We want to reassure our customers of our commitment to the environment and to a sustainable future. We’ve looked at our buildings, our policies and procedures and most proudly of all, our products, to deliver a service that takes environmental issues into account. That will mean a cleaner, greener future for all of us. Here are some of the things we’re doing or working towards:
We are launching into major rebuilding work to transformour showrooms and create a better customer experience.
In order to improve our energy efficiency we are:
We estimate that these measures will enable us to be 30-35% more energy efficient in our showrooms and 40% more energy efficient in our workshops, compared to our existing energy usage.
Although you’re probably not aware of them, behind the scenes we have an extensive suite of offices – we’re already green there too:
Our workshops are the hub of our business, they all conform to environmental waste regulations.
As a long established retailer of high quality vehicles we are proud of the products we sell:
The Golf BlueMotion has claimed the What Car? Green Car of the Year award for the second year running, and the AutoExpress green award this year. Volkswagen’s ‘Think Blue’ corporate strategy embraces all aspects of production, on the road efficiency and end of life recyclability. The EOS model is 95% recyclable. Looking ahead, Volkswagen’s future mobility concepts include the’ XL1’ plug- in hybrid. Ask about BlueMotion models when you next change your vehicle. Available right now.
We can fit Traffic Master systems to our vans, which monitor driving styles, aid navigation, advise on congestion avoidance, provide fleet tracking and reporting. All of which increases efficiency, helps reduce time spent on the road and therefore unnecessary mileage.
Not sure of a vehicle’s green credentials? All our showroom vehicles display details of the vehicle environmental specification.
We are looking at greener ways to communicate with you, our customers:
We are nominating ‘Energy Champions’ at each of our sites to be trained to monitor and suggest improvements to this initiative, so it’s not just a one off.....
Group Director, Jonathan Bischoff says “ We’re leading the campaign within the motor industry to reduce our carbon footprint and work towards a sustainable future.
We’re working closely with the manufacturer and business agencies to do our best to be future friendly. We hope this delivers an excellent customer experience”.
Do you think there is something else we could do to be greener? Contact us with your suggestions by completing the form below and win a free MOT if we are able to put it into practice.