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SYNETIQ launches sustainability certificates for clients

SYNETIQ launches industry-first carbon savings certificates. The scheme demonstrates the carbon savings clients are making through green parts usage and will help raise awareness of the environmental benefits of green parts.


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Tom Rumboll and Richard Hughes

DONCASTER, UK – April 11th, 2022 – SYNETIQ has launched a new sustainability certificate scheme – yet another industry first – utilising green parts to help clients reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their sustainability objectives, as quantified by SYNETIQ’s sustainability team.

The innovative recently developed scheme is targeted at SYNETIQ’s new and existing clients. SYNETIQ then calculates the CO2 savings achieved through green parts usage, helping to clearly demonstrate their environmental commitment.

Understanding carbon savings can also support vehicle repairers calculate their own PAS 2060, the internationally recognised specification for carbon neutrality.

The first certificate recipient is esure, one of the UK’s leading personal lines insurers which, earlier this year, signed a contract with SYNETIQ for the supply of quality graded, green parts to their repairer network.

The certification recognises how, over the past year, the purchase of more than 3,300 green parts by esure repairer partners achieved a combined savings of in excess of 79,000kg of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent).

The introduction is another major step on SYNETIQ’s ‘Road to Tomorrow’ strategy – a blueprint for how it will remain the most trusted and sustainable business in its sector.

Tom Rumboll, CEO at SYNETIQ, said: 

“We are thrilled to have launched our new certification scheme and are equally thrilled that esure – a client that already recognises the huge impact green parts can play in making motoring more sustainable – is the first recipient.

We believe the scheme represents a pivotal moment in the evolution of green parts usage and awareness in the UK. By giving our clients the visibility of the positive impact green parts are having on their carbon footprint and by enabling them to demonstrate this to their own customer base, we expect the adoption to grow and grow.”

Richard Hughes, esure’s Head of Engineering and Repairer Networks said: 

“esure are delighted to receive SYNETIQ’s first sustainability certificate. It’s fantastic recognition of the excellent collaboration between esure, SYNETIQ and our Repairer Partners, and our continued focus on reducing our impact on the environment. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Tom Rumboll and the rest of team SYNETIQ, for helping esure on our journey to become a leading sustainable insurer.”

Green parts are used OEM, non-safety critical items – such as doors, engines, headlamps and tailgates – selected from SYNETIQ’s comprehensive inventory. All items are cleaned, checked and graded based on condition, and held in stock before dispatch to repairer partners. Eliminating delay through supply chain issues, the use of green parts can help ensure customer vehicles are fixed faster and in a more sustainable way.

SYNETIQ handles salvage and end of life vehicles each year, recycling an average of 96.3% of each end-of-life vehicle it dismantles – surpassing EU legislative targets. SYNETIQ says its integrated model means it’s perfectly placed to maximise the economic and environmental potential of all salvage or end of life vehicles – whether by safely reusing green parts, or as part of the compliant vehicle recycling process.

In addition to the environmental benefits, there are many straightforward business benefits. Green parts are typically cheaper than new parts and are often not subject to the same global supply shortage issues, making them instantly available.

SYNETIQ’s huge stock of green parts, covering almost every make and model, can be browsed and ordered here.


SYNETIQ is the largest integrated salvage, dismantling and vehicle recycling company in the UK, formed to become the most innovative and trusted business in the industry.  An integrated, data driven and innovative business, SYNETIQ has led the way in raising industry standards and continually innovates ways of working, to deliver great value, ensure complete compliance and a positive experience. 

SYNETIQ is proud to have major household names in its portfolio, including insurers, accident management companies, fleets, police forces, logistics companies, vehicle repair body shops, and remanufacturers.  With cutting edge data and software solutions, multiple sites, a specialist vehicle recovery fleet and over 540 dedicated UK-based employees, customers and clients trust SYNETIQ to create bespoke solutions to deliver the maximum benefit for their business. Its primary goal is to understand client and customer needs, delivering the right solution, first time. SYNETIQ is an IAA, Inc. company (NYSE: IAA). 

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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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