Cummins, the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products, called on innovators to submit market-ready sustainable innovations to help them achieve their environmental targets in the UK. Launched in September 2016, the Cummins Environmental Gateway attracted more than 100 submissions in just 40 days. The ideas came from innovators, small businesses as well as corporates around Britain and the world.
Denis Ford, International Sourcing Leader EMEA, NE/SE Asia & S. Pacific at Cummins said:
“We would like to congratulate Rype Office for making the Cummins Environmental Gateway Successful Innovators List 2017. We have been very impressed with the quality of Rype Office’s remanufacturing innovation, and even more with the potential for environmental impact and cost savings. Together we can do more for innovation and environment.”
Unlike other corporate innovation programmes, the Cummins Environmental Gateway focuses on the adoption of sustainable innovations rather than on the ideation process, providing innovators with real opportunities to test their innovation in real life environment, accelerating their access to market and their opportunity to scale up.
Rype Office will now work together with Cummins on trial projects towards ramping up the use of remanufactured furniture throughout the company.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,400 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries. www.cummins.com
About Rype Office
Rype Office believes that all offices can and should be attractive, sustainable and affordable. It remanufactures office furniture, creating cost savings and local jobs while reducing waste and GHG emissions. Offering free office design, Rype Office works closely with organisations to create high quality, productive, sustainable and affordable offices. www.rypeoffice.com
About the Environmental Gateway
This programme has been developed with the assistance of Marcela Navarro from Business Cubed. Marcela successfully implemented the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Innovation Gateway, which in its first year saved 40,000 tonnes of CO2 and 200 million litres of water, which equated to £7.5 million when rolled out across the banks UK estate.