Environmental, Social and
Governance (ESG)
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Environment, Social & Governance, is an integral part of our Vision, ensuring a sustainable future for us all.

As the UK’s leading provider of lifting solutions, we are ideally placed to make a sector leading commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). We’re continuing to make a positive impact on the world around us by working with and enhancing communities. Together with our partners, we’re creating a better environment and sustainable future for us all.

Our Approach

We believe in doing good. We’re putting that theory into action as we deliver innovative solutions for the environment and communities around us, it’s essential.

It’s our belief that the construction sector has a positive role to play in helping reduce the world’s carbon emissions.

Our commercial ambitions must be matched by our climate change ambitions as a community. A game changer for low carbon construction of the future.

A key component of our low carbon ambition and solution is our implementation of HVO fuel across our whole fleet of Cranes and HGV vehicles. It’s about how we can make a difference, how coming together individually and nationally we can make a difference on climate change.

The wider environmental initiatives across the business will include:

  • More Stage V engines in Ainscough’s fleet
  • National network, less miles travelled.
  • Reduced weight tackle box
  • Hybrid Cranes
  • Encouraging sustainable life choices amongst colleagues
  • Power from renewable resources.
  • Smart lighting and upgrades to heating systems

We’re on our way to a cleaner, greener future for us all.

Monitoring Performance, through streamlined energy carbon reporting

Journey to net zero

We’re taking the lead on climate change, within our sector and beyond.

The action led approach that we’ve taken towards sustainability, and continually learning from experience, is helping us to reduce waste and our emission of greenhouse gases.

We have set ourselves an ambitious target of carbon neutral from April 2022 and we are on track to meet it. With a residual carbon offset in the UK, not abroad with predominantly audited reforestation projects.

To date, following extensive HVO trials, Ainscough Crane Hire has already achieved a reduction in carbon emissions.

We will be the first crane company in the world to be carbon neutral.

All our cranes and HGVs are going green with HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) reducing our carbon output by 90%.

Much of the carbon generated by construction is linked to the use of heavy vehicles and machinery. As well as ramping up the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in our fleet, we are also focusing on reducing the use of so-called “red diesel”.

Rolling out the use of HVO fuel, an alternative to mineral diesel, to power our cranes and HGV across the fleet.

Compared to traditional diesel, HVO fuel – made largely of recycled vegetable oil – offers significant environmental advantages, achieving a CO₂ reduction of up to 90%.

Join our journey to net zero with Ainscough Crane Hire #WeMeanGreen

  • Lower Co2 Levels
  • reduces CO2 by up to 90%
  • Greenhouse gases by up to 90%
  • NOx Nitrogen Oxide by up to 30%
  • PM Particulates by up to 85%
  • Cleaner burn
  • Clean
  • Eco Friendly
  • All year-round performance
  • Biodegradable and non toxic
  • Great alternative to red/white Diesel – greener alternative fuel solution

Saving 15,000 tonnes of CO2 every year


We're on our way to a cleaner, greener future.

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