Sustainability has long been a part of Fews Marquees’ DNA, and ISO14001 accreditation was a natural progression for the business. Many processes were already in place, but this step ensured particular focus on our environmental footprint, some of which are highlighted above.
Amongst other green initiatives, we regularly check our vehicle fleet to enable optimisation of fuel efficiency, by ensuring van & lorry tyres are at the correct pressures, engines are serviced and loads are to the correct specification for vehicle capacity. For example: A 2015 contract to supply temporary structures in Buxton with our old fleet of vehicles had a carbon footprint of 572 – however by compacting the loads into new larger artic lorries in year 2 of the contract, we were able to reduce this to a carbon footprint by more than half in 2016 to just 238.
In addition, we frequently offer solutions to our clients that will assist with their own personal sustainable initiatives such as the introduction of thermo-roofs to reduce heating costs in long term hire structures or comparable solutions for reduction in lighting costs. Using our state of the art cleaning machine, matched with locally sourced eco-friendly cleaning products and water heated by our bio-mass boilers we are committed to cleaning with integrity.
Where capacity allows it, we are also able to deliver an outsourced PVC cleaning solution for other suppliers. We clean white and clear panels in all sizes, whilst making a contribution to others’ environmental policies.