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Sustainability at SYNETIQ – UK leader in vehicle salvage, dismantling & recycling

SYNETIQ is sustainable by nature – but we’re on a journey to do more. That’s why we created Our Road to Tomorrow.

Our Road to Tomorrow is built around 3 key pillars:
Our Planet, Our People and Our Partners.

Our Road to Tomorrow

This is our plan to become a better business every day and to lead the way in the vehicle recycling industry. It helps shape both our long and short term approach to becoming a more sustainable and more responsible company.

It sets out what our focuses are; what actions we are taking now and in the future; and how we plan to monitor and report on the progress we are making.

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Our planet

To deliver a sustainable future, we need to address the environmental impacts of our business. We’re monitoring and improving energy consumption and efficiency, increasing the amount of waste we recycle, investing in smart technology to make our logistics more efficient and partnering with sustainable couriers. Our Sustainability working group consistently identify areas and opportunities for improvement across the business to keep us moving forward towards our goals.

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Our aims

We are committed to minimising our environmental impact – working with our clients and the wider industry to tackle climate change, reduce waste and protect our planet.

  • We will complete the carbon footprint analysis of our business to measure, set targets on and report our carbon emissions and become carbon neutral.
  • Continually exceed EU vehicle recycling targets year on year.
  • Embed a culture of sustainability across our entire organisation.
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End-of-life vehicle processing

SYNETIQ maximises the environmental value of every vehicle we process. Category B salvage vehicles – those which are not in a condition to return to the road – do not go to waste. Reusable parts such as doors, bonnets and headlamps are cleaned, checked and resupplied for reuse on existing vehicles.

By utilising the four Rs approach of Reduce, Reuse, Remanufacture and Recycle, we keep vehicles in life, and where they can’t be put back on the road, compliantly dismantle them to maximise reuse and minimise environmental impact.

We recycle any remaining raw materials such as copper wiring and tyre rubber to ensure that the amount of waste is kept to an absolute minimum.

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Our people

With over 700 colleagues who are vital to the long-term success of our business, we’re committed to educating and empowering our people to deliver our vision – to create a vehicle recycling industry we can all be proud of.

We support our colleagues to explore what sustainability means to them and the role they play in reducing their own carbon footprint, and offer opportunities to make suggestions about how they think we can improve as a business.

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Our aims

  • Going for gold: we will continue to train our own people as well as deliver Carbon Literacy training to other organisations. We will collaborate with other accredited organisations and achieve Gold Carbon Literate Organisation status.
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Our partners

Addressing climate change requires cross-industry action. We engage with our partners and clients to share our approach to sustainability and what we have learned so far on our journey.

Since mid-2020, we have partnered with independent circular economy consultants, Oakdene Hollins, to study the true impact of our operations.

 

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Our aims

  • By establishing long-term partnerships built on shared values and commitment to sustainability, we will continually explore new ways to support our clients to reduce their scope three emissions.
  • Whilst more of our insurance clients are transitioning to use green parts, we want to increase consumer awareness of their environmental value.

Highlights so far

Carbon Literacy at SYNETIQ

Carbon Literacy is an understanding of our everyday carbon emissions and offers a starting point for making real change in the way we tackle climate change.

Carbon labelling at SYNETIQ

We’ve worked closely with experts to understand the carbon lifecycle of the vehicle parts we sell. From recovering accident-damaged vehicles, to the movement they make across our sites and the energy it takes to dismantle parts and get them shipped to our customers, it’s all included.

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What we’re doing

We’re on a journey to become a better business every day. Here are just some of the actions we’re already taking to make that happen.

Surpassing recycling targets
Surpassing recycling targets
Understanding carbon savings down to individual part level
Understanding carbon savings down to individual part level
Carbon Literacy Project accredited sustainability training
Carbon Literacy Project accredited sustainability training
Working to become carbon neutral
Working to become carbon neutral

Latest News

SYNETIQ awarded silver EcoVadis medal for sustainability performance

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