Fix Auto Manchester East achieves PAS 2060

Fix Auto Manchester East has become the network’s second franchise partner in as many weeks to achieve carbon neutral status in line with PAS 2060.

Managing director James Gore and his team worked with energy specialists ECA Business Energy to complete the programme of initiatives to ensure carbon neutrality.

He said: “We’ve believed for a long time the business was pretty good, environmentally speaking. We installed solar panels nine years ago and have adopted numerous practices since. However, due to the energy crisis, we were looking at many additional ways to reduce our consumption and so decided that it would be better to pursue further energy saving projects as part of an overall carbon reduction strategy, which we could measure both in terms of energy and cost savings.

“Thanks to the guidance from ECA we’re now PAS 2060 certified but, crucially, we now have a baseline showing exactly where we stand. We’re now working on a plan of initiatives which will undoubtedly mean significant investment which really will take the business onto a new level of being environmentally friendly.”

Steve Silverwood, ECA managing director, said: “We are delighted to have assisted James and the team in becoming carbon neutral in accordance with PAS 2060. They have committed to actively reduce their emissions year on year as well as offsetting any outstanding emissions. We look forward to helping them on their ongoing environmental journey.”

Fix Auto Basingstoke announced that it was PAS 2060 certified earlier in the month.