Office services and supplies firm makes £250,000 sustainability investment

Baildon-based office services and supplies company, ACS Group, is investing £250,000 in sustainable initiatives with the aim of becoming net zero by 2030.

The £26m turnover company has already invested £190,000 in a range of environmentally responsible schemes.

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.

The company worked with the British Standards Institute (BSI) to achieve the PAS 2060 standard in June last year, which is an internationally recognised standard for carbon neutrality.

In addition, ACS Group is transitioning to a 100% electric company vehicle fleet and creating an onsite recycling centre in collaboration with Terracycle. The company will invest the balance of the £250,000 by 2024.

ACS Group sustainability manager, Tom Taylor, said: “We are totally committed to reducing our impact on the environment and helping our customers 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.”

ACS Group, which employs 112 people, is helping enable the delivery of its customers’ sustainability targets through several initiatives.

These include removing single-use plastic products in its catalogues and creating a ‘green’ product list which have a minimum of 75% recyclable content. This year will also be the first that the company does not print catalogues and will instead direct customers to an online version.

Established in 2008, ACS Group’s customers include Lloyds Pharmacy, Vertu Motors, Dixons Academies Trust, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Earlier this year, the company confirmed its intention to double its turnover to £50m by 2026.

 As well as its Baildon head office, ACS Group has a 27,000 sq ft storage and distribution centre in nearby Shipley which was opened at the start of the year.

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