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Gavin Jones goes green with their first electric vehicle

With increasing concern over the effects of global warming, the negative health effects of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide in the city environment, the replacement of fossil fuel based vehicles with electrically powered vehicles has become increasingly necessary.

Gavin Jones is always looking for new and innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint, as are many of our clients. For this reason we have purchased our first electric van and intend to add more to our fleet throughout 2016. The vehicle has a range of 106 miles and carrying capacity 703kg, making it a viable alternative to more traditional vehicle choices.

As a company we have committed to reduce our carbon footprint by 3% per annum. Our electric van, along with other initiatives, such as recently achieving FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) will help us achieve this target. This scheme encompasses fuel efficiency, economical operations, vehicle emission along with safety aspects for our fleet and drivers. Gavin Jones is already accredited to ISO 14001 for environmental management, and it is now our firm intention to achieve further accreditation to Energy Management ISO 50001.

‘As a landscape management service provider, we take the responsibility of our impact on the environment very seriously and continue to look for initiatives to reduce our company wide Co2. These initiatives include solar panels and a bore hole at head office along with a tracking device on our vehicles ensuring they are driven economically through reduced speed and shortest route. It will be interesting to monitor the effect the electric van has on our fuel usage, particularly as we add more to our fleet’, Bill Davidson, Safety, Quality & Environmental Manager.

Company overview and contact details

Gavin Jones Ltd offers a wide range of landscape services including commercial ground maintenance, tree works, commercial landscape installations and domestic landscape design & build. The business operates from the Plantation Nursery, Addlestone, Surrey which offers specimen plants and garden machinery to trade and retail customers.
Est. 1919
Royal Warrant Holders – HM The Queen
BALI Grand Award Winner

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