Electronic Temperature Instruments (ETI), the UK’s largest digital thermometer manufacturer and exporter of electronic thermometers and temperature probes, has introduced a company-wide strategy to help it achieve net zero status by 2025. The company, which exports globally, is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and improving its environmental performance.
As recently as April, the UK government set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. Many of the UK’s largest organisations have now outlined their own targets with the BBC and Sky both aiming for net zero carbon status by 2030, Sainsbury’s by 2040, and British Airways by 2050.
To achieve net zero status by 2025, ETI has already introduced many positive changes to its processes to improve energy performance and efficiency. This includes:
- Installing renewable energy on all four ETI sites or switching to renewable energy suppliers
- Reducing transport use through improved logistics and/or switching to electric vehicles
- Continued use of online conferencing facilities instead of travelling to meetings
- Designing products for reuse, repair and recycling
- Reusing production waste materials where appropriate
- Develop strategies for more sustainable product packaging
- Recycling redundant materials that can’t be reused
- Sourcing products and materials from companies with recognised net zero policies and commitments
- Separating and minimising waste for easier recycling and reuse
- Reducing paper records and expand cloud storage
Moving forwards, ETI will now wish to see its own suppliers reference their approach to meeting this target within their own environmental policies.
Jason Webb adds: “This is something that we should all be working towards together. Our net zero target of 2025 underlines our commitment to improving environmental performance. To curb emissions and limit global warming all organisations will have to reimagine their existing business models and aim for sustainable growth. We are continuing to take a leadership position in this effort – and are encouraging our clients and peers to do the same.”