With governments and organisations across the globe pledging to achieve net-zero emissions and accelerate climate action, Coates has launched its Greener Choices range of more sustainable equipment and solutions.
The range, unveiled on June 6 to coincide with World Environment Day , features battery electric, hybrid, solar, low emission engines (USA Tier 4 Final / EU Stage 4 & 5) and biofuel equipment across categories including Access, Materials Handling, Lighting, Site Accommodation, General Hire Tools, Traffic Management and Solutions.
Coates CEO Murray Vitlich said the Greener Choices range was introduced in response to the needs of customers, who are increasingly looking for ways to support the sustainability objectives of their projects and organisations.
“As Australia’s leading equipment and solutions provider, we are focused on providing more sustainable equipment and solutions that support our customers sustainability goals and help guide our suppliers in making greener choices in product design and manufacture,” Murray said.
“Coates Greener Choices range offers customers tangible opportunities to reduce emissions, improve efficiencies and commit to best practice environmental sustainability standards,” he continued. “We are committed to further developing this range and recognise that the criteria for inclusion will continue to evolve as the industry advances and new technologies emerge.”
Coates Greener Choices includes over 2,000 solar products and more than half of the company’s extensive fleet of access equipment. More sustainable tools and equipment include:
In addition, Coates is set to launch the revolutionary Quadshore™ 150, the world’s lightest heavy-duty structural propping system, later this year. Developed in conjunction with Monash University, the modular system uses high-strength steel elements and patented boltless connections that negate the need for consumables. As it is made with high-grade steel, Quadshore™ requires less material in its manufacture and less energy for transportation compared with conventional propping systems that are typically made from low-grade steel.
The Greener Choices range is a key pillar of the company’s Sustainability Strategy unveiled last year with the commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The strategy is underpinned by the circular economy concept based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use and regenerating natural systems. This approach aims for business growth as well as positive, society-wide benefits, driven by a transition to renewable energy sources.
“At Coates, our vision is to be the market leader in safe, smart and sustainable equipment solutions. We understand the leadership role we have in promoting circular economy thinking because of the inherently circular nature of our equipment hire and business solutions model.
“Working with our supply chain, we continue to look to apply the principles of the circular economy to reduce waste and pollution in the procurement, design and operation of our equipment, keep products and materials in use, and ultimately, regenerate natural systems,” said Murray.
Working across three phases – design and manufacture, use and end of life – Coates’ Circular Systems plans will guide the company in pursuing sustainability outcomes across its equipment portfolio at each stage of development and use.
“To have real impact on the world, we need to not only change the way we think and act, but also enable and inspire others to act,” said Murray. “There are challenges ahead, but by working together with our customers and supply chain, we can turn shared vision into meaningful action.”
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