New hybrid vehicle secures a further step towards net-zero

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Barton Windows Ltd, part of Modular Group Investments (MGI), has acquired a new commercial hybrid vehicle, as part of a wider commitment to achieving net zero.

Achieving around 60mpg, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid’s excellent fuel efficiency is the reason it secured Green Car Journal’s 2020 Green Car of the Year Award – and one of the many reasons it was chosen by the company.

Barton Windows Director Ian Smith comments: “As part of MGI, we have a concrete plan for how we’re going to achieve net zero as a company, and while there is a very long road ahead, regular small steps will get us closer to achieving our goal.

“The investment in a new hybrid vehicle is one of these vital steps, and is something that will not only improve efficiencies at Barton Windows, but will also contribute to MGI’s overall sustainability initiatives.”

In addition to the new vehicle, MGI has also been working closely with its subsidiary company, Euramax Solutions, to increase the company’s sustainability commitment. This includes seeing the PVC manufacturer hire a Carbon Reduction Analyst to work on planning, designing, and developing the company’s decarbonisation strategy, switch to 100% renewable energy thanks to solar panels on their trucks, and recycling all waste instead of sending it to landfill.

Ian continues: “Environmental sustainability is at the heart of everything carried out at MGI, and we’re always looking for new ways to utilise the latest technology in order to improve the way we operate, and the investment in a new hybrid vehicle is a perfect example of this strategy in action.

“We very much look forward to seeing the new vehicle in action, and to further investing in ways to achieve our net-zero goal.”

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