VMI, as a recognised Albert supplier, has taken great strides to reduce its impact on the environment and continues to do so, going forward, wherever and whenever possible, becoming fully Albert-certified Carbon Neutral in 2022.
VMI’s third carbon audit for 2022 has been published and audited by Albert and an approved offsetting scheme invested in to ensure that VMI is officially Carbon Neutral since 2022. Visit VMI’s Published Carbon Audits
To take this a stage further, in June 2021, VMI committed to becoming a net-zero contributor by 2030 and publicly reporting all emissions in order to achieve this lofty goal.
VMI has halved its carbon emissions between 2019 and 2022, two years ahead of schedule and is now Albert-Certified Carbon Neutral since 2022.
VMI’s efforts on sustainability and its wider influence on the rental industry to help bring about lasting sustainability changes won VMI the Hero of Net Zero award, presented to VMI at the International COP26 climate summit in November 2021.
It won further recognition from West London Business, who awarded VMI to be Park Royal Business of the Year 2022 and Barry Bassett, West London Business Leader of the Year in 2022. Success continued in the West London Business awards 2023, with VMI winning a ‘Highly Commended’ for Park Royal Business of the Year and named a finalist for Race To Zero Company of the Year, in response to the company’s efforts to galvanize the industry around net-zero targets.
In order to achieve net-zero by 2030, VMI has committed to and reducing its emissions every year publishing all results on its website.
VMI has installed 55KW of Solar Panels across both of its buildings and produces much of its own energy using its own solar panels, (remainder from 100% renewable sources). In May 2023, VMI even became a net exporter of power, generating and exporting more power from the grid than it imported.
VMI generates no landfill and has eradicated using single-use plastic and even seals filters in bags made from 100% biodegradable potato starch.
VMI has committed to migrating almost all of its vehicle fleet to EVs by 2024, eradicating unnecessary plastic waste, using only recycled paper, committing to using only sustainable transport, exclusively using green energy of the highest environmental standards and publicly reporting annual emissions in order to achieve this ambitious goal.
VMI is a founder member of an independent group of rental companies who share best-practice to promote sustainable business. VMI continue to support this initiative, which we call the Green Pledge V4.5.
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