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Specialist Protective Coatings (SPC) Achieves Carbon Neutral Success

Specialist Protective Coatings (SPC), a leader in the application of protective coatings and surface treatments across multiple sectors, is proud to have been certified as carbon neutral. 

Specialist Protective Coatings (SPC) Achieves Carbon Neutral Success Specialist Protective Coatings

This achievement demonstrates SPC’s commitment to comprehensive environmental impact reduction and brings us another step closer to our goal of reducing carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions by 2050, reinforcing our commitment to a sustainable future.

Going Paperless

SPC has introduced a number of sustainable initiatives including a commitment to being paperless from moving to tablets for digital drawings.  Simple changes, such as becoming paperless, not only conserving trees—saving a staggering 12,000 sheets of A3 paper, equivalent to a 40ft pine tree—but also streamlining processes, making us more efficient. 

Hazardous Waste Management 

As part of our sustainability efforts, we are working with  Go Green, a waste management broker. This collaboration ensures that the majority of our hazardous waste is diverted from landfill and underlines our commitment to responsible waste management.

Since we began working with Go Green in 2022, we have removed a total of 22 tonnes of waste from our site to date. 90.6% of this has been reused and 9.3% has been recycled.

Specialist Protective Coatings (SPC) Achieves Carbon Neutral Success Specialist Protective Coatings
Courtesy: GoGreen. Figures are from September 2022 to May 2024.


Switching to LED Lighting

SPC is committed to sustainability through initiatives like switching to LED lighting – which has been completed in the office alongside the factory. This transition significantly reduces energy consumption, cutting it by up to 75% compared to traditional incandescent bulbs.

Going Beyond 

SPC’s commitment and focus is to provide sustainable solutions, ensure safety, adhere to ethical standards, promote sustainable development through constructive engagement, and actively share our expertise to support a greener future.

Paul Whiting, Associate Director of SPC, said: “I am proud of my team for adapting to a greener mindset and working towards a sustainable future. We look forward to continuing our commitment and making changes to become a greener company.”

Karen Moore, Group Environmental and Quality Manager, said: “Our ongoing commitment to reducing carbon emissions is our vision for the present, and the future. We recognise the important role we all play in shaping a sustainable future and are committed to introducing innovative processes and technologies to minimise our environmental footprint. By working together, we are paving the way to a cleaner and greener future.”

SPC is already on track to achieve its goal of net zero by 2050 and with our commitment and continuous assessments, we are confident we will succeed.