As we continue to develop and adapt our processes we also encourage our staff to think about sustainability at all times, from switching off equipment that’s not being used, to avoiding unnecessary use of resources and ordering products made from recycled materials.
In terms of logistics, we minimise our transport’s carbon footprint with planned deliveries, full loads and using fuel-efficient vehicles, with some already hybrid tuned. Maintenance is regularly undertaken to ensure the fuel- efficient vehicles are maintained to the highest standard and all vehicles are compliant with the London Low Emission Zone.
We continue to invest in green transport technologies, such as transponders, GPS trackers, catalytic reduction and ‘opticruise’ boxes. A significant investment has recently been made into a new ERP software system. Due to go live in 2022, this will further improve component and shipping resource planning alongside factory production efficiencies, also adding to the company’s eco-initiatives by significantly reducing paper usage.
Williams is a 100% reclaimed or recyclable company. This is maintained through our WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), which offers a comprehensive scheme for the decommissioning and removal of products brought since January 2007.
As all our products are 99% recyclable, you can be sure that the refrigeration you buy today won’t end up at landfill. We can also dispose of old units upon replacing, be it a Williams or any other manufacturer, to make sure these are treated responsibly.
Old units enter a process of being scrapped for parts that are fit for reuse, otherwise recycled or reclaimed. In some cases, for our own used-models that still have prolonged life, we offer them as donations where applicable.
Prevention – We have a network of service partners covering the UK with fully qualified refrigeration engineers to the latest certifications, including F-Gas trained, that can assist on any product sold with warranty. Our engineers aim to repair a product on the first visit and regularly stock a range of spares to make the process as easy and flexible for our customers. If an alternative part is required, this will be ordered and processed as a priority. We also offer a series of ‘How To Guides’ on our website covering categories on installation, cleaning and maintenance to help customers prolong the life of their equipment.
Preparing for Re-use – For when spares are needed, we offer a national and international spares, service and technical support team that you can access through any of our offices, as well as via our network of appointed dealers and service partners. We are a market leader in product manufacture, delivery, support and service, which we strive to maintain by consistently reviewing our processes.
Recycling – Our products are built to last with robustness and reliability in mind. When they reach their end of life, they are 99% recyclable.
Recovery – As part of our enhanced delivery service, we also offer a recovery service for appliances no longer required. We even safely remove non-Williams refrigeration equipment as part of this service.
Disposal - End of life commercial refrigeration appliances are classified by the Environment Agency as hazardous waste and must be disposed of in a safe manner. We offer a fully licensed safe disposal service for your end of life redundant refrigeration appliances. More information here
The Greenlogic commitment to customer support isn’t just about helping you make the right refrigeration buying decision. It’s also about supporting you throughout the life of the equipment, as well as providing helpful tips on frequently asked customer questions, advice on new legislation and other regulatory schemes.
The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is the most widely used environmental assessment method for commercial buildings.
Credits are gained through the measurement of various criteria relating to product build including the use of hydrocarbon refrigerant, Global Warming Potential (GWP) and refrigerant leakage detection.
Scores are determined by the aforementioned criteria with achieved credits going towards the overall BREEM rating. Click here to visit the BREEAM website.
Williams works closely with foodservice consultants on many major projects helping them to gain valuable BREEAM points for the end-user, which in turn helps as a guide to starting the BREEAM rating journey.
For example, we offer internal thermal imaging of our coldrooms within our handover documentation, proving that the client is receiving a box that has a tight thermal seal for all panel joints – compliant with The Institute of Refrigeration’s Code of Practice.
Responding to the impact of global warming, the UK government introduced a number of environmental taxes and relief schemes encouraging businesses to operate in a more environmentally-friendly manner.
The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an environmental tax charged on the energy used by businesses. It has replaced the former Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), which was phased out in July 2019 in an effort to significantly streamline the business energy tax landscape.
The CCL is designed to encourage businesses to be more energy efficient in how they operate, helping to reduce their overall greenhouse emissions. Lower CPS (Carbon Price Support) rates of CCL also encourages businesses to generate their own electricity using low-carbon technologies.
Williams works actively on reducing our impact to global warming. We have been generating energy through our solar panels since 2015, reducing the company’s annual CO2 emissions by 297 tonnes per annum.
Our delivery fleet uses Euro 6 diesel engines, a modern combustion engine that is becoming even cleaner and more sustainable.
This type of engine is 20% more efficient and cost-effective with 20% less fuel consumption than previous trucks, while also being fully compliant with current London Regulations.
Advanced fuel injection technologies and exhaust emissions treating systems has reduced CO2 emissions by 20%.
Modern trucks with a Euro 6 diesel engine feature a 95% and 97% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions and particle emissions, respectively. New types of eco fuel like Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and Power to Liquid are continually being developed.
NITROGEN OXIDE (NOx) EMISSIONS:
One Euro 1 truck from 1994 produces the same amount of NOx as 20 modern- day trucks.
PARTICLE EMISSIONS: One Euro 1 truck from 1994 produces the same amount of pollution as 35 modern-day trucks.
End of life commercial refrigeration appliances are classified by the Environment Agency as hazardous waste and must be disposed of in a safe manner.
We are pleased to offer a fully licensed safe disposal service for your end of life redundant refrigeration appliances.
Read more information here