APP Wholesale Ltd is committed to supporting sustainability initiatives and doing what it can to support the governments pledge to decrease emissions by 80% by 2050. Essentially, we need need to replace the high carbon fossil fuels that we currently use to heat our homes with low carbon fuels. This will require a big change to the U.K. heating industry and for consumers of heating products.
APP Wholesale Ltd has joined Policy and Carbon Connect in order to understand what is the future for the gas network and boilers. Their mission is to lead the development of new policy ideas through evidence and collaboration. The Sustainability team at Policy Connect works closely with Parliamentary Groups for Climate Change and Sustainable Resources and Carbon Connect, the Sustainable Resource Forum and the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum. The work of the team is aimed towards achieving a resource efficient economy and resilient communities, supporting the delivery of zero net carbon emissions by 2050.
The future of the gas network and how we burn fuel to heat our homes is in discussion now. As a key supplier within the market, APP Wholesale Ltd has a duty to try and understand how we can all reduce our carbon footprint. We are also highly aware of our impact as a business, and want to make sure we can do our bit to help achieve this target. Any change of gas type or appliance that heats our homes is really important to us and our customers and we want to make sure that we are informed in the best ways we can be. In order to offer you unbiased information we have joined up with Policy Connect and Carbon Connect to gain evidence and collaborate with the industry to tackle this target. We will be using this data to help our staff and customers to understand the transition and ideas that are being researched and policies that are going to come in.
APP Wholesale Ltd is conscious of its impact on the environment and the market that it supplies and wants to do more to make sure it is doing everything it can. With this in mind, APP Wholesale Ltd at the start of 2021 has pledged to save hundreds’ of acres of threatened habitat and wildlife using the World Land Trust to achieve this. They are an amazing conservation charity that works to save the land before it is too late and allows the local communities to benefit by keeping it unchanged and preserved for the future.
The World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity which saves, protects, and restores the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats. Through a network of partner organisations around the world, who engage support and commitment among their local communities, WLT funds the creation of reserves and biological corridors to provide permanent protection for wildlife. WLT has been saving land to save species for more than 30 years, and today their work to protect existing tropical forest habitat, and in doing so lock up carbon and address climate change, is more important than ever to save what remains of these vital ecosystems.
We have donated towards WLT’s Buy an Acre programme and purchased over 150 acres of land in Argentina to help save habitat for wildlife. To date, the WLT has saved over 774,000 acres of land and protected millions of animals. This is just part of a series of initiatives that APP Wholesale Ltd will be undertaking in 2021 to be a much less impactful business.
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APP Ltd chosen as a Net Zero Carbon Business Champion by the construction leadership council.
In November 2020, the government published its 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, setting out a path to Net Zero by 2050. CO2nstructZero by the Construction Leadership Council is the construction sector’s response. CO2nstructZero harnesses the government’s commitments relevant to the construction sector, setting out how together, we can all try to meet the Net Zero challenge.
They have chosen a selection of Business Champions from across the sector who represent the industry and who are taking active steps to contribute to Net Zero changes. APP is very honoured to have been selected and is conscious of the steps it needs to take in order to be a trend setter in the industry in terms of environmentalism.
Making progress to Net Zero is important to our business as we are fundamentally aware that we are contributing to the problem and we are running out of time. We need to invest urgently to escalate, inform and speed up the change. APP firmly believe that our customers will be receptive to change as we have been through numerous legislative changes on efficiency previously. We are acutely aware that there will be disruptions to economic systems in the future and the business needs to be prepared and do its part to get to Net Zero.
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Net Zero Carbon
APP Wholesale named one of the Net Zero Carbon Business Champions, as we are one of the first companies in the UK’s construction industry to declare our commitment to support CO2nstructZero. APP Wholesale was chosen the Construction Leadership Council for demonstrating our commitment towards the sector’s mission towards reducing carbon emissions in the delivery and operation of the built environment. Along with other leading companies, we have committed to share evidence of our net zero carbon plans against the nine CO2nstructZero principles, contribute to the CO2nstructZero industry reporting process and work together to support companies in the sector to developing their own plans in support of the industry change programme.
BMN Awards - Sustainable & Environmental Initiative of the Year
We’re pleased to announce that APP Wholesale LTD has been nominated for a Builders Merchant News Award in the category of Sustainable & Environmental Initiative of the Year for the Boiler Box.
The BoilerBox is a unique concept that allows a convenient, clean and safe way to not only remove an unwanted boiler from a residential or commercial property, but also allows for an organised collection to be booked and the boiler recycled responsibly. Maximising all the materials to be fully recycled so saving the earths limited resources and reducing carbon, a pledge we’ve made as a company over the next few years. We want to be at the forefront of sustainability in the industry, keeping in mind our carbon footprint at all levels of the business.
The BMN has recognised us as a business that has improved its sustainable and environmental credentials over the past year and focused on how we manage unwanted waste, with this initiative being at the forefront at the industry in thinking of innovative ways of trying to create solutions to the major waste problem that it is consistently contributing too. APP Wholesale is proud to have been recognised and looking forward to the results, announced at the awards on the 4th February 2022. We will continue to work towards our environmental goals this year and hopefully outdoing ourselves with our sustainable efforts and projects.
App Wholesale Boiler Box
APP continues it’s pledge to improve our sustainability efforts and reduce our contribution of carbon and waste. We want to set an example to other businesses throughout the industry and have worked hard to consider new projects that would help us achieve this goal. One of these innovative products is the BoilerBox.
The BoilerBox is a convenient way for a homeowner or installer to discard an unwanted boiler. The box can be used not only as storage, but to transport the boiler to one of our sites where it is safely recycled. By emphasising the importance of recycling old waste, and providing a safe and convenient way to do it, we hope to be making a difference. The box can be taken back with any metal fittings, accessories or controls as we want to responsibly dispose of the most material possible. The box is also collapsible when not in use, and protects any sharp or dangerous materials from causing damage. It’s a thoughtful, efficient and effective way of providing installers and homeowners convenience, whilst also encouraging them to think about how their waste could go to better use.