Building product manufacturer IG Masonry Support is the first masonry support manufacturer to achieve carbon neutral status and is on its way to becoming a net zero energy company; the latest stage in IG Masonry Support’s sustainability journey.
A manufacturer of innovative brickwork support systems, IG Masonry Support is leading the way in the Keystone Group, becoming the first company within the group as well as its sector to achieve carbon neutral status. With the Group’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of all operations, other companies within Keystone are now taking the necessary steps to achieve carbon neutral status.
IG Masonry Support’s achievement feeds into the wider Keystone Group’s commitment to becoming increasingly environmentally responsible and sustainable organisations, through the reduction of carbon emissions.
IG Masonry Support’s sustainability journey began in 2018. The company continually implements sustainability initiatives, including upgrading forklift trucks to electrically operated systems and having 0% waste sent to landfill.
Earlier this year, carbon neutral certification went to the company’s B.O.S.S. A1 brick on soffit system product, a goal forming one of the first steps in the company’s commitment to bringing innovative products to the marketplace in the most sustainable, carbon neutral way.
Andy Neal, IG Masonry Support Managing Director, comments: “We take our environmental responsibility seriously and are making the necessary changes within our business practices to become a net carbon zero company.
“I am proud that we have now achieved carbon neutral status and are the first masonry support manufacturer in the UK to reach this goal. It is testament to our team’s passion and commitment to operating a sustainable business and to delivering sustainable products and solutions to our marketplace.”
Amidst many initiatives by IG Masonry Support, such as switching to a 100% renewable energy tariff, the company is continuing to proactively reduce its carbon footprint alongside SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative) methodology.
This methodology drives ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling companies to set science-based emissions reduction targets. For IG Masonry Support, identifying Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions provided clarity of the environmental impact across all operations and raised opportunities for carbon reductions.
As the company sees its emissions plummet following the SBTi, IG Masonry Support is on track to achieving the 1.5 degree Paris Agreement target, tackling climate change on a global scale.
Going forward, IG Masonry Support will continue to address all areas for improvement with a sustainably-focussed supply chain, helping to source its responsible future.
IG Masonry Support pledges to develop products that provide environmentally significant solutions to its customers and end users, amongst other goals including a conversion to 100% electric fleet by 2025.
It will also develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its product portfolio, providing transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of its products.
Doing so will empower the business and its people to make and adhere to the changes that are needed to reduce impact on the environment.
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