Gripple Achieves Carbon Neutrality in UK Operations

Carbon Neutral Is a Milestone on Our Journey to Net Zero & Paves the Way for Our Others to Do the Same, Says Tasha Lyth, Gripple Sustainability Manager

Gripple is the market-leading manufacturer of wire joiners and tensioners for agriculture, suspension solutions for construction and engineered solutions for agriculture, solar and infrastructure.

As an 100% employee-owned company, employing over 950 people across 15 global locations, the company has a unique approach to business, characterised by investment in people, innovation and sustainable growth.

Gripple is a globally recognised manufacturer, delivering innovative, value-added solutions to a wide range of sectors, including construction, manufacturing, solar, renewables, civils and agricultural, amongst others.

Sustainability at the heart of construction

Gripple’s recent sustainability report — ‘Our Journey to Climate Positive: 2022 Progress Report’ — outlines a significant milestone for the company in achieving carbon neutrality across its UK operations.

“Carbon neutral for our UK operations is an important milestone on our journey to climate positivity and it also paves the way for our other manufacturing facilities across the world to do the same,” says Tasha Lyth, Sustainability Manager at Gripple, who was named Young Manufacturer of the Year at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2022.  

“We are extremely proud to have achieved this goal, through a focus on reducing carbon emissions, energy and water consumption, business travel and waste across all areas of our business.”

Certification provider Planet Mark has confirmed the achievement.

“It is fantastic that Gripple has achieved carbon neutrality for its UK operations,” celebrates Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet Mark. 

“The company is very much leading by example, by making the next ambitious commitment to achieve carbon neutrality for its global operations.”

Gripple follows the Planet Mark business certification methodology on data collection and data quality for the areas of operations that contribute to its carbon footprint, including energy, water, waste, travel and some elements of procurement.

“The release of our 2022 Sustainability Progress Report helps our customers, partners, and colleagues understand more about how we are growing our business in an inclusive, environmentally conscious way,” Lyth adds.

“We are committed to integrating cutting-edge technologies, forging strategic partnerships and engaging with stakeholders to ensure we leave an indelible positive impact on the planet.”

What comes after carbon neutrality in construction?

Now that the initial goal of carbon neutrality in the UK has been achieved, Gripple is investing in upgrading its data collection processes to ensure a full carbon footprint can be assessed and analysed, allowing it to work towards the next two goals: 

  • achieving carbon neutrality for global operations by reducing total carbon emissions from 862.7 to 822.6, representing a total decrease of 4.6%
  • net zero emissions by 2030

“As an employee-owned company, we are incredibly proud to be building a business that is future-proofed in terms of its environmental performance”, shares Kevin St Clair, Managing Director of Gripple UK & Ireland.

“We are determined to play our part in reducing our impact on the planet and contribute to a brighter, more sustainable future. Our activities go beyond being carbon neutral and achieving net zero carbon emissions, by designing products and solutions that deliver environmental benefits to customers and local communities in our areas of operation globally.”

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