Since 2007, Avieco has been inspiring, helping, and empowering organisations to become more sustainable, working with global corporations and national businesses, government departments and international institutions, as well as local councils and individual communities, to create a sustainable, low carbon economy and society.
To make sustainability more than a word.
Truly sustainable businesses must set a direction and a strategy, adopt targets and messages that really hit home with all stakeholders, and take the right action in a proportionate and effective way. In every market, sustainability now means more than just talk, we stand ready to turn your sustainability words into action.
We are not afraid to ruffle feathers, to be controversial, to stand out. We will raise our head above the parapet, and we will be visible. The sustainability challenge that we all face requires us to be bold.
We have important things to say about the impact of business on the environment, and we are honest enough to tell people what we think.
We own our clients' problems and provide smart and effective programmes for business change. Our people are experts in their field, providing high value insights and solutions. We are respected by our peers, trusted by our stakeholders and partners, and consistent in our delivery of results that drive change.
We are a nice bunch. Empathetic to the challenge that sustainability presents to our clients. We are the human face of sustainability support, with an approachable, warm and personable team. This ethical and friendly approach extends to the way that we run our business, treat our colleagues and work with our suppliers and partners.
MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
In 2006 I took a life changing decision; leaving behind a career in industry, I founded Avieco (then Carbon Smart) with a mission to help UK and international businesses be smart about sustainability. Do the things that make a difference to the world and for themselves – business and sustainability can be a great mix. Why did I do it? Quite simply, as a father of two, it was time to play my part in ensuring they could look forward to a sustainable future. Thirteen years later, the awesome team at Avieco is doing just that with hundreds of great UK and global businesses.
The natural world, and how it evolves, have always held a fascination for me. Finding the right balance between human development and protecting species, habitats and landscapes is the biggest challenge of our time. On leaving university I chose to focus my career on helping to solve this issue, and spent several years working at consultancies primarily centred on sustainability in the domestic and public sectors. In 2010, I was looking for a new challenge and when Ben asked me to join him in owning, growing and leading Avieco I jumped at the chance. I’m hugely proud of what we’ve achieved to date – as a company, with our clients and for our team. There’s still much to do, and I can’t wait to get stuck in.
As a strategist, I am excited by how sustainability will become a primary lens for how companies, of all shapes and sizes, future-proof their business to address societal concerns about both their environmental impact and their ethical behaviour. As a director at Avieco, I help businesses to successfully navigate these challenges, assessing the risks and opportunities in this sustainability context, helping them to identify the areas of material risk where they need to act, but equally the opportunities for innovation, enhanced efficiency, and value creation, be it in their business model
I lead our expert reporting service, advising clients on legally required and voluntary environmental and social disclosures such as SECR, TCFD, Non-financial legislation and CDP. What your business says and does about its environmental performance matters. If you report the right information at the right time, your business can gain competitive advantage, attract investment and avoid penalties. I’m an expert in the non-financial reporting landscape, particularly where legislative requirements and guidance/frameworks overlap, conflict or compliment.
We are a team of sustainability experts as diverse as the communities and the issues in which we work. Through deep collaboration we build strong, purposeful and long-lasting working relationships. We don’t cut cookies at Avieco. With sector specialist teams, we are well placed to understand your business, your impact, and your sustainability challenges, and we help you identify what really matters to you in your journey to becoming sustainable.
I was impressed with the thoroughness and level of detail that our data set was analysed in. Presenting an extensive data set in an easy to use format was of great value in communicating the outcome of the work internally, and prioritising areas of the supply chain for future action.
Alan Sweeting, Global Health, Safety and Environment Senior Manager, Allen & Overy LLP
Avieco supported us in collating and organising data to develop a robust risk assessment process. They have been easy to work with, responsive to our requirements and pragmatic in their solutions.
Gijs Voskuilen, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Bunzl
Avieco has been the preferred environmental consultant since the beginning of our journey to become a sustainable company. Dentsu Aegis has worked with Avieco’s experts on various areas, such as carbon footprint reporting and assurance support, and recently also advised us how to switch our global network to renewable electricity. The team’s expertise on environmental sustainability is impressive, and the work delivered is always of highest standard.
Lars Holm, Global Senior Manager CSR, Dentsu Aegis Network
Avieco informatively led us through the processes needed to reduce our carbon footprint. With their clear and concise advice we have been able to effectively reduce our energy and waste levels. Avieco made the complex notion of energy efficiency into a manageable and achievable reality
Nigel Pink, Group Engineering Manager, Dominos UK & Ireland Ltd
Avieco delivered exactly the workshop we needed to get our sustainability team and regional leads on the same page when it comes to ‘market-based’ reporting. It’s a challenging area to tackle for a global business – particularly when we operate in a number of markets where there is little or no choice in terms of energy purchasing. Avieco has given us the knowledge and tools to ensure we get our disclosures right – they really exceeded my expectations for what we could achieve in one afternoon!
Dr Julia Rowe, Group Sustainability Advisor, Johnson Matthey
We get that change is not easy. But we must be brave, challenge old ways, set new habits, embrace new thinking.
more than a word.