SYNETIQ signs green parts supply deal

SYNETIQ has announced a new green parts partnership with Zurich Insurance to help it eliminate the CO2 emissions created by the manufacture of new items.

Through the supply of green parts, SYNETIQ has avoided over 5.5 million kilos of CO2 during the last two years.

David Nichols, Zurich’s chief claims officer, said: “Green parts are a more sustainable way to repair components that are non-safety critical. By extending the life of parts that would otherwise be scrapped, we can reduce harmful carbon emissions while continuing to offer our customers high quality repairs. This partnership reflects our wider commitment to embed sustainability across our business, and we very much look forward to working with SYNETIQ.”

Neale Laker, green parts director at SYNETIQ said: “Green parts play an important role in helping us all become more sustainable and to help to reduce the motor insurance industry’s carbon footprint. Figures from a recent study carried out on our own parts procurement platform showed that in the past two years alone, the CO2 emissions saved as a result of using SYNETIQ green parts are enough to power 1,000 homes for a year.

“As well as the green credentials, there are a number of other benefits.  By adopting used OE parts, vehicles receive a like-for-like replacement – supplying parts from the exact same make and model. This stacks up well against sourcing a more expensive and less environmentally friendly brand-new equivalent or an aftermarket non-genuine part that may be of lower quality.”