Roofing company gets smart with deliveries to cut emissions and please customers.
Nuralite develops and supplies roofing and waterproofing. They specialise in flat roofs, tanking and decking. With most of the company’s emissions caused by moving heavy materials, transport is an obvious area for climate action.
Nuralite used to import small amounts of materials by air. Now they import much larger amounts by sea, making sure every container is full. This action alone saves about 70 tonnes of carbon a year.
They’ve also invested in a new warehouse in Christchurch. This means overseas stock for the South Island can arrive by sea at Lyttelton Port, rather than by truck from Wellington or Auckland. This has reduced road transport emissions by about 5 tonnes a year.
“Reducing air freight has made a huge difference to our emissions,” says John Simmons, Managing Director. “Another bonus of sea freight is that we’ve been able to increase the stock we have on hand. Now we can respond to customers immediately, rather than waiting on orders to arrive from Europe.”