PRESS RELEASE: GAP Relaunch Green Action Plan


To uphold GAP Hire Solutions’ long-standing commitment to sustainable business practices, the company has relaunched their Green Action Plan.

As the UK’s leading independent hirer with 8 divisions and over 130 locations, GAP understands their operations make an impact on the world we live in.

The Green Action Plan demonstrates how GAP’s values have a positive impact on their people, their community and the environment. It sets out the steps GAP is taking to reduce their carbon footprint and the support provided to customers to help them reduce theirs too.

GAP proactively works with their suppliers to develop greener products, advise their customers on the best practices and implement corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in all of their locations throughout the UK.

Achievements to date include:

  • 33% power requirements from renewable sources
  • 98% of all oils used are recycled
  • 70% water saving achieved by rainwater harvesting tanks
  • 27,000 less paper invoices each month (22% rise in electronic invoices sent in one-year)
  • Forty 245W solar panels at Head Office have produced 30,000 kWh in under 4 years

By using less resources year-on-year and considering alternative practices, GAP has shown a purpose beyond profit.

Managing Director, Douglas Anderson commented, “The launch of our Green Action Plan is outlines our commitment to future generations. CSR isn’t just integrated into the overall corporate strategy; it is at the very heart of what we do.”

In addition to the Green Action Plan, GAP’s externally accredited ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification demonstrates their commitment to reducing their environmental impact and ensure legal compliance.

Douglas Anderson added: “We have a long term goal to ensure GAP prospers in a way that keeps our environmental impact minimal. This means we will continue to invest in innovative ‘Eco’ products, green technologies and environmentally friendly processes.”