Panther partners with Footprint Recycling to take sustainability pledge to the next level

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Two-person white glove delivery specialist Panther Logistics has joined forces with total waste management firm Footprint Recycling to help them reduce their carbon footprint, taking them a step closer to achieving their Net Zero pledge.

In recent years, as a part of their ESG pledge, Panther, an AIT Worldwide Logistics1 company has vastly increased its commitment to improving their environmental impact by keeping its waste unpolluted and to a minimum by following best practices. They have increased recycling measures, conserved energy more efficiently and used environmentally friendly technologies.

To take their commitment one step further, the business has even set a target to implement a zero-waste culture throughout every aspect of its operations. 

Having provided a comprehensive range of sustainable waste and recycling solutions to a wide range of sectors since 2008, Footprint Recycling are passionate about helping businesses manage their waste, reducing their carbon footprints and achieve their sustainability goals. 

Since partnering with recycling specialist Footprint, Panther has greatly improved their recycling and environmental credentials.  To date this year alone, Panther has recycled more than 453 tonnes of cardboard, plastic and expanded polystyrene, 226 tonnes of general waste which goes to RDF, 144 tonnes of TVs, and over 50,000 old mattresses collected and recycled on behalf of its customers and 25,000 tonnes of metal from washing machine bodies also recycled. The company’s carbon footprint by installing energy efficient LED lighting throughout the depots has also improved by 60%. 

And ever mindful of the need to provide a ‘green’ ethical service, Panther provides a furniture recycling service and closely adheres to the WEEE Directive. 

Panther can now boast that 80 per cent of its waste is recycled – with an aim to increase that figure to 90 per cent over the next 12 months.

As part of their long-term sustainable energy programme the company are collaborating with Ev3power where they will be considering solar, wind turbine and hydrogen options to power its operations and are also considering electric and hydrogen options for their fleet. 

In recent weeks Panther has conducted a number of electric vehicle trials and now boasts a forklift fleet that is 60 per cent electric. 

Guy Burgess, Logistics Director commented: “With combatting climate change currently at the forefront of the global agenda, we have chosen to partner with Footprint Recycling to further improve our environmental impact and make a positive difference to our ecosystem. 

“As a business we are already making huge strides in making long-term and sustainable changes by pushing sustainability in every aspect of the business. Ingraining environmental consciousness within the company’s culture and Footprint Recycling will be a fundamental driver in helping us to facilitate this. 

“No longer is it acceptable for companies to provide a 'sustainability statement' as consumers are far savvier and more discerning about how they spend their money and what businesses they’re willing to support and trade with. 

“More than that though its vital that as a growing business we respond to the current climate crisis and act accordingly. The government have set a pledge for the UK to achieve Net Zero status by 2050, and as a company that strives for sustainability, we want to join the fight against global warming by driving down our environmental impact over the coming years.” 

Robyn Brook, Director, Footprint Recycling commented: “Our business is built on a foundation of helping our customers embrace the circular economy and improve their sustainability with a focus on achieving zero waste to landfill through recycling and reducing emissions.  

“With pressure on businesses, like Panther, to do more to minimise their environmental impacts, our aim is not only to manage waste but to challenge the industry norms by developing processes bespoke to each client and introducing new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

“We’ve been working with Panther for several years, over which we have developed a strong relationship which allows us to continually strive and look at new ways to help them improve their environmental credentials and assist with their sustainability journey.”

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