Sustainability & CSR

We know that sustainability and the impact on our communities in which we work are as important to you as they are to us. At VLS we pride ourselves in our approach to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.


We work closely with our parent organisations and suppliers to minimise the waste generated by our operations and reduce the carbon footprint of our organisation.

In 2020, 46 tonnes of waste oils and other workshop waste associated with vehicle maintenance was recycled, with only 6% of our general waste entering landfill. Our aim is to reduce this further in the years to come.

We also monitor fuel use for business mileage, electricity and materials consumed to determine the CO2e releases associated with our operations. Developments in online meetings have significantly reduced our business mileage and initiatives such as the introduction of LED lighting in the workshops and a move to electronic documentation continue to help reduce our impact.

The move to alternatively fuelled vehicles is accelerating and we are able to provide you with technical support and advice on the most appropriate vehicle technologies to improve their environmental credentials. Our workshop technicians are being trained to cover maintenance of electric vehicles (EVs) and we are installing charging points at workshops to increase the available infrastructure for customers.

Elsewhere, VLS supports local communities and charities such as Marie Curie through sponsored events such as the Ben Nevis challenge, raising around £3,500. More recent events have been curtailed due to COVID restrictions but there are plans for future events.


We are fully certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001 standards providing a well organised operation dedicated to delivering quality, safety, compliance and operational efficiency for our customers.