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SYNETIQ signs green parts partnership with esure to reduce CO2 emissions

SYNETIQ is delighted to announce that it has signed a green parts contract with esure, to supply quality graded, recycled parts to its repairer network.

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Partnering with the leading integrated vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling company in the UK, for the procurement of environmentally sustainable parts, will allow esure to continue work on the decarbonisation of its supply chain.

The new agreement is the expansion of an existing partnership between esure and SYNETIQ which began in 2019, meaning esure policyholders will be playing their own part in reducing the CO2 impact of collision repair.

Last year alone, esure’s repairer partners purchased over 3300 green parts from SYNETIQ, saving over 79,000kg of CO2e. The new agreement will look to build on this throughout 2022 and beyond.

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 ensure customer vehicles are fixed faster and in a more sustainable way.

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Tom Rumboll

Tom Rumboll, CEO at SYNETIQ said:

“This is a significant agreement and underlines the importance of working together to drive cost savings and reduce emissions.” He added: “Cutting the motor insurance industry’s carbon footprint is a priority – as part of a successful integrated and circular model, SYNETIQ and esure will work side by side to maximise the environmental and financial potential of every vehicle.”

SYNETIQ now handles over 60,000 salvage and end of life vehicles each year, recycling an average of 96.3% of each end-of-life vehicle it processes – surpassing EU legislative targets. SYNETIQ says its integrated model means it’s perfectly placed to maximise the potential of all salvage or end of life vehicles – whether by safely harvesting reusable green parts or as part of the compliant vehicle recycling process.

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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.