Acre partners with organisations with ambitious sustainability agendas, providing access to the world’s most developed network of mid-to senior-leadership level professionals in corporate responsibility and sustainability. Our dedicated team of specialist recruitment consultants are experts at placing individuals who can deliver.
Recent years have seen a shift in focus for these disciplines, with an increasing demand for candidates with the skills to drive change and expedite business outcomes. Acre has pioneered this new approach, helping clients understand and improve the behavioural and business competencies of sustainability professionals to build more impactful teams.
Acre has led recruitment in the field of sustainability since 2003. We have built an unsurpassed reputation and successfully placed hundreds of professionals, many of whom are amongst the most influential leaders in the space.
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global provider of switching power supplies and thermal management products with a thriving portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. As a world-class corporate citizen guided by its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” Delta leverages its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and its CSR-embedded business model to address key environmental issues, such as climate change. Delta serves customers through its sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities spread over close to 200 locations across 5 continents.
Throughout its history, Delta has received various global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to CSR. Since 2011, Delta has been listed on the DJSI World Index of Dow Jones Sustainability™ Indices for 8 consecutive years. In 2017, Delta was selected by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level for the 2nd consecutive year.
In partnership with Warrington Borough Council, GRIDSERVE® are constructing the UK’s largest and most technically advanced hybrid solar farms, to produce 100% of the Councils electricity from renewable energy, and generate a forecast £150M in surpluses for the Council over the next 30-years to fund essential services and urban regeneration. The next phase for each of these projects is an Electric Forecourt®, part of a network of over 100 new, sustainable energy energy powered, electric vehicle charging infrastructure sites that GRIDSERVE® are developing across the UK.
GRIDSERVE® is an international sustainable energy business which develops, builds, and operates solar energy and battery storage solutions for critical power infrastructure. GRIDSERVE’s team have delivered more than a gigawatt of solar energy and energy storage solutions, including connecting over 100 utility-scale sustainable energy projects to the UK grid.
GRIDSERVE® are looking to connect with both public and private sector organisations interested in profitable sustainable energy and electric vehicle solutions that rapidly accelerate the transition to Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions.
We are part of Grosvenor Group, the privately-owned property business active in more than 60 cities in 10 countries around the world. Our strategy in the UK is to tackle two big challenges.
First, we want to help drive the success of the West End, London’s economic and cultural powerhouse. It faces enormous pressures and requires new investment to meet growing demand. So in response, we have developed a 20 year vision to transform our London estate and help tackle the pressures facing the capital. With London’s rapid growth, we want our estate in Mayfair and Belgravia to be more active, more open and more integrated – a more popular place, working harder for our city.
And second, we want to help overturn the housing shortage, which in London is acute. In all its complicated manifestations, that shortage calls for bold political leadership and in some cases policy change. So in response, we have proposals for a new neighbourhood in Bermondsey, inner London, hosting 1,300 rental and discounted rental homes. And elsewhere across the country, we are establishing partnerships to create new districts with a pipeline of 9,000 homes.
We are landlord, master-developer, builder, asset manager, public sector partner.
Launched in April 2019, the Electricity System Operator (ESO) is a legally separate business within the National Grid Group responsible for the safe and secure operation of Great Britain’s National Electricity Transmission System.
As a central actor within the UK’s energy sector we have played a critical role in the decarbonisation of the energy networks and are heavily involved in the planning for a decarbonised future for both transport and heating.
As such we’ve set ourselves the task of ensuring that by 2025 we can operate the Electricity Transmission System with zero-carbon. This means a fundamental change to how our system was designed to operate; integrating newer technologies right across the system and increasing demand-side participation, using new smart digital systems to manage and control the system in real-time.
To help further foster this transition we are also looking to reinvigorate the levels of competition in our service markets, to ensure that by 2023 all participants over 1MW, be they power generators or demand side solutions, will be able to compete equally to provide the balancing services we need. This added level of competition and the increased access to our markets will help to reduce costs for consumers whilst helping to bring about a revolution in how electricity is used in Great Britain.
Helistrat offer intelligent waste solutions taking a strategic rather than operational approach. We offer tailor made solutions that deliver cost savings, revenue generation, improved service and full legal and environmental compliance. We are one of the UK’s leading waste management partners and operate a zero to landfill approach, proactively working towards delivering 100% recycling.
