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More Environmental Milestones for Copart

Copart have just been awarded a milestone badge from the Ecologi platform for planting 1,000 trees, adding to the wide range of environmental accreditations and achievements that are supporting their ongoing Plan-Net-Zero commitment.


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Their investment into a virtual Copart forest with Ecologi gives them, as a business, the option to donate towards reforestation or carbon avoidance schemes. For example, they purchase trees to be planted in the UK for every new enrolee into their Copart Driver Academy.

Copart’s donations help Ecologi to support projects that are proven to reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions. This includes a range of carbon avoidance projects that are certified by the Gold Standard or the Verified Carbon Standard.

More Environmental Milestones for Copart pOver 1,000 trees have now been purchased by Copart to date and planted across the UK, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal, and Ethiopia, which teammates can view on their virtual forest map.

Not only that, but Copart has supported the prevention of 6 tCO2e from being emitted through donating to two verified carbon avoidance projects – Solar PV electricity generation in Indonesia and Protection of the Matavén forest in eastern Colombia.

Copart are thrilled that their teammates are also getting engaged and involved with many having purchased trees following their Carbon Literacy training, which they are currently rolling out across the business (and are well on their way to achieving Gold Standard!)

And from a broader perspective, it’s great to know that every tree we add to Copart’s virtual forest is contributing to Ecologi’s wider success.

As part of a network of over 40k members, Copart are helping to make a huge environmental impact, with a total of 69 million trees funded and 2.8 million tonnes of CO2e avoided.

Jane Pocock, CEO of Copart UK & Ireland, said:

“Copart has always been committed to environmental sustainability, and we’ve played a critical role in the automotive circular economy since our inception in 1982, enabling the recycling and reuse of vehicles and automotive parts while facilitating access to transportation around the world.

As a global leader in our field, our customers, partners, and stakeholders quite rightly expect us to continue leading by example, so we continuously review every aspect of our operations to identify more ways in which we can be a more sustainable business.

Investing into Ecologi is yet another way we can make a tangible difference to the environment alongside our other Plan-Net-Zero initiatives.”


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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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