Westcon-Comstor achieves 100% renewable electricity target in UK

Westcon-Comstor is meeting 100% of its electricity needs through renewable sources across its UK sites after transitioning to sustainable energy in Bracknell, Cirencester and Swindon.

The distributor, which operates in more than 70 countries, aims to move to 100% renewable electricity globally by 2030. The UK is the first country where the target has been achieved.

An upgrade to energy efficient LED lighting has recently been completed at its Swindon logistics facility, which is expected to reduce consumption by 25,000kWh annually. Meanwhile the company’s offices in Cirencester and Bracknell both now benefit from electric vehicle (EV) charging points for employees.

Mark McLardie, Head of ESG at Westcon-Comstor, said: “Purchased electricity currently accounts for nearly 70% of our Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions globally, and moving to renewable sources will accelerate our progress towards a 50% reduction in these emissions by 2030.

“We also recognise that reducing energy consumption has a vital role to play in ensuring our business is operating sustainably, and this is a real focus for us in the UK and globally.”

By setting the 100% renewable electricity target last year, Westcon-Comstor aligned with the objectives of RE100, the global corporate renewable energy initiative committing members to 100% renewable electricity.

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