Arena continues to invest in its sustainability journey with a new fleet of electric fork-lift vehicles.
Arena has taken another big step to reduce carbon emissions by investing in 23 Mitsubishi electric forklift trucks across all of its warehouses.
Supporting the delivery of their projects from busy facilities across the UK involves sorting, storing, cleaning and packing a wide range of event infrastructure, for distribution to events. These logistical hubs are an essential part of the business, to enable optimum performance for the teams on site, which includes moving a lot of heavy equipment. The opportunity arose to update the technology of their in-house forklifts with a more sustainable option.
The new fork trucks – which replace an ageing diesel and LPG fleet – will reduce carbon emissions by 138 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. This equates to 138 passengers on a return flight from Paris to New York or someone driving from London to Edinburgh 1,380 times.
The trucks also bring several new safety benefits. They will not operate unless the seatbelt is worn and speed and acceleration are restricted to a safe speed without affecting productivity and performance. For security, a personal pin code and keys are required to operate them.
Joely Socket, Arena Group Global Sustainability and CSR Lead, said:
“Sustainability remains a key commitment for Arena and will continue to be at the heart of everything we do moving forward. This is one of the many changes we are making across all of our operations to ensure efficiencies to reduce carbon emissions where possible.”
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