Tarmac has committed to upgrading its 2,000-strong fleet of corporate cars and vans to EVs by 2030, as well as installing EV charging points and infrastructure in key business locations across the country.
The company has signed up to the EV100 – a global initiative by The Climate Group bringing together businesses committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EV) – as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability.
Enrolment to the EV100 scheme is Tarmac’s latest procurement initiative in its continued drive towards carbon reduction and follows a company-wide switch to 100% clean electricity, which allows all of Tarmac’s sites across the country to use electricity supplied entirely through clean UK-based wind and solar sources.
Jonathan Harry, procurement director at Tarmac, said: “We are fully committed to supporting the UK’s ambition of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and have been proactive in making significant changes to our business and product portfolio for many years.
“We’re proud to have become the first UK company in our sector to sign up to EV100 and commit to making lasting changes to our car and van fleet. The road to a reduction in carbon requires collective action and sustainable procurement strategies have an important role to play in supporting these ambitions. By taking progressive actions such as adopting EV technology and switching to clean electricity, we can lead by example and begin to affect real change.”
Helen Clarkson, CEO at The Climate Group, said: “The building and construction sector are responsible for approximately 40% of global energy demand, so we urgently need them to step up on climate action. We congratulate Tarmac on joining EV100 and showing a commitment to clean transport, leading the way to a healthier and more sustainable built environment. We hope to see more companies in this field take such action.”
The EV100 commitment is the latest step from Tarmac as the company continues to make carbon savings by implementing changes right across the business and its supply chain, including using a whole lifecycle approach to design carbon out of its products and services.