Valpak was the first scheme established to help businesses comply with the Packaging Waste Regulations in 1997. We have grown to become the UK’s leading packaging compliance scheme, with a 50% share of the market. We now also offer compliance to producers under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations and the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations.
Valpak has been offering services to customers in the UK and beyond to support them on producer responsibility legislation for 20 years. The requirement for business to report on EPR and compliance issues has grown over the years and now covers issues such as packaging, waste electrical and electronics, batteries but also includes modern slavery, chemicals, energy and waste.
Most of this work requires expert support and advice on legislation, data collection and reporting, scoping problems and delivering auditable results. Valpak is an expert in this field and we work with our customers to enable them to do what they do best, by doing what we do best.
We have invested in organisational capability to add value through delivering flexible solutions. At Valpak we believe that we provide clear solutions to complex sustainability problems. Many of our customers agree by scoring us consistently over 95% in satisfaction surveys.
Peeeks is a software company helping energy retailers, hardware manufacturers and others to create a win-win with their customers. We see an increase of distributed energy assets, like batteries, ev’s and heatpumps. Connecting and controlling those assets creates new opportunities for all.
We deliver IoT-services as a white label-partner, and have proven use cases in batteries (Tesla Powerwall), electric boilers with Eneco and charging poles/batteries with Audi. We are located in Rotterdam and Zurich and have operations in 4 countries. Peeeks is backed by the Eneco Group.
Peeeks develops intelligent algorithms that allow the various devices to automatically interact and work in the most useful way for people. We offer full control and security to anyone who is installing, operating and using energy devices. With also co-develop new concepts (inlc. hardware and connectivity) with industry knowledge and technology competences.
Phoenix BioPower is developing the future of biomass-fired power generation systems, the BTC.
The Biomass-fired TopCycle, BTC, is a high-pressure and integrated plant to convert biomass to power. By gasifying the biomass in combination with a high-pressure gas turbine process and massive steam injection, unprecendented conversion efficiencies are achieved. Together with its plannable production capacity and best-in-class total efficiencies, the BTC plant will change how renewable power is produced in the future.
Zeigo.energy is an online platform that connects corporates with renewable energy projects globally through PPA’s, green energy contracts & renewable energy certificates. Companies can access information on the latest renewable energy projects & trends in the market and connect with project developers & suppliers. Generators can showcase their projects and gain access to market trends.
We use technology to facilitate access to clean energy. Name it A.I, advance search algorithms or bespoke market tools, Zeigo.energy provides a simplified approach to renewable energy. Our solutions are data centric and technology driven, we achieve this by analysing hundreds of data points to source the projects and solutions that meet specific search criteria of corporates. Some include:
Data Insights & Trends: We provide a comprehensive worldwide data report on trends and prices of PPAs, certificates and green contracts.
Project Search: Access information on hundreds of projects including available Corporate PPA’s, Merchant PPA’s & REC’s in a global marketplace.
Smart RFI: By simplifying the RFI process, we focus on the key information needed to provide better results and avoid time wasting for both corporates and generators.
Build a Business Case: The business case tool compares the price of the PPA against energy forward curves provided by our data partners Cornwall Insight, Aurora and UK BEIS
Quorn Foods is the leading global meat-free foods brand and manufacturer based in North Yorkshire, UK. Quorn products are made from Mycoprotein – a nutritionally healthy protein that is meat-free and has a low environmental impact. Quorn Foods has a mission to make better protein for you and the planet. We make the world’s diets healthier and more sustainable by helping you to create great tasting meals every day.
Salesforce, the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM), brings companies closer to their customers in the digital age. Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies — cloud, mobile, social, Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence — to connect to their customers in a whole new way. Salesforce believes that the business of business is to improve the state of the world. The following are examples of commitments and progress Salesforce has made to create a sustainable, low-carbon future:- Continue to deliver customers a carbon neutral cloud and operate as a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions company- After 2020, all major, new Salesforce office interiors will align with LEED Platinum v4 standards and pursue net zero carbon certification- By 2022, achieve 100% renewable energy – By 2022, invest $10M in climate entrepreneurs and startups – By 2025, 50% of Salesforce suppliers to set their own emissions reduction targets.