Industrial supplies specialist RS Group has launched a new range of products under a brand called Better World.
Products in the assortment have made what RS describes as “sustainability improvements” and are supported by trusted certifications and ecolabels. In addition, a major focus will be on items that save energy or water and cut CO2 emissions.
To achieve this, RS is working closely with its 2,500 global supplier partners to highlight the latest innovative cleaner and greener product solutions. The ultimate goal is for RS to offer tens of thousands of products that are made more sustainably and help customers lower their environmental impacts.
Each Better World product is tagged with a ‘green leaf’ badge, and purchasers can click through to read about an item’s sustainability certification or energy label, and third-party accreditation.
“Sustainability is a top priority for our customers. They want to purchase trusted products that are sustainably and responsibly made, and which help them to reduce their energy, water or resource consumption,” said RS’s Chief Product and Supply Chain Officer Christian Horn.
“However, we know it can be hard to understand which products really are the best or the ‘greener’ choice. The Better World range will make it easier for our customers to be informed and select products that will help them design, build, maintain and protect their business more sustainably and safely.”
Meanwhile, the industrial distributor recently appointed a new CEO to succeed Lindsley Ruth, who left suddenly last December. Taking on the role with effect from 3 April is Simon Pryce, an RS Group board member since 2016.
A former accountant, Pryce has been involved in the industrial sector for the past 25 years, most recently as CEO of London-based Ultra Electronics – which was acquired by rival Cobham in 2022.