Global logistics, UK and Ireland distribution, warehouse storage, customised contract packaging and worldwide freight services
At AKW, our CSR initiatives hinge on the development of mutually beneficial partnerships that support our community role objectives for the good & benefit of our stakeholders, customers, colleagues, suppliers & the next generation. We are a business that offers refreshingly meaningful communication, enabling sustainability through trust & therefore loyalty, inside & out.
The affiliation we’re forging with Parkinson’s UK is close to our heart; our Chairman Tony was unfortunately diagnosed with the debilitating disease a few years ago. We’ve got some exciting plans in the pipeline to create a positive CSR impact with Tony’s personal plight inspiring our efforts; aiming to engage our staff and encourage their support, we’re rallying the troupes and working hard in the background to prepare some amazing fundraising events over the next couple of years!
As part of our CSR, we endeavour to collaborate with likeminded suppliers; values, ethics and sustainability are at the forefront of our purchasing decisions. An example of this is the strong relationship we have established with AquAid, our drinking water suppliers, who will soon be honouring us with an Elephant Pump in our name for our contribution to their ‘The Africa Trust’ charity through our purchases. These pumps, a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system, help provide clean fresh water that would be otherwise unobtainable to villagers across parts of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Liberia.
We also work closely with our customers to achieve mutual CSR goals, running a ‘Solidarity Sourcing’ initiative to ensure our workforce is diverse and promote social inclusion for individuals that are often marginalised due to a variety of circumstances. Our work on this initiative has been displayed as exemplary to others and is something we are extremely proud of.