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Sustain the Planet

At DCS Group, sustainability is a guiding principle shaping our present and future. From tree planting initiatives to bee conservation, transitioning to electric vehicles, investing in solar power, and creating efficient routes to market, every step we take is a testament to our commitment to a greener, more sustainable world. We take pride in our role as a catalyst for change, partnering with suppliers who share our commitment to environmental responsibility and integrating sustainable choices into our product range. As the consumer landscape continues to evolve, DCS Group remains dedicated to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions that resonate with the values of the modern consumer.

Efficient Route to Market:

Efficiency is ingrained in the DNA of DCS Group's operations. By collaborating with a diverse range of FMCG brands, we consolidate multiple customer orders into one streamlined delivery. This innovative approach not only enhances operational efficiency but also minimizes the environmental impact of transportation, paving the way for a more sustainable route to market.

Bee Conservation at Shortt Family Farm:

At the Shortt family farm, we have embraced bee conservation as a critical aspect of our sustainability efforts. We currently maintain 40 beehives, housing over 2 million bees, and have dedicated 40 acres to nectar crops. This initiative is a direct response to the global decline of bees, caused by pesticides, habitat destruction, and climate change. By supporting these pollinators, we actively contribute to biodiversity and ecosystem resilience.

Electrifying Our Fleet:

Understanding the pivotal role of transportation in our carbon footprint, DCS Group is committed to fully transitioning our fleet of cars to electric vehicles. Recognised as a key element in achieving the UK's Net Zero target by 2032, this initiative aligns with our dedication to sustainable practices and responsible corporate citizenship.

Solar Power Investment:

In 2021, DCS Group marked a significant milestone by installing our first array of solar panels. This eco-friendly investment not only underscores our commitment to sustainable energy but also results in an annual reduction of more than 86 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Through such initiatives, we actively contribute to the broader mission of combating climate change.

The DCS Woodland Initiative:

In 2020, DCS Group embarked on a transformative journey to offset our carbon emissions by establishing the DCS Woodland. This ambitious project involved the planting of 30,000 trees, strategically designed to absorb CO2 throughout their lifetime. Beyond acting as a carbon sink, the DCS Woodland contributes to mitigating the impacts of fossil fuel combustion and provides vital habitats for diverse wildlife.

Collaborating with industry leaders such as Unilever, P&G, and SC Johnson, we bring UK consumers a range of sustainable products alongside our traditional offerings. Unilever's commitment to making all plastic packaging 100% compostable, recyclable, or reusable by 2025, and P&G's dedication to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, showcase the shared values we have with our partners in promoting sustainability.