ELIMINATING 90 per cent of CO2 emissions on heavy plant activity on a single site is just one example of the impact of a civil engineering firm’s focus on its environmental goals.

As part of its bid to reduce carbon emissions, Ruthin-headquartered Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has made several impressive changes since the start of 2022 by investing in an electric pool car fleet which has helped reduce fossil fuel consumption, saving more than 1,500 litres of fuel to date.

The firm has also introduced solar powered and hybrid generators that have helped reduce the use of diesel generators, saving more than 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions to date, in addition to the trialling of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) in heavy plant at a landfill site in Calvert, eliminating 90 per cent of CO2 emissions.


Denbighshire Free Press: Jones Bros environmental manager Sam Higgitt pictured with the company's electric pool car fleetJones Bros environmental manager Sam Higgitt pictured with the company's electric pool car fleet


Among other developments is 4x4 driver training to improve standards, which in turn reduce CO2 emissions, and installing an additional 10KW system at head office to improve solar energy generating capacity, which will save over eight tonnes of carbon each year.

The company’s impressive work has been rewarded with Jones Bros highly commended at The Building Safety Group (BSG) Health and Safety Awards for an Environmental Award.  

Sam Higgitt, environmental manager for Jones Bros, was at the awards in Bromsgrove. 

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He said: “It’s fantastic that the initiatives have not only been well received across Jones Bros right the way from board level down to site operatives, but that the company’s desire to improve has been recognised with an award."