What we’re doing
Super Group has made a significant investment in technology to improve the way we run our business. Active fleet management is in place across the Group and is a key element to how we can further reduce and manage our carbon footprint in the following ways:
- Route planning and scheduling software eliminates unnecessary trips and ensures our vehicles reach their destination without deviation from the most optimal route.
- Active driver management reporting monitors negative behaviour such as excessive speeding, harsh braking, over-revving and vehicle idling. Eliminating this leads to improved fuel usage and longer vehicle life.
- Regular vehicle servicing intervals and maintenance means cleaner vehicles with lower emissions.
- Active fuel-management programme across our fleet has resulted in improved fuel efficiencies.
Additional environmental initiatives in place across the Group are detailed below:
Reducing Electricity Demand
At Super Park, Super Group’s 100 000 m² centralised distribution hub, a lighting retrofit project was conducted in partnership with Eskom to replace existing lighting systems with low-energy lighting solutions. A total of 1,670 x 400 watt HID high bays were replaced with 200 watt induction high bays and a further 112 x 400 watt HID flood lights were replaced with 200 watt induction flood lights. This has resulted in lower energy demand from the warehouse facility with electricity consumption reduced by up to 40%. In July 2011, the Group implemented additional low-energy lighting systems at our Head Office park which has resulted in reduced electricity consumption of up to 30%. We are in the process of rolling out low-energy lighting across the remainder of the Group facilities.
Recycling Computers & Electronic Waste
The Group has a policy in place to use the services of Interwaste to dispose of all old computers and redundant electronic goods to avoid contributing to landfill sites. Interwaste extracts the maximum value of components which can be reutilised, while at the same time taking care to ensure that all hazardous materials are separated and treated to accepted standards prior to final disposal. The Group is also assisting Interwaste to transport the electronic waste with 32 tons already transported to date.
Recycling Of Used Oil
A significant amount of vehicle servicing and maintenance is performed internally within the Group mostly by Super Group Dealerships and Super Rent. Used motor oil and gearbox oil is sent for refinement and recycled for further use.
Recycling Of Shredded Waste
Secure bins have been placed at our Head Office building as well as a number of other facilities to allow employees to confidentially dispose of their unwanted paper documents. The bins are collected bi-monthly and all of the paper waste is shredded on-site and then sent for recycling.
The Group has formed a Social and Ethics Committee, which is a sub-committee of the Board of Super Group. This committee is responsible for reviewing and approving the Group’s environmental sustainability plan. Over the coming year we will engage independent experts to review the energy & emission saving opportunities available across our business and assess the way we use energy.
We believe that environmental regulations, laws and codes of practice are the minimum standard that we should achieve and will actively work towards exceeding these benchmarks. We will work with our business partners and suppliers to encourage them to adopt similar principles. Super Group recognizes that sustainable growth comes from operating with absolute integrity and in a way that respects our shareholders, stakeholders, clients, employees, communities and the environment. We believe we have a responsibility to enrich our communities, and to be a leader in environmental sustainability, both in the way we carry out our operations and in the products and services we offer.
Super Group works with Greenstone Carbon Management and Cleaner Climate, using Greenstone’s Acco2unt carbon footprinting software to calculate, measure and monitor our carbon emissions.