Vaculug makes net-zero commitment05 November 2021

Vaculug has announced it is the first tyre retreader to pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.

This means that any greenhouse gases produced by Vaculug will be balanced by the amount removed from the atmosphere. Vaculug recognise the importance of becoming a sustainable company and is committed to achieving net zero by changing the way it operates.

Following the appointment of Prem Devarajan as the new chief sustainability officer for the company, Vaculug has also appointed Kaya Axelsson to develop its sustainability strategy and formulate its path to net zero. Axelsson is the net zero policy engagement fellow at Oxford University where she works to support the practical application of net zero research insights.

Vaculug has already taken steps in reducing carbon footprint by making improvements in the factory, such as bespoke thermal insulation systems which reduce carbon emissions by 950 tonnes per year and most recently an investment in a new forklift programme to lower energy consumption and emissions. Following the launch of the World’s first A-rated retread tyre in July, Vaculug have announced that there are more product developments in the pipeline aimed at reducing their customers’ carbon footprints.

Vaculug commented, “we are proud to be the first retreader in the the UK to make such a positive commitment. More needs to be done to fight the climate crisis and hopefully others will follow this commitment and join us on our journey to net zero”.

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