Rotamec calls on SWMAS to help drive their ambitious net zero plans!
Rotamec is a leading electromechanical service provider for rotating equipment, with seventy employees and sites in Somerset, Devon, South Wales, and Leicester.
Specialising in the repair and sourcing of pumps, motors, gearboxes, generators, and power transmission components, their turnkey service provides customers with 24/7 support...minimising downtime for critical equipment.
Support from SWMAS…
After attending a business improvement webinar hosted by SWMAS, Rotamec joined our Nuclear Peer Network Group, which is when they were first made aware of how the Make it Net Zero Programme could benefit the business.
The company was keen to access this support, recognising the need to help lower carbon and the importance of net zero as part of its future strategy. Rotamec wanted to embrace this concept sooner rather than later to become more energy efficient, and will use their net zero credentials as a USP to attract potential customers.
When the Make it Net Zero Specialist kicked off this support with an initial meeting, it became clear that, although Rotamec recognised the need to reduce carbon, the team needed support to understand and record current emissions, and plan the next steps of their net zero journey.
Once the initial data had been gathered, a verified carbon footprinting tool was used to measure the amount of carbon currently being emitted by the business. Once this was established, SWMAS used this data as a benchmark and collaborated with the team to identify some immediate carbon savings. We then helped Rotamec decide upon future objectives that would further reduce both carbon emissions, and operating costs.
As this support unfolded, it became apparent that business mileage was a key contributing factor to Rotamec’s overall carbon footprint. To address this, the Sales Director recently replaced his diesel car with a Hybrid vehicle. As a member of staff who travels frequently, this improvement has already helped to reduce overall emissions. Going forward, it was recommended that the business undertake regular Energy & Transport Reviews to monitor the impact of the changes made and help identify further improvements.
Achievements so far...
||141,454 kg of carbon savings identified.|
||100% renewable energy procurement (electricity).
||Engaged staff to understand and enable the business’s net zero commitment, and offered energy efficiency training.
||Installed LED lighting and shut down all equipment properly after use.|
||Additional Electric Vehicle (EV) purchased to further reduce carbon footprint.|
||All emissions data recorded on a Carbon Portal (surveys to all staff to capture accurate information so KPIs can be set).|
||New supplier questionnaire to capture sustainable procurement information and measure the procurement of materials.|
||Their waste carrier is now providing a full report, so waste can be measured and incorporated within their carbon footprint.|
Outcomes and future plans…
This support has helped improve Rotamec’s company profile as a socially responsible business. It has also provided an opportunity for growth and given them a competitive advantage that will help retain existing customers and attract new. The SWMAS Net Zero Specialist also helped the business understand how to market their net zero credentials (where appropriate) by showcasing their commitment, and progress, towards achieving the UK government’s 2050 net zero target.
As Rotamec’s low carbon journey progresses, they will help to influence other businesses within their supply chain, encouraging them to address their own emissions, which will result in an even bigger impact.
Don Parsons, Net Zero Specialist