A family business since 1971

Environmental Policy

About Ancol

Ancol Pet Products are a medium sized family company based in the West Midlands. Our principle functions are the manufacture and importation of pet accessories to eventually go on sale in the UK or re-exported around the world under the Ancol brand.

As a family owned and run company, we strive to assure our customers that every aspect of the running of our business is within the law, both UK and Worldwide. Ancol is a reputable and well respected company and has been operating since 1971.

Our commitment to reducing the impact of our business on the environment.

Ancol is committed to leading the industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.

The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:

·         Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.

·         Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of its fleet and the source of its power requirement.

·         Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers.

·         Source and promote a product range to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution.

·         Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the Company.

Our environmental actions.

With the strategy above in place, Ancol have made major investments over recent years to ensure that we can act out the strategic points above, these include:

·         Re-using over 95% of cardboard shipping boxes to re-distribute our goods.

·         Invest in low, ultra-low and hybrid vehicles for our vehicle fleet.

·         Investment was made in 2015 in solar PV system that has reduced our electrical grid requirements, making us 85% self-sufficient for electricity and saving 17.5 tonnes of CO2 each year.

·         Modern waste management principles have led to 100% recycling of polythene, cardboard and wooden pallet waste.

·         Product development has seen the use of re-cycled cottons and the increasing use of bamboo fibre within the make-up of our product range.

·         The drastic reduction in packaging materials is our continued aim over the next few years with a 90% reduction target.

Simon Lane

Operations Director.

 

8th May 2019