Our Planet

Protecting our planet is an integral and fundamental part of life at AAB. We are very aware that, as the AAB Group continues to grow, it's our responsibility to be mindful of our footprint. As a result of this, we strive to constantly improve the way in which we operate, whilst encouraging team members to consider their environmental impact at home too.

For many years, and especially since our Aberdeen office moved to an eco-building within the Prime Four Business Park, we have strived to limit our environmental impact. To build on this, in 2018 our Green Team was formed to engage our employees, suppliers and clients on our approach to minimise the AAB’s environmental impact. This dedicated team of AAB employees are ambassadors for responsible environmental behaviours. Since the implementation of this team within the Group there have been significant, tangible improvements, as well as better general awareness of our impact on the environment.

The Green Team

The Green Team Aims

  • Exceed the requirements of current environmental legislation and codes of practice
  • Minimise our waste and reuse or recycle as much of it as possible
  • Maximise the efficient use of materials and resources
  • Minimise energy and water usage in our buildings and processes
  • Ensure travel methods for AAB business are the most environmentally friendly options available
  • Apply the principles of continuous improvement in respect of air, water, noise and light pollution from our premise
  • As often as possible, use products and services that do the least damage to the environment and encourage others to do the same
  • Provide training for our staff so that we all work in accordance to these aims and create an environmentally aware culture
  • Develop our management processes to ensure that environmental factors are considered during planning and implementation of new products and services

AAB’s Green Achievements So Far

Within a short space of time, our Green Team have made great progress…

Trees Saved

We’ve reduced paper consumption by 106,346 pages compared to 2018. To put this into perspective, we saved 52 trees in one year.

Landfill Reductions

We have always made an effort to recycle cans, plastic, paper and glass; and one of the Green Team’s first achievements was the introduction of food waste recycling at our HQ. Through this and encouragement and reminders about general recycling, our landfill waste reduced by 670KG during the first half of 2019 compared to the first half of 2018!

Protecting Wildlife

In 2019, the Prime Four Business Park was approved as a safe place to house a honeybee apiary. We are lucky enough to sponsor one of the four hives and are glad we are playing a small part in protecting the local honeybee population.

Single Use Plastic Consumption

We have made a huge effort to reduce our single use plastic consumption. In half a year, we reduced single use plastic within our offices by 60%, thanks to our office Zip taps and our people educating themselves on small steps they can take to protect the environment.