Askews and Holts Library Services

Sustainability

AHLS are committed to minimising and also reducing the effect our operation has on our environment. 

Within our premises we have invested in modern fuel-efficient heating systems, updated lighting to both improve the working environment whilst reducing the energy needed to operate them, reduced the number of printers in operation to discourage non-essential printing, introduced webinars and video conference calls to reduce travelling – both for Askews and Holts staff and our customers.

We re-use a significant majority of the packaging that our goods are supplied in for onward delivery to our customers, with over 98.5% of the materials used being recyclable.

We offer our customers the option to not take hard copy invoices with their deliveries, providing access to a PDF invoice via their login to our website.  These are retained and accessible for 7 years to comply with current regulations.  This will be of particular interest to those customers operating EDI from order to invoice.

All company vehicles are fuel efficient and wherever practical, will be either fully electric or hybrid.

Askews and Holts will continue to explore other opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint, through the use of energy efficient solutions and services.