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Accugrit Awarded Carbon Charter

Accugrit Awarded Carbon Charter
24 September 2020

National gritting and snow clearing provider Accugrit has achieved a Suffolk Carbon Charter Bronze Award for its commitment to the environment.

The Carbon Charter provides recognition to SMEs that adopt carbon reduction measures and sustainable business practices throughout Suffolk and Norfolk.

Accugrit was launched in 2019 to provide a dedicated winter maintenance service more sustainably as well as more cost-effectively. 

Achieving the Carbon Charter, which is administered by Groundwork East and overseen by the Environment Agency and Suffolk County Council on behalf of the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership, was an objective for the business from the outset, says Accugrit’s Managing Director Dean Harvey.


Suffolk Carbon Charter


Impressive Environmental Policy


On being issued their award this month, the Carbon Charter Panel said they were particularly impressed with Accugrit’s environmental policy, which clearly states the commitments and responsibility throughout the company. The panel also praised “the strong emphasis on engaging outside of the company with partners”.

From their control room in Rickinghall near Eye, Suffolk, Accugrit provides public and private sector organisations across the UK with a winter maintenance service that comprises forecasting, gritting, snow clearing and reporting.

Precise weather forecasts are provided by partners Weatherquest, based at the UEA in Norwich, and live operations are monitored and reported on via a snow and ice management platform and multiple strategically placed webcams.


Suffolk Roadside Nature Reserve Scheme


In addition to gaining the Carbon Charter, Accugrit is an active member of the Suffolk Roadside Nature Reserve Scheme, keeping designated verges free from litter and safe for wildlife.

“It’s always been our ambition to bring our industry into the 21st century with green initiatives at our core,” says Dean Harvey.

“Achieving the Carbon Charter was one of our objectives right from the start. Forming a new business gave us a golden opportunity to commit to sustainable practices. Our leadership team has been in the industry for a long time and had lots of ideas about how we could work more greenly.

“We’re delighted to have won this award which recognises our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the planet for future generations.”

Picture: an image showing a green landscape with wind turbines in the distance

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 24 September 2020


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