Leeds structural steel specialist invests £3m in sustainable manufacturing operation

A maker of steel building components has invested £3m into sustainability measures that has earned it Carbon Neutral Business 2023 Certification.

ACS Stainless Steel Ltd, which is based in Leeds, has secured the award for the second time having offset its total emissions with Carbon Neutral Britain. The result comes after a range of measures taken by the £28m turnover firm at its Cross Green Industrial Estate factory, including more than 249kW of solar panels capable of generating 1,000 kWh of electricity per day.

The 118 workers at the firm have been offered free use of electric vehicle charging points while 90% of the raw material used at the plant is recyclable, with the resulting stainless steel products it produces are 100% recyclable.

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Gareth Twohey, ACS commercial director, said: “Right now, the construction industry is responsible for around 40% of emissions; something can’t continue as we edge ever closer to the Net Zero commitments of 2030 and 2050. Each day we witness new international events that impact the climate, and as a business, ACS is passionate about mitigating our impact on the planet through initiatives like these. We are delighted that this has been recognised with this certification.”

Other sustainability initiatives have seen ACS maintain its record of sending zero percent of waste to landfill. The company also underwent an independent ReBiz energy review which made further energy efficiency recommendation, with all findings immediately implemented.

Mr Twohey added: “Adaptations to accommodate climate change are not a one-off, that’s why we seek the regular advice of external bodies like ReBiz and Carbon Neutral Britain to ensure that we continue to invest and modify our operations – maintaining our place as one of the most sustainable businesses in Yorkshire, and across the manufacturing sector.”

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