For the past two weeks, we have had leaders around the world meeting for COP 26 to discuss the climate emergency. The construction sector has a key role to play at this event in addition to tackling the global effort as a whole. 

The Construction Leadership Council is mounting a big campaign to get the construction industry working together to get to NetZero by 2050. They have linked up with ITN Productions Industry News to announce its ‘Building a Greener Britain’ programme at COP26. They will discuss the cutting edge sustainable methods the sector is adopting. This is something that is being discussed at COP 26 on 11th November. This can be found on the COP26 YouTube channel. 

What are LEW currently doing 

One of our core company values here at LEW is sustainability. We are looking to reduce our impact on the environment and to ‘do our bit’. There are a variety of initiatives that we are currently working on and have implemented. 

Last year we introduced paper/recyclable bags rather than plastic ones.  Both our branches at Doncaster and Grimsby have both sourced power from solar. These are 2 examples of how we intend to develop our Sustainability Value. 

EV Charging

Aligning with one of our core company values in sustainability, we recently installed 2 EV chargers at our Grimsby branch by Dynamic Motion. This rollout will see these installed at all our branches within the next year. Our branches at Gainsborough, Sheffield and Wakefield have already had EV Chargers installed.  

This will future proof our business as we can switch our fleet over to hybrid and electric vehicles, along with customers who will be able to charge at our branches. 

EV Charger

EV Charger installed by Dynamic Motion at our Grimsby branch

Further reading

Read our blog for Global Recycling Day 

You can read some further information on what Hybrid car suits you and your business at

Keep an eye on our Facebook,Twitter, Instagram andLinked;in pages to keep an eye on our Sustainable initiatives.

If there are any other ways you think that we can be more environmentally aware, please let us know. We are evaluating our sustainability strategy so watch this space for more initiatives. Please email us your suggestions to or speak to someone in your local branch