRA and ABP approved energy and carbon partner, ECA Business Energy, to reduce emissions.

This involved following international standards including the World Resource Institutes Green House Gas Protocol and Defra’s GHG reporting guidelines for assessing carbon emissions.

This is turn meant putting in place a carbon management plan to reduce emissions and setting targets to reduce emissions (on a per job basis) year-on-year.

It also meant offsetting its residual emissions through projects verified against the international Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Gold Standard or Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).

Coachwork Renovations managing director, Fred Smith said achieving carbon neutrality demonstrates the company’s commitment to its customers and supply chain and of course the environment.

“Huge thanks to ECA Business Energy for the work done in helping us to declare ourselves carbon neutral, we achieved our goal quickly and it was easier than anticipated,” he said.

“We should all work in a more sustainable way, and by reaching out to the experts we have more knowledge and new visions for the future.”