Farnell announces major environmental award

22nd April 2024
Paige West

On Earth Day, Farnell has announced that it has received the Greener Path Landfill Diversion Award in recognition of exceptional environmental performance within the company’s waste and recycling operation.

The distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance, and repair, has received the award from ACM Environmental for the second consecutive year in recognition of successfully implementing zero waste to landfill in the UK.

In addition, the company’s headquarters and distribution centre in Leeds have recently introduced EV charging points, providing carbon-free charging for up to 80 cars per day, while the primary energy source at these sites is electrical and 100% sourced from renewable sources.

In 2023, Farnell, working in partnership with parent company Avnet, also implemented a new ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) data management platform to improve processes for gathering, analysing, and reporting environmental data to facilitate ongoing commitments.

Stacy Mendez, ESG Director at Avnet, said: “We are committed to understanding and reducing our impact on our environment and we are delighted to receive this award in recognition. As an organisation, we regularly review our carbon footprint and continue to review ways to reduce our impact on our planet through our operations, and value chain.”

As well as reducing environmental impact at the company’s offices and distribution centres, Farnell continues to actively explore new options for plant-based packaging and, in 2022, launched its Save The Bees campaign with a vision to implement programs and promote the adoption of three million bees worldwide.

ACM is a full-service waste and recycling business delivering zero waste focussed outcomes, working with commercial businesses to develop new and innovative ways to further reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

Read more about Farnell’s ESG strategy here.

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