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Renishaw Switches to 100 Per Cent Renewable Electricity for UK Operations

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK, Dec 4, 2023 – To further its commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2050, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has partnered with the world’s first green energy company, Ecotricity, which is a member of the Green Britain Group. Renishaw has signed a two-year contract with the provider, which will now supply its main UK sites with 100 per cent renewable electricity.

From L-R: Tim Williams, Growth Manager at Ecotricity, Andy Jones, Purchasing Manager at Renishaw, Emma Brown, Sustainability Strategy Lead at Renishaw and Petros Chalkiadakis, Senior Growth Manager at Ecotricty.

As part of its ambitious climate transition plan, Renishaw aims to reduce emissions relating to its business activities and purchased energy — Scopes 1 and 2 — to Net Zero by 2028. Its partnership with Ecotricity is the latest move towards exclusively using green energy across the globe, with its sites in India, Japan, Mexico and the USA among those already running on 100 per cent renewable electricity.

“So far, we’ve reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 21 per cent compared to last financial year and our Net Zero commitments promise that we will go even further,” said Ben Goodare, Head of Sustainability at Renishaw. “We self-generate 11 per cent of our electricity consumption and most of the electricity we buy is certified renewable — by the end of 2024, 100 per cent of what we purchase globally will meet our sustainability requirements.”

Goodare continued, “We try to work with local suppliers where possible to support our wider sustainability goals and Ecotricity is based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which is close to many of our major UK operations.”

Renishaw has devised its climate transition plan as part of its commitment to three of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). The company has committed to SDG 8, which promotes sustainable economic growth, SDG 12 which aims to ensure sustainable consumption and production, and SDG 13 which urges organisations to take urgent action to combat climate change.

“We’re delighted to be supplying our Gloucestershire neighbours, Renishaw, with 100% green electricity,” said Paul Sands, Chief Growth Officer at Ecotricity. “Renishaw is a torch-bearing company with well-respected products, and it is great to be helping them on their journey to sustainability. By being with us, they will also be helping us build more renewable generation, which Britain so urgently needs.”

To help find a new energy provider that met Renishaw’s sustainability requirements for the business, it worked with Logical Utilities, a utilities consultancy based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

For further information on Renishaw’s commitment to sustainability, please click here.

About Renishaw

Renishaw is a world leading supplier of measuring systems and production systems. Its products give high accuracy and precision, gathering data to provide customers and end users with traceability and confidence in what they’re making. This technology also helps customers to innovate their products and processes.

It is a global business, with over 5,000 employees located in the 36 countries where it has wholly owned subsidiary operations. The majority of R&D work takes place in the UK, with the largest manufacturing sites located in the UK, Ireland and India.

For the year ended June 2022 Renishaw recorded sales of £671.1 million of which 95% was due to exports. The company’s largest markets are China, USA, Japan and Germany.

Renishaw is guided by its purpose: Transforming Tomorrow Together. This means working with customers to make the products, create the materials, and develop the therapies that are going to be needed for the future.

For further information about Renishaw, visit https://www.renishaw.com.

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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