PHS Waterlogic cuts its carbon footprint and achieves recertification with Carbon Trust

phs smallPHS Waterlogic, the first company to have its water dispensers independently certified by the Carbon Trust, has just had its products recertified to demonstrate that it has continued to achieve reductions across the range since 2010.

The company, which is Europe’s largest supplier of mains-fed water dispensing and purifying systems, achieved reductions across the board, with its WL2000 filter range achieving a highly impressive five percent reduction in carbon emissions per litre of water dispensed. A total of seven models were evaluated by the Carbon Trust, with all units achieving a further carbon reduction ranging between one and five percent across the two-year certification period.

This means that all of Waterlogic’s dispensers will continue to display the Carbon Trust’s ‘Carbon Reduction Label’. The Carbon Trust’s certification is part of an evaluation process that verifies the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases emitted by the water dispensers at every stage of its lifecycle, encompassing manufacture, transportation, preparation and usage, right through to final disposal.

The much coveted ‘Carbon Reduction Label’ communicates that the carbon footprint has been accurately measured and that PHS Waterlogic is publically committed to measuring and reducing its carbon footprint, based on a two-year product lifecycle.

As a result of this programme, the company has actively looked at ways of reducing carbon throughout the product lifecycle and introduced a number of carbon reduction activities; an example being the introduction of new filters for its mains-fed water coolers. These revised units enable the filter’s plastic housing to be reused, rather than sent to landfill. The internal parts are then recycled and only the carbon filtration granules themselves are now replaced and disposed of, decreasing the amount of material sent to landfill by over 81 per cent.

Darran Messem, Managing Director of Certification at the Carbon Trust, said: “PHS deserves to be congratulated for its commitment to taking action to reduce the environmental impact of its products and services, resulting in real improvements year-on-year. By using the Carbon reduction Label on PHS Waterlogic dispensers and sanitary bins, PHS is sending a clear message to its customers that it is acting in a responsible and sustainable manner.”

In addition to product innovation, the company has also improved its Totalcare™ service by the introduction of wireless working for its engineers. By equipping the engineers with handheld terminals the company has reduced the paper trail associated with ordering, whilst also improving the speed of response for its customers.

Becoming eligible to hold the Carbon Reduction Label is a major achievement for PHS Waterlogic and also for the PHS Group which is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its different divisions. The PHS Group is also pleased to announce that its Washrooms Division’s sanitary disposal unit (SDU) exchange services has achieved carbon reductions of up to three percent and has also been recertified for a further two years with the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label, continuing its position as the first UK washrooms provider to hold the certification.

Emma Wood, PHS Group’s Sustainability Manager, said: “We are delighted to have achieved this important Carbon Reduction Label recertification milestone, which continues to demonstrate our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of all our products and services. Our aim now is to continue this pledge and also empower our customers to make informed, sustainable purchasing decisions in order to meet their own environmental targets.”

To qualify for displaying the ‘Carbon Reduction Label’, PHS Waterlogic had to be certified by Carbon Trust Certification, in accordance with PAS 2050:2011. The Trust itself is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to ISO 14065:2013 to provide greenhouse gas verification to PAS 2050: 2011 and the Code of Good Practice for Product Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Claims (2008).