In a world increasingly aware of its environmental impact, we’re stepping up to the challenge of making a positive difference. The entire team at Fenn’s is aiming to be a force for change, actively contributing to a more sustainable and eco-conscious future. Let's dive into the remarkable initiatives that showcase how we’re playing a pivotal role in making the UK more sustainable.

  1. Woodland Trust Partnership: Growing a Forest, Capturing Carbon

Our commitment to sustainability extends to the great outdoors through our ongoing partnership with the Woodland Trust. Having raised an impressive £1.37 million to date, we’ve played a crucial role in planting over 354,000 trees. Through the Carbon Capture® programme, the company not only mitigates CO2 emissions from its operations but also supports woodland conservation. A commendable 82,000 tonnes of CO2 have been captured, proving that sustainability can indeed take root from even the smallest of gestures.

  1. Driving Skills and Governance: Kerry Parry's Leadership

Kerry Parry, a vital member of the Fenn's team, is not just contributing within the office walls. By sitting on the Employment, Skills, and Governance Board for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Kerry is helping to shape the future of skills funding. Her involvement ensures that Fenn's aligns its strategies with the evolving requirements of businesses, fostering a sustainable, skilled and adaptable workplace.

  1. Exceeding Targets on the Route to Net Zero

We don't just talk the talk; we walk the walk on our journey to net zero. Not only have we met all targets outlined in our route map, but we’ve also exceeded some. Our commitment to transparency and accountability allows us to set a high standard for others in the industry.

  1. Greening the Office Space: LED Lighting and Solar Panels

The physical workspace at Fenn's is a testament to our dedication to sustainability. Energy-efficient LED lighting, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning, and self-sufficiency through solar panels are all part of the grand plan to reduce our carbon footprint.

  1. Electrifying the Fleet: Electric Vehicles and Charging Points

We have embraced the future with the purchase of electric vehicles for account managers and the installation of EV charging points. By electrifying our fleet, we’re not just reducing emissions but also contributing to the growing infrastructure for sustainable transportation.

  1. Digital Transformation: From Paper to Pixels

In a bid to reduce paper usage, we’ve undergone a digital transformation, minimising manual processing and optimising efficiency. This move not only streamlines operations but also reduces the environmental impact associated with paper production and waste.

  1. Green Energy: A Warehouse and Office Powered by Renewables

The shift to green energy tariffs across both the office and warehouse is a strategic move to support renewable energy sources. This commitment to sustainable practices underscores the company's dedication to making responsible choices at every level.

  1. Cutting Plastic: Specialist Projects and Reduced Packaging

We’re actively involved in specialist projects to reduce plastic in core baskets, showcasing our commitment to minimising plastic usage. The reduction of packaging in the warehouse has led to a significant decrease in plastic consumption, a crucial step in combating plastic pollution.

  1. Customer-Centric Sustainability: Single Source Solutions

We offer single-source solutions that go beyond convenience, enhancing environmental benefits for customers. By consolidating resources and streamlining processes, we not only reduce the environmental impact of operations but also extend these benefits to our clients.

We’re not just a supplier of office essentials; we aim to be a pioneer in the green revolution reshaping the business landscape. Through innovative partnerships, inclusive hiring practices, and a comprehensive sustainability strategy, we want to prove that every business, regardless of size, can play a vital role in creating a more sustainable future for the UK and beyond.