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Copart Opens New Eco-Friendly Office in Bristol

Global leader in online vehicle remarketing and recycling, Copart UK, has opened a new eco-friendly office building in Bristol as part of their ongoing Plan-Net-Zero sustainability commitment. 


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Phil Briggs, Director of Operation Centres, Transport & Engineering cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony for Copart’s new office building in Bristol.

As part of a programme to upgrade and replace offices at their nationwide Operation Centres, which span over 400 acres and enable the storage of over 100k vehicles at any one time, this new environmentally friendly office building in Bristol will now be a blueprint for the company’s future network of Copart Super Centres.

To be ‘fit for the future’, the bespoke new office building offers strong green credentials. State of the art insulation, low energy LED lighting throughout, and onsite waste treatment facilities to filter and clean water, will all contribute towards a sustainable and environmentally-friendly office. There are also outside green spaces with trees and shrubs to improve air quality and encourage nature.

Wellbeing, inclusion, and diversity have been key considerations, with the provision of a quiet prayer room, first aid room, easily accessible disabled toilet facilities, and onsite shower facilities for employees wishing to cycle to work or exercise during their break times. 

The new office forms part of the major expansion plans currently underway at Copart’s Bristol Operation Centre, with this location set to become a 63-acre ‘Super Centre’ for the South West by the end of the year. 

Works underway include areas for vehicles that require specialist handling, like EVs, and contingency land in the event of catastrophes where Copart’s expert surge management services are required by their insurance customers. 

There will also be brand-new vehicle preparation areas that will enable vehicle inspections, valeting, and 360° imaging – providing complete transparency to buyers at Copart’s online auctions.

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Jane Pocock

Jane Pocock, Managing Director of Copart UK & Ireland, said:

“As partner of choice for most major insurers, operating in the most responsible way is always top of Copart’s agenda. 

We are delighted to announce the official opening of our new eco-friendly office in Bristol, as the first of many infrastructure upgrades to come under our sustainability refurbishment programme and a major element of our Plan-Net-Zero commitment towards a greener future.

With exciting plans in the pipeline to develop a network of Super Centres and improve existing sites, going forward we’ll be using Bristol as a prototype for our larger sites to ensure that in addition to continually improving our services to customers, our offices are inclusive, energy-efficient, and constructed in an environmentally friendly way.”

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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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