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TOBERMORE DRIVING A GREENER FUTURE

Posted By: Tobermore

30th May 2022

Figures produced by world-class paving and walling manufacturer Tobermore reinforce the company’s continuous commitment to minimising environmental impact.

Between 2020 and 2021, Tobermore reported a 15% increase in loads delivered across the UK and Ireland, whilst simultaneously increasing the percentage of full load (single delivery) deliveries by a staggering 25%.

Furthermore, in the same time period, the number of deliveries made on multi-delivery loads decreased by 20%.  This success has been firmly placed with Tobermore’s Transport Team, which has doubled its resource in the past year and is responsible for ensuring environmentally focused delivery planning.

Moreover, significant factory investment has also enabled the company to ramp up production and capacity to meet the surge in demand for its paving and walling products, thus reducing lead times and maximising full lorry loads.

Tobermore’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint can also be seen in its sustainable packaging design.  Last year, the company overhauled its product packaging which now consists of 100% recyclable polyethylene film.

This year, the company was the first to market in publishing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for all its paving, walling, and kerb products. Following a rigorous Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Tobermore can accurately demonstrate the environmental impact of over 400 products, therefore, enabling construction professionals to compare the environmental impact of different products and make informed decisions about which to choose for their project.

Reacting to the latest transport figures, Tobermore MD David Henderson commented;

“We have made a massive commitment to take our environmental responsibility very seriously. A joined effort between our Transport Team and our Haulage Partners has ensured that with calculated route planning and maximising loads we can reduce our carbon footprint.”

Read more about Tobermore’s sustainability commitments on their website www.tobermore.co.uk/about-us/sustainability/