Our Green Agenda
As one of the leading Secure Destruction Specialists in Ireland, DGD Shredding has committed to becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2025. We understand the importance of protecting the environment and reducing our carbon footprint. Our team is dedicated to implementing sustainable practices and investing in eco-friendly technologies to achieve our goal. We believe that it is our responsibility to contribute to a cleaner and greener future for generations to come.
Setting standards in the industry
In 2021 Managing Director Liam Garvey and Director Mark Doupe examined the company’s carbon footprint and identified key areas where emission reductions could make the greatest impact. Through this analysis, DGD Shredding has developed a comprehensive plan to reduce its carbon footprint and become a carbon-neutral company by 2025. The company is committed to implementing sustainable practices and investing in eco-friendly technologies to achieve this goal. DGD Shredding believes that it is their responsibility to contribute to a cleaner and greener future for generations to come, and they are setting standards in the industry by doing so.
What have we done?
The two biggest areas to be tackled were our shredding facility in Limerick and our fleet of 20 vehicles that travel throughout Ireland on a daily basis.
Our Fleet & Transport
We operate a modern fleet of vehicles conforming to the Euro 6 emissions standards. Our vehicle selection process accounts for emissions, fuel efficiency, reliability and maintenance.
Our own full time mechanic who maintains our fleet to the highest of standards; the more efficiently the vehicle operates the less fuel it uses and therefore less emissions.
The fuel our fleet runs on is the highest quality diesel fuel from reputable sources and we monitor our usage on a monthly basis to review our consumption. By knowing your environmental impact, you can manage it.
We optimise our service schedules to ensure the most efficient routing not only to provide reliable services to clients but also manage our fuel consumption and emissions.
We operate highly efficient Shredders and Baling equipment in our Destruction Centre that minimise electricity consumption. Our equipment is set to recognise periods of inactivity and shut off. Additionally, our equipment can be set to different performance rates depending on the activity being carried out so the machinery does not need to be at full capacity if it doesnt need to be.
All the lights in our facility are LED low energy consumption lights. We are in the process of constructing a new development that will incorporate numerous environmental considerations throughout the project.
We aim to not only have the most secure and advanced Destruction Centre, but also the most environmentally efficient one.
Our Recycling Commitment
We aim to recycle where possible all materials we handle. We directly place our recyclables into mills and over 95% of materials we handle are recycled.
From materials that cannot be recycled, the materials is sent for Waste to Energy processes.
Our Environmental Standards
We operate an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) that is independently assessed and accredited annually. This EMS shows our commitment to the environment.
For a copy of our EMS Certificate CLICK HERE
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Our qualified and experienced team are available for any query you may have.
DGD Shredding provide a national service for the destruction of paper, IT and textiles and work with some Ireland’s largest organisations. We have developed a reputation for providing a high-quality service that is extremely customer focused.
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Where we are based
DGD Shredding, Bay M1, Raheen Business Park, Limerick, V94 ED34
Our main office and off-site, cutting-edge shredding facility are located in Limerick, where our fleet of vans and highly trained Garda vetted drivers depart in the morning and return in the evening, providing you with same-day shredding service.