AG switches to 100% Renewable Energy

5 October 2021

AG switches to 100% Renewable Energy

AG has switched to 100% renewable energy with the help of Electric Ireland reducing Co2 levels by around 1500 tonnes per year.

Our headquartered in Fivemiletown, was established more than 60 years ago and we have manufacturing sites and specification centers across Ireland and the UK.

AG made the switch to 100% renewable energy at the beginning of August but our efforts to reduce the carbon footprint didn’t start then. In 2019, as a part of our overall environmental strategy and commitment to responsible and sustainable operating practice, we made a £2m investment in a Wash Plant at its Fivemiletown site which led to carbon savings of approximately 50% in its first year.

Stephen Acheson, CEO at AG, is proud to announce AG’s latest commitment to renewable energy and says the firm will continue to reduce its carbon footprint where possible.

 “We are very excited to announce our switch to 100% renewable energy as we attempt to reduce our Co2 emissions and wastage across all of our sites.”

“Working closely with our Net Zero Carbon team, that’s solely dedicated to making the business more sustainable and more energy efficient, we have outlined core plans to reduce direct and indirect waste like we have done at the Fivemiletown site, as its currently operating at zero wastage.”

“This new commitment to renewable energy is intrinsic to the balance between the social, economic, and environmental aspects of our business and as further evidence of this we are working in partnership with Queens University Belfast to develop a carbon calculator to measure Co2 in our products. Our switch to 100% renewable energy will enable us to reduce our Co2 levels by 1,500 tonnes per year, based on last year’s consumption,  so this is a significant initiative for us as part of our environmental strategy.”

By working with our employees, local community, customers, contractors, suppliers, and clients we have had a positive impact on the environment which in turn lead us to being awarded a silver membership status within The Green Organisation, one of the country’s leading environment groups.

Using recycled and reclaimed materials in our products which is promoted on our packaging, social media, website, and brochures. Currently, we have an order in that will reduce packaging consumption by over 55% on its Country Cobble product.

Other examples of our dedication to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint include the plan to have a full electric van fleet by 2025 and the recent switch to bio-liquefied petroleum gas (bio-LPG) which has resulted in a decline of 70% in carbon emissions.