Selwood has reinforced its commitment to environmental responsibility by becoming a partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

The partnership underlines Selwood’s intention to use its position as the number one pump rental solutions provider in the UK as a platform to champion sustainability in the construction and water industries.

The partnership gives Selwood’s teams access to thousands of online learning resources surrounding various sustainability, offsite, digital, procurement and management topics relating to the built environment.

It underlines the company’s commitment to choosing the most sustainable solutions wherever possible – within the business itself and when engaging with its customers and suppliers.

Richard Brown, Selwood CEO, said: “Working in partnership with our client base we are committed to ensuring that the equipment and solutions we provide are both sustainable and responsible.

“We believe that partnering with the Supply Chain Sustainability School will not only improve our understanding of sustainability but ensure that we can continue to add value to our clients in supporting them in achieving their own environmental responsibility objectives.

“Our aim is to embed sustainability into the core of our organisation so that is at the front of our minds in everything we do.”

Ian Heptonstall, Director the Supply Chain School said: We are delighted to welcome Selwood as a Partner to the Supply Chain Sustainability School. The sector is facing major challenges in the drive to “build back better” and The School is an enabler of the transformative change needed through the collaboration of Selwood alongside our other Partners.

“As a Partner, Selwood are committed to building sustainability skills and knowledge across the industry, helping to safeguard the future of our built environment and ensure that it is fairer, greener, and more robust. We look forward to collaborating and working with Selwood moving forwards”.  

The partnership is the latest strand of Selwood’s ongoing work to embrace sustainability wherever possible.

Measures include the use of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) as an optional alternative to diesel across Selwood’s pump range, alongside the use of electric engines.

Selwood has developed remote telematics technology to enable customers to monitor and minimise the fuel consumption of its pumps by reducing idling times and unnecessary refuelling trips.

It also uses electric vehicles in its fleet wherever possible and offers greener solutions where appropriate – for example by using gravity-fed siphoning systems as an alternative to powered overpumping.