One of the country’s leading steel stockholders, AJN Steelstock, which has sites in Newmarket, Suffolk and Henstridge, Somerset, has invested in solar energy in a bid to cut its carbon footprint and energy consumption.
Working in partnership with West Suffolk Council, AJN Steelstock has installed 1,386 individual solar panels covering 3,863 square meters on its steel processing warehouses at its Kentford site in Suffolk.
The company, which supplies high-grade steel for construction projects across the United Kingdom, has successfully cut its reliance on traditional energy consumption by 55 per cent as a result of its solar investment.
As well as reducing its carbon footprint, AJN’s commitment to a greener, more sustainable future, also means it will prevent over 60 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere in the first year.
In 2019 AJN Steelstock was recognised as one of the fastest-growing companies in the UK and listed in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table. For the second successive year (2018, 2019) AJN Steelstock was also identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.
Installation of similar solar panels is due to begin at the company’s Henstridge site, which will further increase its CO2 savings.