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Jas P Wilson is committed to becoming a Net Zero business by 2030

Introduction

In November 2021 our Managing Director Billy Wilson attended the COP-26 Conference in Glasgow and following this, made a commitment for Jas P Wilson to transition to becoming a Net Zero organization by 2030.

We formally registered our commitment with the SME Climate Hub in March 2022 and were one of the first businesses in the South of Scotland to do this.

SME Climate Hub / SME Climate Commitment

The SME Climate Commitment is one of the three pillars of the SME Climate Hub (1. Commitment, 2. Tools and 3. Incentives), and provides SMEs, no matter what their sector or geography, with the opportunity to make an internationally recognised climate commitment which is aligned with the latest climate science. SMEs that make the SME Climate Commitment will be recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign and will join a wide range of governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions.

As we begin our Net Zero “journey”, we will be developing an internal Task Team comprising staff from across the business who will be the driving force behind our planning and implementation activities going forward.

Circular Economy Model

Circular Economy Model (“CE”) is “a model of production and consumption”, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling existing materials and products for as long as possible”. CE aims to tackle global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution by emphasizing the design-based implementation of the three base principles of the model. The three principles required for the transformation to a circular economy are: eliminating waste and pollution, circulating products and materials, and the regeneration of nature. CE is defined in contradistinction to the traditional linear economy. [Source – Wikipedia]

Jas P Wilson is already leading the way and demonstrating good practice with its own Circular Economy model, a model that we have been developing for years. We refurbish and recondition hundreds of used forestry and firewood machines at our workshops in Dalbeattie per year. These machines are then sold again, extending the working life of these machines and avoiding machines from falling into disrepair and being scrapped. We also buy in used forestry harvesters and forwarders, these machines are completely stripped down, to recycle for spare parts which are then sold back into a growing global spares marketplace. We have built up a significant stock of used spares using this method – recycling, repurposing, and reusing parts which would otherwise have been scrapped, or possibly ending up in landfill.

 

As a business we are committed to Continuous Improvement and Innovation

Investment in New, Energy Efficient Plant and Machinery

As part of a wider plan for Continuous Improvement across the business, we are also developing a rolling programme of capital investment to procure new machinery, which is far more energy efficient, which produces less waste and is fully multifunctional. Overall, this will improve our productivity and reduce downtime which will make us much more efficient as a business, creating additional capacity, and generating new employment opportunities. The programme of capital investment also integrates with our Net Zero ambitions.

 

Industry 4.0 and Data Analytics

How we capture, create, store, analyse and use data to drive our business will become increasingly important and we are committed to developing and investing in our data capabilities as we continue to grow the business.

 

Like many other businesses, we will become a data driven business over time, fully integrating our front-end manufacturing and processing systems with intelligent back-end material planning, scheduling, and financial systems. As well as streamlining and integrating our business processes, this will deliver real time data which will facilitate much improved business decision making to be able to drive further efficiencies across our manufacturing and servicing operations, to improve order fulfilment, lead times, and customer service.

New Product Development

Our business has made significant investment over the years in the development of a number of new, innovative products and processes and we will continue to invest in this area as the business grows. We have an established process for identifying, assessing, developing, and implementing innovation projects and we have had demonstrable success in taking a number of new products from concept to commercialisation over the years. We have also developed an internal process to drive innovation, and this has been successfully embedded into our business operations. We encourage creative thinking across our organisation, we empower our staff and invite people to come forward with ideas and suggestions for new products and processes. Overall, we feel this has created a healthy culture of innovation across the business.

For full details, or to make contact with Jas P Wilson’s inhouse Net Zero & Continuous Improvement contact Phil Robinson, please use the details below:
Tel: 01556 612233
Email: phil@jaspwilson.co.uk

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