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.
Doing all we can to safeguard the future of the planet, including our drive to become carbon neutral.
Educating and empowering our people on the issue of climate change and sustainability.
Working with our partners and clients to help make both our businesses more sustainable every day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We achieved a Silver medal from independent, international sustainability platform EcoVadis in 2023.
of CO2 saved through our supply of green parts in 2023 alone.
50% of our workforce has completed SYNETIQ's accredited Carbon Literacy training, helping them to understand the ways our climate is changing and setting actions in and out of work to reduce their environmental impact.
In 2023, we exceeded EU End of Life Vehicle recycling targets, reusing or recycling 96.4% of all the vehicles we processed.
We are ISO 40001 accredited. Our environmental management system helps us identify, monitor and improve our environmental performance by using resources more efficiently and reducing our waste.
We are ISO 50001 accredited, an energy management standard concerned with improving energy performance and reducing usage.
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.
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.Learn more
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.