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Selwood partners with the Supply Chain Sustainability School

UK pump rental company Selwood is reinforcing its commitment to environmental responsibility through a partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Launched in 2012, the Supply Chain Sustainability School is a free learning collaboration for the built environment sector.

The partnership gives Selwood’s teams access to thousands of online learning resources on sustainability, management, offsite, digital, procurement and lean construction topics.

“Working in partnership with our client base we are committed to ensuring that the equipment and solutions we provide are both sustainable and responsible,” said Richard Brown, CEO of Selwood. “We believe that partnering with the Supply Chain Sustainability School will not only improve our understanding of sustainability but ensure that we can continue to add value to our clients in supporting them in achieving their own environmental responsibility objectives.

Ian Heptonstall, director of the Supply Chain Supply Chain Sustainability School, said: “The sector is facing major challenges in the drive to “build back better” and The School is an enabler of the transformative change needed through the collaboration of Selwood alongside our other partners.”

The partnership is part of Selwood’s ongoing work to embrace sustainability wherever possible. The company already uses hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) as an optional alternative to diesel across its pump range, alongside the use of electric engines. Selwood has also developed remote telematics technology to enable customers to monitor and minimise the fuel consumption of its pumps by reducing idling times and unnecessary refuelling trips.

The company also uses electric vehicles in its fleet wherever possible and offers greener solutions where appropriate, for example by using gravity-fed siphoning systems as an alternative to powered overpumping.

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