Using Less Water for a Brighter Future Tomorrow

We want to create a world where insurance is personal, inclusive, and a force for good.

Direct Line Group is looking for new, innovative solutions to provide a reduction in our water usage within our buildings and valet bays.

Application Deadline
July 5th, 2024
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Summary

Background

Direct Line Group (DLG) is a FTSE 250, UK leading personal lines insurer, providing motor, home, rescue, pet and commercial insurance to millions of customers.

DLG Auto Services is Direct Line Group’s UK network of 23 wholly owned Bodyshop’s. By investing in new technologies, we are preparing the business for the future and will have a better understanding of how technology will affect the design and manufacture of cars. Our high operating efficiency allows us to deliver excellent cost control whilst meeting our approved Science Based Targets through lowering emissions.

Challenge

We are looking at ways in which we can reduce our Scope 3 Emissions, DLG Auto Services are looking for new, innovative ways to reduce water consumption at our Bodyshop sites.

DLG Auto Services are also looking for innovative solutions to reduce water useage through non-intrusive Water recycling or Harvesting solutions and reduce reliance on the water table.

Direct Line Group is looking for innovations that can:

  • Improve and/or reduce water consumption at our Bodyshop sites across the UK
  • Reuse existing water on site to help with washing vehicles.

We have the challenge of limited space on sites. Our sites are often being in built up areas. A chosen solution would need to not take up a lot of space on site and be able to be implemented without extensive civil work.

Direct Line Group is particularly interested in solutions that are ready for market, but all stages of development will be considered.

What's in it for you?

A successful collaboration could mean implementing the chosen solution(s) on a single bodyshop site where we would work in partnership to test and learn from the change.

If this trial is successful there is then the opportunity to implement this solution across the UK network of 23 bodyshop sites, adapting and building on the lessons learned, and developing a strong partnership with Direct Line Group for the future.

This is a global Challenge and Direct Line is willing to collaborate with both individuals and freelancers, and other industry participants, universities, etc.

Direct Line will have an internal review of all applications once the Challenge has closed. Successful applicants will be contacted at this point.