National sustainability award for Rye Demolition

By Steve Ducker11 April 2022

Rye Demolition has received the Sustainability Champion award from the United Kingdom’s National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) for its efforts in addressing climate change.

The award took place at the federation’s recent annual general meeting.

Simon Barlow (on left) with awards host Alistair McGowan. (Photo: Rye Demolition)

Rye operates under the banner of The Sustainable Standard, with a focus on reducing its carbon footprint.

And award judges heralded the south of England-based demolition expert for its “genuine passion and commitment to tackling climate change” and “collaboration and sharing for the greater good”.

Since the start of 2021, Rye has made significant changes to its operation, dramatically reducing its carbon footprint and laying the foundations for further improvements in the future.

These include transitioning from red diesel to HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) for all site machinery, investing in new Stage 5 equipment, and achieving recycling and re-use rates of 98%.

Rye has also signed up to The SME (small and medium sized enterprises) Climate Hub and The Climate Pledge, committing to achieving net zero by 2040.

“I am absolutely delighted that we have won this award,” said managing director Simon Barlow.

“It is true testament to the commitment and hard work of my team. I am absolutely committed to doing all we can to reduce our environmental impact and collaborating with the whole industry so that, collectively, we can make an even greater difference.”

Bradley Demolition, with whom Rye has worked closely in this area, was also named as an award winner

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