Climate Impact

At Acksen, we believe in being green, it's something we're passionate about. We're driven to design and manufacture great products that allow you to make accurate, informed decisions about carbon management and corporate environmental obligations.

We've taken measures to ensure that we minimise our carbon footprint during manufacture and dispatch of Electrocorders, and for their operational life some examples are:-

 

Products

All Electrocorders are designed to have a long service life, with no inbuilt obsolescence or components designed to fail, other than for protective purposes.

All Electrocorders are fully serviceable and modular, allowing damaged units to be repaired and brought back into service.

All Electrocorders are provided with a limited lifetime warranty for registered products, this reduces waste.

We are in the process of developing a carbon footprint for each model.

We are swapping from primary alkaline cells to secondary (rechargeable) NiMH cells.

 

Processes

All inbound (supplier) packaging is reused or recycled, we ask our suppliers to reduce single-use packaging. Don't be disappointed to receive a used carton from us.

All manufacturing and assembly takes place in the UK (Northern Ireland) to reduce the carbon miles travelled by products and components.

Dispatches are limited to one day a week, to reduce and mitigate the carbon impact of courier pickups.

Supplier purchases are aggregated to reduce deliveries.

We actively seek to use local suppliers.

 

Premises

Our premises are fully electrically powered (net over the year) via a solar PV array.

Oil heating is controlled by a state of the art controller with anti-cycling and turned off during weekends and holidays.

The building fabric is heavily insulated.

Lighting is a mixture of LED and fluorescent; we are transitioning to full LED lighting.

We have no electrical heating.

We are located within walking distance of a rail station and several bus stops, allowing staff to travel by public transport.

We are investigating the use of rainwater capture systems to reduce our water use.

 

Political

We seek to only issue and promote climate friendly social media postings.

 

Personal

We encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport where possible.

We advocate the reduction in the use of fossil fuel transport and encourage the use of EVs (electric vehicles).

We advocate only voting for politicians and parties with climate friendly policies and where the climate is demonstrably at the top of their agenda and policy making.