2018

First community project

We volunteered and regenerated a care home’s garden

2017

Flexible workforce

One member of the ACS team is now based in Seattle, Washington

2016

Carbon neutral status

We achieved carbon neutral status. Off-setting over 402 tonnes in 2016 alone.

2015

First Apprentice

We employed our first (of many) Apprentices

2014

Machu Picchu

We achieved our first personal challenge for charity – trekking in Machu Picchu

2013

Recycling Programme

Launched our FREE recycling programme for all our customers

2012

Charity partner scheme

We launched our charity partner scheme and over the past 6 years we have raised over £63,000

2011

Zero Landfill

We stopped sending any of our waste to landfill to become a zero land fill business

2010

ISO accredited

Achieved ISO 9001 for Quality Management and ISO 14001 for Environment Management

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Our Vision

At ACS, everything we do to grow and improve our business is driven by our company vision & values – our corporate social responsibility is no different.

Over the past 10 years, as our business has grown we have tried to find different ways to give back to our community – all working around our vision of the company we want to be.

We aim...

...to be a company that customers recommend, suppliers want to work with and employees are proud of.

To make this vision a reality we have chosen 5 principles that we focus on within our corporate responsibility efforts – these are Environment, Responsible Business, Charity, Community & Employee Engagement.

Our Values

Intrepid

The sky is our only limit. Whether we’re getting office supplies above and beyond the staples, like gongs from Hong Kong, or thinking about where to take our business next, we dare to go further.

Heart

Our energy and enthusiasm is limitless. That’s because we’re super passionate about what we do. For us, this has never been just a job. We live, breathe and love everything we do.

Innovative

It’s never the same old same old with us. Far from ordinary office supplies, we always have an open mind and look for different answers to the usual problems. We’ll never stand still.

Together

This is a people business – and we stop at nothing to look after ours. We don’t have customers. We have relationships. They talk. We listen. Together we get everything just right.

As a business we have a deeply rooted tradition of acting in a responsible and ethical manner, and I believe that this strategy is an accurate reflection of our company’s core values. Our aim has been to ensure that colleagues are engaged, supported and appreciated. And it is truly humbling to witness the passion and effort that the team continually invest in the variety of different charitable projects that we undertake. Whether it’s landscaping a care home garden, training our apprentices, or committing to other fundraising initiatives, the team continue to put 100% into it.

Mike Hussain, MD

ACS Business Supplies

Our Principles

We focus our corporate social responsibilities in 5 key areas which incorporates all our stakeholders and local community.

Charity

Community

Employment Engagement

Environment

Responsible Business

Charity

2012 saw the launch of our charity partner programme. With loads of fundraising events along with 10p per order given direct to our chosen charity, we have raised over £63,000 so far.

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Community

At ACS we are not only passionate about what we do, we are passionate about what we give back - from hiring apprentices within our local community to volunteering our time in local community projects

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Employment Engagement

ACS is a people business – and we stop at nothing to look after ours. We are always looking for innovative ways to reward the loyalty and hard work of our employees. From our pension programme, to once in a lifetime trips to yoga classes in the office on a Friday morning.

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Environment

We are constantly trying to find ways we can reduce our impact on the environment. This includes things such as using 100% renewable energy sources, having carbon neutral status even working with our suppliers to reduce the amount of plastic in our products & packaging.

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Responsible Business

We don’t just want to do what is expected from us, we have always tried to do everything we can to do the right thing, including using local and ethical supplies and developing our very successful apprentice programme.

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