Sustainability partner backs Lord Combustion Services for taking net zero business pledge

Andy Street at Lord Combustion Services

The drive to improve fuel and energy efficiency by commercial heating, hot water and ventilation specialists Lord Combustion Services has been welcomed by the head of a leading regional champion for sustainability.

When Oldbury-based Lord Combustion Services marked its recent 40th anniversary, the company made the West Midlands Net Zero Business Pledge to reduce their environmental impact during a visit by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street.

Overseen by regional champion Sustainability West Midlands on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Net Zero Business Pledge is undertaken by businesses wanting to be part of the region’s drive to ”lead the green revolution and become a net zero carbon economy by 2041”.

Anna Bright, Chief Executive of Sustainability West Midlands (SWM), backed the decision by MD Stuart Smith and the team to get on board. She said: “Lord are valued members of SWM and it is inspiring to see them move forwards with their Net Zero Business Pledge.

“They have already made great steps in addressing their harmful emissions, and through the pledge, they will now be able to access additional support from SWM to take the next steps on their sustainability journey. They join over 60 varied businesses from different sectors across the West Midlands in making their pledge.”

Sustainability West Midlands Ceo Anna Bright
Sustainability West Midlands CEO Anna Bright

Stuart Smith said: “We are committed to making a positive difference on environmental impact not just through guiding more than 1000 customers through greener ways of operating but through our own operations. Lord Combustion Services wanted to partner with an organisation which could support us on the wider issues of sustainability and SWM fit the bill as we move forward.”

During his visit earlier this month, West Midlands Mayor Mr Street heard how Lord had won awards for their work to improve clients’ energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint, at a time of ongoing growth for the company.

Since its launch in March 1982, Lord Combustion Services has progressed from being a mechanical contractor specialising in service and commissioning of gas and oil-fired equipment to provide all aspects of mechanical and electrical building services.

From its HQ in Dudley Road East, Oldbury, Lord supported key NHS sites, care homes and schools across the West Midlands throughout the challenging Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the lockdowns Lord continued to implement energy efficient solutions as part of installation contracts for the likes of Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

In November Lord was recognised for its achievements in reducing clients’ environmental impact by winning the sustainability trophy at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards, organised by regional news website Business Desk. As well as the sustainability success, in November Lord won two 2021 Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards and is among the finalists for Apprentice of the Year and Small to Medium Sized Business at the 2022 Express & Star Business Awards.

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