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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

SDG 13

The world is on the brink of a climate catastrophe and current actions and plans to address the crisis are insufficient.

Without transformative action starting now and within this decade to reduce greenhouse gas emissions deeply and rapidly in all sectors, the 1.5°C target will be at risk and with it the lives of more than 3 billion people. Failure to act leads to intensifying heatwaves, droughts, flooding, wildfires, sea-level rise, and famines. Emissions should already be decreasing now and will need to be cut almost by half by 2030 – a mere seven years from now.

To combat climate change and its impacts by 2030, urgent and transformative action is needed to meet the commitments under the Paris Agreement across mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Our Work in This Area

Net Zero Commitment

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the planet, and tackling it should be a key priority for us all. Businesses have a significant role to play here, and as leaders in the workplace technology sector we recognise the impact our activities have on the environment.

We’re steadfast in our commitment to redress the balance.

In line with our ongoing environmental commitments and working with key partners and stakeholders, Agilico will achieve Net Zero status by 2030.

Environmental Impact Award Win

Every year we prevent 1000s of printer toner bottles and device component parts from reaching landfills by reusing them for their original purposes. Demonstrating our long-standing commitment to improving our environmental impact through our MFD refurbishment and recycling centres, we were delighted to win the Best Environmental Impact Award category at the Midlothian & East Lothian Business Awards 2024.

Biodegradable Wrapping

Agilico had previously used circa 165 miles of shrink wrap every year. Most of this ends up as non-recyclable waste and it takes 40-50 years to decompose. We have partnered with a leading manufacturer of bio-plastics to implement a new high strength film, that degrades in 2-3 years. In addition, it’s Oxo-Biodegradable, which means that when exposed to light, air and water, it degrades into food for microorganisms, helping to reduce the world-wide issue of plastic waste.

Agilico Zero - Refurbished Devices

Our nationwide purpose built MFD refurbishment centres are doing great work in the circular economy. At these sites, our qualified teams of expert engineers refurbish and give a new lease of life to ex-showroom or low-utilisation devices, resulting in lower cost yet incredibly reliable machines ready to perform at the highest level once again.

MFD Parts Harvesting

Our workshop colleagues are doing great work reusing and recycling parts from old machines, that would otherwise have been disposed of. Any usable parts such as MFD rollers, toners etc are quality checked and stored for spares and repairs for existing customer machines.

Reforestation & Rewilding

Our reforestation and rewilding activities extend to projects both in the UK and abroad.

As we support our clients in reaching their own environmental goals, we will continue to help by introducing ever-smarter working behaviours and innovative technologies to reduce their environmental impact. This includes matching any reductions in paper usage that we are able to establish with a corresponding number of planted trees, through our sustainability partnerships.

We plant trees with Ecologi

More To Come

Our internal SDG hub is currently receiving ideas from colleagues across our business on the next steps we can take to achieve this goal.

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