The Vella Group joins the Akzo Nobel Sustainable Repair Network

Rachel Bentham | 10 April 2024

The Vella Group has become the first UK business to achieve Level 1 Certification and become an official partner within AkzoNobel’s Sustainable Repair Network, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business launched the Sustainable Repair Network to support customers on their journey to becoming more sustainable and efficient. The three-level certification framework supports them by first measuring CO2e emissions, then undertaking ongoing monitoring to identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption and cost as well as CO2e emissions, before implementing improvements.

These improvements will include changes in equipment, processes, and choice of products, which in turn results in reduced waste, energy usage, and cost, and increased efficiencies.

Marc Holding, Managing Director of The Vella Group, says that the organisation is delighted to become a partner of AkzoNobel’s Sustainable Repair Network: “As a business we are forward thinking when it comes to sustainability and go beyond the standard or legal requirements placed upon us,” he explains.

“We are looking forward to working closely with AkzoNobel in continuing to develop our sustainability targets which will include identifying additional opportunities to further enhance our operational processes and procedures. This will lead to significant improvements in managing our carbon emissions and enhancing efficiency.”