Social Value Quality Mark CIC is proud to award its Level 2 accreditation to ACI Group – a major distributor for global food, pharma and industrial brands. ACI is the first distribution brand to achieve the award.
For the Level 2, ACI Group commissioned SVQM CIC to independently audit and verify the company’s impact against several pledges. These included assessing suppliers, supporting community projects, reducing carbon and investing in positive health and wellbeing.
Working with our partners at Social Value Business, ACI Group was also able to demonstrate a 34p social return on investment to the local economy, for every £1 spent.
- Over £12,000 in value (money, resources and equipment) donated to local projects
- Over 50% of the supply chain assessed on their environmental credentials
- The training of over 70% of our staff to achieve industry recognised qualifications
- Investment in staff physical and mental wellbeing
Karsten Smet, CEO of ACI Group, commented on the achievement: “Last year, we took a pivotal step to begin our journey to become a more sustainable business with the first level of the Social Value Quality Mark. By achieving Level 2, we have already made in-roads to delivering on those promises and are now helping our suppliers to consciously recognise their impact on the environment too.
“For ACI Group, the accreditation is about building a workplace culture that can support a sustainable economy. It’s not just about reducing our impact on the environment, it’s about building this into our company DNA and changing the way we operate for the good of our people, our partners and our planet.”