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Innovation and Sustainability at Travis Perkins | Pioneering Solutions for a Greener Future

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Welcome to Travis Perkins, where innovation meets sustainability in the most groundbreaking way! In a world that is increasingly concerned about environmental impact, we are proud to be at the forefront of pioneering solutions for a greener future. From our commitment to reducing carbon emissions to our dedication towards sustainable construction practices, this blog post explores how Travis Perkins is revolutionizing the industry and paving the way for a more sustainable tomorrow. Get ready to embark on an inspiring journey filled with ingenious ideas, game-changing initiatives, and unparalleled determination as we dive into the realm of innovation and sustainability at Travis Perkins.
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Introduction to Travis Perkins and its Innovative Solutions

Travis Perkins is the UK's largest building materials supplier and a leading name in the construction industry. The company has over 26,000 employees and operates from more than 2,000 branches across the country.

In recent years, Travis Perkins has been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions that are designed to make the construction industry more sustainable. One example of this is the company's 'Green Fleet' initiative, which aims to replace all of its diesel-powered vehicles with electric or hybrid alternatives by 2030.

Sustainability at Travis Perkins

Travis Perkins is committed to reducing its environmental impact and promoting sustainability throughout its operations. The company has a long-term goal of becoming a carbon-neutral business, and is continuously seeking ways to reduce its energy consumption and waste production.

In addition to these operational changes, Travis Perkins is also working to educate its employees and customers about the importance of sustainability. The company offers training on sustainable practices for all new employees, and runs regular campaigns to raise awareness of environmental issues among the wider public.

Milestones in the Company's Sustainable Development Journey

Travis Perkins has a long history of sustainable development and innovation. Here are some of the company's most significant milestones in its journey to becoming a greener business:

-In 2003, Travis Perkins launched its first environmental policy, setting out its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment.

-In 2006, the company became the first in the UK building supplies sector to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for carbon reduction.

-In 2007, Travis Perkins set a target to reduce its CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020 (from a 2006/07 baseline). The company achieved this target ahead of schedule, in 2015.

The Impact of Travis Perkins' Solutions on the Environment

Travis Perkins commitment to sustainability is evident in the many innovative solutions they have developed to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. One example is their use of recycled rainwater for cooling towers at their Northampton distribution centre. This has reduced water consumption by over 50% and saved over £10,000 a year in water bills.

Other sustainable initiatives undertaken by Travis Perkins include installing solar panels on two of their distribution centres and introducing an electric vehicle charging point infrastructure across all 25 of their sites. These measures are not only good for the environment, but also help to reduce running costs and improve the company's bottom line.

Future Goals for Sustainable Business Practices

As one of the UK’s leading builders merchants and largest suppliers of building materials, Travis Perkins is committed to pioneering sustainable solutions that help our customers build for a better future.

We have set ambitious goals to reduce our environmental impact and become a more sustainable business. Our aim is to be a carbon-neutral company by 2030 and we are working hard to achieve this through a number of initiatives.


At Travis Perkins, we are committed to providing innovative solutions for a greener future. Our relentless drive towards sustainability ensures that our customers not only benefit from the latest technologies and products but also contribute to a healthier environment. Through the pioneering use of new materials, techniques and technology, we are leading the way in sustainability practices while making sure that our products meet the highest industry standards. We strive to ensure that every purchase made has minimal impact on the environment – helping us all build a better tomorrow together.

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