Copart on course for net zero operations

Copart has announced that its Plan Net Zero programme is on track after the introduction of a number of initiatives to reduce emissions and improve sustainability.

For example, the company has made significant investment into new DAF & Volvo multi-car transporters and JCB loaders as part of it ambition to be the ‘greenest fleet on the street’.

This has further been boosted by the recent acquisition of Hills Salvage & Recycling, which included the Hills UK transporter fleet and specialist technology systems.

The company said: “Ongoing investment into all areas of our transport fleet will remain key as we head into the winter months, enabling us to react quickly to extreme weather events, and provide reduced cycle times and an efficient service for our customers.”

Meanwhile, investment into the latest connected telematics solutions is enhancing efficiency and significantly lowering fuel consumption and emissions, partly through better driving habits.

This has also been supported by the launch of its new Driver Academy Programme in partnership with HGVC, the first and only UK driver training provider to offer carbon neutral training. Copart recently celebrated its first graduate from the course, and hopes the training will deliver 100 new drivers in the first year.

Copart said: “We’re very aware that as a global market leader, our insurance customers expect us to be a sustainable partner/green supplier and lead by example, so we’re passionate about rising to and exceeding this challenge.

“We’ll continue to work closely with our partnership network across fleet, transport, infrastructure, and education, reviewing everything from training to the most sustainable fuel options to ensure we operate the Greenest Fleet on the Street and play our part in creating a sustainable future.”