National Windscreens achieves carbon neutrality and releases inaugural Sustainability Report

National Windscreens has released a Sustainability Report that confirms its achievement of carbon neutrality by compensation through carbon credits during 2022. The report documents its emissions across Scopes 1-3 in accordance with greenhouse gas protocol corporate standards. The report provides a roadmap to achieve a further 42% reduction for its own operation by 2030. The Sustainability Report sets new standards in the aftermarket automotive glazing sector, serving as a platform to continue to drive sustainable practices throughout the company.

Craig Gibson, ESG manager at National Windscreens, said: “We are very proud to have achieved carbon neutrality by compensation across Scope 1-3 in accordance with ISO 14021:201. Our inaugural Sustainability Report provides insights about emissions produced by the business and the supply chain. This invaluable data has been compiled to allows us to judge the environmental impact of the business, including the entire journey of the glass across Scopes 1, 2 and 3.

“The goal of the Sustainability Report is for National Windscreens to create change by measuring the entire emissions from the business, including Scope 3. Assessing the impact of Scope 3 is very rare in the industry due to the complexity of gathering the data. The report details the emissions from glass manufacturing and movement, employee commuting and policyholder travel to the fitting centre network.

National Windscreens Sustainability Report

“The data gathered has outlined the three key areas to reduce emissions: procurement, transport and energy. Understanding the opportunity for improvements in these areas will enable the team to develop effective reduction strategies to reach the target of 42% reduction for Scope 1 and 2 and 52% per gross profit for Scope 3 by the year 2030. This figure will be measured from the baseline established in 2022. The target was set in line with the criteria of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the calculations that form the basis of the 1.5-degree Paris agreement,” comments Craig.

Simon Hunt, commercial and service director at National Windscreens, comments: “The Sustainability Report documents our progress, allows us to benchmark performance and creates a roadmap for the reduction of our environmental impact. This means utilising the insights and data gathered, making improvements and being accountable according to the SBTi.

“We are delighted to have made significant progress across sustainability, the culture and values of our people and developing our governance. This report was made possible thanks to the hard work from the team across the business who contributed to bring this data together. These findings will enable us to track progress and develop reduction initiatives across key areas.

“We understand that sustainability is an ongoing journey based on accountability, constant measurement and continuously improving our practices. This transparent approach is the most effective way to track progress and reach our ambitious targets,” said Simon.

You can download the Sustainability Report and read more about our planned emission reduction strategy on our Sustainability page.