Celebrating Net Zero Week: Highlighting Welfare Hire’s Eco-Friendly Units

refurbished eco welfare unit

Net Zero Week is a time to reflect on the steps we are taking towards a sustainable future. At Kelling Group, we understand that achieving net zero emissions is a collective effort. It involves people from all walks of life—policy makers, business owners, energy professionals, and technologists—working together to make impactful changes. Let’s look at why we are celebrating Net Zero Week.

As part of this commitment, we are excited to share our achievements in sustainability, particularly through our Welfare Hire ECO brand. Environmental responsibility is one of our core pillars, and we continuously strive to lead by example in the industry.

Our Environmental Commitment to Net Zero

In the modern business world, it’s never been more crucial to stay environmentally conscious. That’s why at Kelling Group, we take our clean and green responsibilities seriously. Our Welfare Hire ECO brand is the UK’s leading provider of high-quality, eco-friendly welfare units. Our top-of-the-range site welfare equipment is equipped with next-generation technology, including:

Solar Panels: Harnessing renewable energy to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.

CO₂ Reduction Systems: Minimising carbon emissions to help combat climate change.

Fuel Saving Systems: Cutting-edge technology to maximise fuel efficiency and reduce waste.

Additionally, we regularly renew our Access Hire fleet to ensure we provide the most fuel-efficient vehicles for the job. Our range now also includes the UK’s first all-electric van mounted MEWP. This commitment helps us achieve up to 15% lower CO₂ emissions from our eco range.

We are also excited to introduce our Welfare Van Zero, a 100% electric van designed for low-emission zones and cities. This innovative vehicle supports our partners in meeting their ESG requirements with:

Zero Emissions: Eliminating emissions and reducing noise pollution, helping to achieve net-zero goals and minimize total CO₂ emissions.

Silent Running: Reducing noise pollution and minimizing impact in urban environments, making it ideal for city operations.

Welfare Zero Van

Reducing Waste Through Refurbishment

Another significant aspect of our eco footprint is our dedication to reducing waste. Our welfare units are not sent to landfill after their initial use. Instead, they are refurbished to an extremely high standard, extending their lifecycle and minimizing unnecessary waste. We are very proud of this sustainable practice. Between a brand new unit and a refurbished one, visually, there is no difference – both meet our high standards of quality and functionality. The fundamental difference lies in our commitment to sustainability and our journey towards net zero emissions.

Join us in Celebrating Net Zero Week

Net Zero Week is about people taking action. At Kelling Group, we are committed to playing our part by continuously innovating and integrating sustainable practices into our operations. We believe that by working together, we can achieve a greener future.

Carbon Verified

Additionally, we are proud to announce that our carbon footprint has been independently verified by Sustainable Advantage, marking an important step in our journey towards net zero.

Thank you for joining us on this journey towards Net Zero.

For more information about Welfare Hire’s eco-friendly welfare facilities and our eco initiatives, please click here.

Kelling’s Depot Expansion in the South West

Leading the Way in Eco-friendly Mobile Welfare Solutions

Kelling Group is delighted to announce its latest expansion project: the establishment of an innovative facility at Boscombe Business Park in Avonmouth, Bristol. This new facility is set to become the central hub for Welfare Hire Nationwide, a leading division of Kelling known for its groundbreaking eco-friendly towable mobile welfare units, WCs, lithium lights, and welfare vans.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Welfare Hire boasts the largest fleet of modern, innovative, and eco-friendly, mobile towable welfare units on the market. The ECO range represents the pinnacle of innovation, integrating smart and unique design features to optimise onsite welfare and lighting, setting new standards for efficiency and sustainability.

“As the market leader in the mobile eco welfare hire sector, our mission at Kelling is to redefine the standards of onsite welfare solutions,” remarked Stephen Moore, CEO of Kelling Group. “Our investment in the Bristol facility underscores our dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions that not only meet, but exceed the expectations of our clients.”

One of the hallmarks of Welfare Hire is its steadfast commitment to quality and service. Kelling continuously invests in maintaining the highest standards, ensuring that clients benefit from the latest advancements in welfare technology, including solar, lithium batteries, rainwater harvesting and telemetry.

The Bristol facility, on a site stretching to over 3 acres, will serve as a testament to Kelling’s long-term investment in the sector and dedication to innovation and sustainability, providing a strategic base for the ongoing development and deployment of next-generation mobile eco welfare solutions.

As Kelling prepares to have operations fully up and running throughout May and June, the company looks forward to ushering in a new era of innovation, service excellence, and sustainability in the welfare solutions landscape. The Bristol facility will see Kelling create new jobs in the region for depot and field-based engineers, drivers and valeters.  Any potential applicants should send their CVs to hr@kellinggroup.com with the subject “Bristol Expansion”.

For more information about Welfare Hire’s products: Mobile Welfare Unit Hire | Towable Welfare Units & Welfare Vans | Kelling (kellinggroup.com)

Kelling Group Shortlisted for Sustainability Excellence Award

We are thrilled to announce that Kelling Group has been shortlisted for a sustainability award in the “Property and Construction” category by The Yorkshire Sustainability Excellence Awards!

Yorkshire Sustainability Excellence Awards Shortlisted 2024

Our dedication to pioneering eco-friendly solutions in the infrastructure sector shines through our innovative Access Hire and Welfare Hire divisions. With the UK’s largest, modern fleet of eco assets, we’re leading the charge in reducing carbon emissions in the built environment, which accounts for around 30% of the UK’s total annual emissions.

Our commitment to sustainability is evident in our continuous investment in electric and hybrid technologies, smart eco assets, and data-driven environmental strategies. Our efforts have significantly reduced waste to landfill and carbon footprints, supporting our partners in achieving their ESG targets. This recognition is a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication to building a more sustainable future.

Over the last year, we’ve released the market’s first fleet of fully-electric van mounted MEWPs, as well as zero emission welfare vans. On top of Welfare Hire’s ever-expanding range of eco-friendly mobile welfare units and tower lights, all proof of our commitment to continue with a sustainable approach.