Spot-Less Professional Valeting Services (UK) Ltd have received recognition for their work on improving their impact on the environment by the South East Business Carbon Hub’s Steps To Environmental Management (STEM) accreditation scheme.
Allan Phipps is operations director for the mobile valeting company. He says; “We have always been very aware of our environmental impact and we wanted to be able to demonstrate this to our customers. Since launching our franchise network earlier this year, we have regularly been asked for proof of our environmental credentials by those thinking of joining our network as a valeter. STEM was a straightforward way to develop our environmental management system and we now have the accreditation to validate our eco efforts”
Using the STEM scheme to measure the impact of their business on the environment, the good work that Spotless Professional Valeting Services (UK) Ltd have already done to reduce the negative effects was recognised with SILVER accreditation. Spotless PVS took steps to reduce energy consumption and fuel use and are highlighting to their customers simple measures that can be taken to ensure that their motoring can have the least environmental impact. In the UK, more carbon Dioxide (CO2) comes from people’s car travel than from any other kind of UK transport. The way you drive and look after your car can make a big difference to how much fuel it uses as well as its impact on the environment.
Spotless Professional Valeting Services will be running an awareness campaign on Facebook & twitter throughout August; there are some very simple steps that you can take that will make a difference to your environmental impact along with saving you money on fuel and repairs. Ensure that your tyres are correctly inflated – underinflated tyres are dangerous and will increase your fuel consumption. Fuel consumption is also increased by the weight of the car so you should remove any items that don’t need to be in the car for your journey along with external items such as roof racks and boxes which will additionally affect the aerodynamics of your car. The speed you drive at will affect both your fuel consumption and your CO2 emissions; it is considered that driving at 50-60 mph produces the lowest emissions; it is commonly known that driving over 70mph will rapidly increase your emissions as well as using 25% more fuel; however travelling at less than 15mph creates the most pollution. Using your air conditioning will use more fuel so you should limit use where possible, however at motorway speeds use of the air conditioning is more efficient than opening your window as this will increase wind resistance and fuel consumption.