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Raising sustainability standards: SYNETIQ joins the nation to drive Carbon Literacy Action Day

To mark Carbon Literacy Action Day 2021, and the first day of Glasgow’s COP 26 event, the UK’s leading integrated vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling company has delivered industry, internal and community-based Carbon Literacy training courses, inspiring participants to create meaningful environmental change.

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Five online group training sessions were delivered to a mix of SYNETIQ clients, internal colleagues, industry leaders and the communities around SYNETIQ sites as part of the Carbon Literacy Project’s first-ever Carbon Literacy Action Day. A total of 765 people took part in the mass training event and committed to taking the next step on their sustainability journey.

The training courses are accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, a charity that aims to make carbon literacy learning accessible for all in order to create a low carbon culture.

The two organisations have also collaborated with Auto Trader to develop the Carbon Literacy Automotive Toolkit – designed to accelerate the implementation of carbon literacy across the automotive sector.

Those who took part in SYNETIQ’s Carbon Literacy training must examine the impact of their own CO2 footprint, both in and outside of work, and consider real, tangible ways they can act to create meaningful, lasting change.

As a result of their certification, learners will pledge and take action to reduce their own carbon footprints and use their developed understanding of the climate context to exert influence in their personal and professional lives. Common pledges have included switching home energy tariffs to green suppliers, avoiding fast fashion purchases, and growing fruit and vegetables at home.

As part of its sustainability roadmap announced earlier in the year, ‘Our Road to Tomorrow’, SYNETIQ has already trained 160 colleagues to become certified in carbon literacy – a significant ongoing investment which the business says is driving positive change at all levels of the organisation and across all its sites.



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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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