UK workplace products and services group ACS has said it aims to become net zero by 2030.
The Yorkshire-based reseller has so far invested £190,000 ($250,000) in a number of environmentally responsible initiatives. These include the installation of 220 solar panels on its head office roof to generate energy, and ensuring the use of 100% recycled filler cardboard in all orders from its distribution centre. In addition, ACS is transitioning to a 100% electric company vehicle fleet and creating an onsite recycling centre in collaboration with Terracycle. Total investments will reach £250,000 by 2024.
The £26 million business worked closely with the British Standards Institute to achieve PAS 2060– an internationally recognised standard for carbon neutrality – in June last year.
ACS Group Sustainability Manager Tom Taylor said: “We are totally committed to reducing our impact on the environment and helping our customers to do the same. Net zero by 2030 is extremely ambitious and requires radical innovation within our supply chain. All of us at ACS Group hope to influence our stakeholders into making the required changes to ensure a more sustainable future for our industry and our customers.
“We are also committed to reporting openly and honestly as we navigate the ongoing requirements for our PAS 2060 accreditation.”