Riwal Wins the Sustainability Award During the IAPA Summit 2022

March 12, 2022
With this award the judges recognize the impact of Riwal’s Lifting Sustainability strategy on its environment and society.
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With its “Lifting Sustainability” strategy, Riwal, the aerial work platform, and telehandler specialist, has been declared winner of The Sustainability Award during the International Awards for Powered Access summit.

With this award, the judges recognize the impact of Riwal’s Lifting Sustainability strategy on its environment and society. More than 450 industry professionals gathered at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, London, for this year’s IAPAs, which celebrate best practices in the access industry in 13 award categories. Contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable industry has become part of Riwal's culture. Customers also find it increasingly important to do business with sustainable suppliers.

Pedro Torres, CEO of Riwal, said: “This year there was one award that we really wanted to win and that is the Sustainability Award. I am therefore extremely proud of Riwal as a whole and all the sustainable initiatives that we have been able to realize as a group. This is not only good for us and our customers, but for everyone. This indicates that business and sustainability can go hand in hand and make for a better world.”

In recent years, Riwal has focused on developing the Lifting Sustainability Strategy, which includes:

  • The alignment of its ambitions and sustainability targets with the United Nations’ sustainability goals and the creation of a 2030 sustainability roadmap.
  • The unique electric solutions for a variety of electric machine types.
  • Providing alternative diesel fuel, such as GTL fuel or biofuel, which generate fewer regulated emissions.
  • Riwal’s digital solutions such as the My Riwal customer platform, BIM and augmented reality and the VR safety training simulator.
  • Investments in wash bay wastewater treatment systems on a selection of its depots.
  • Launch of the ‘Sustainability Week’ with a range of activities.
  • Launch of a vitality program which is based on four pillars: Energy, Exercise, Environment and Empowerment.
  • Construction of a new depot in the U.K. with an array of energy and resource-saving features.

Riwal is an international rental and sales specialist of aerial work platforms, telehandlers and forklifts, with 75 depot operations in 16 countries, operating more than 20.000 units and conducting business in more than 70 countries. Riwal is headquartered in Dordrecht, The Netherlands.