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We can only act on what we know and hopefully, once we know, we can work together to engineer a better world.

A shortlist of recent 'Betterworld Solutions'. These articles show a measurable return on investment whilst helping to save the environment

For all media enquires contact us at betterworld@aesseal.co.uk. Please note that the content in this section is correct at time of publication and may be subject to change at any time and without notice.

Recent News

The sustainable future for global industry.

Chris Rea says there is growing evidence that boards of directors, under pressure from multiple directions, are revisiting investments that will reduce energy consumption and water use, cut pollution and help the environment.

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Introducing Betterworld Water

The Betterworld.Solutions project, supported by AESSEAL, has launched a campaign to encourage the introduction of re-usable glass or plastic bottles, filled with water that is chilled and filtered on the premises.

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Wins for AES Engineering in sustainability awards

AES Engineering has been recognised in multiple categories of the South Yorkshire Sustainability Awards.

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Solar panel investment saves more than £600k annually

Betterworld founder Chris Rea reveals how AESSEAL and other Yorkshire businesses are tackling the energy crisis and helping the planet…with a little help from their friends.

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Pallet-iative measure

Betterworld partner AESSEAL has come up with a cunning plan for recycling wooden pallets. This story really stacks up for the environment, so read on…

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Zero Tolerance

AES Engineering Managing Director Chris Rea argues that there should be zero tolerance for suppliers of expensive machine tools that cannot run directly on European standard 3-phase voltage.

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£7 milion and counting

Betterworld.Solutions founder Chris Rea, in Video 9 of his diary reports, gives a detailed report on what the more than £7 million of purchase orders made by mid-January is achieving.

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AESSEAL Rapid video: Tasty Solution for Nestlé Purina

Betterworld partner, AESSEAL, helped this major food manufacturer solve the riddle of constantly failing lip seals on rotary valves. It's common story in the food industry that should have a solution. Remember: More reliable operations cut waste and help save the planet

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AESSEAL Rapid video: Planet-saving potential of USA pulp and paper

An AESSEAL special report highlights how the USA pulp and paper industry could deliver huge benefits to the planet – and improve profits - by tackling wasteful evaporators

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AESSEAL Rapid video: Solving sticky problem saves Chemicals giant millions

More reliable operations cause less waste and help save the planet. Find out how Betterworld partner AESSEAL helped a customer facing a week’s lost production every couple of months because excessive radial movement in the mixer paddle shaft was causing seal failure.This Betterworld partner’s May 2022 case study of the month shows industry can sharpen its competitive edge and go greener at the same time.

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Rapid video: How to save $2 million dollars …and the planet

Find out how AESSEAL helped a customer by upgrading black liquor evaporators to dual mechanical seals and water management. This Betterworld partner April case study of the month shows how the pulp and paper industry can sharpen its competitive edge and go greener at the same time.

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Helping to cure the planet

Healthcare is a vital sector requiring state-of-the-art equipment and a state-of-the art approach to sustainability. Graeme Hall, the Chairman of Brandon Medical, gives an SME’s perspective on the journey to Net Zero.

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Pulp and paper: why profits are evaporating while the planet burns

AES Engineering Managing Director Chris Rea explains how some of world’s largest energy users, in the pulp and paper and biofuels sectors, are throwing money on the bonfire of our burning planet, by unnecessarily evaporating billions of gallons of water.

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Our most important stakeholder

AES Engineering Managing Director Chris Rea explains in this short animation how £29 million ($40 million) of environmental investment by 2029 is part of a business journey that puts the planet first.

AES Engineering goes Net Zero

AESSEAL’s parent group is in the news again with the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) picking up on the group’s update on its 29by29 investment. The article highlights the need of openness and precision when reporting environmental commitments, in order to avoid accusations of ‘green washing’ and broken promises. This follows related coverage by the Yorkshire Post

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AES Engineering Ltd’s #29by29 investment pledge in the news!

The Yorkshire Post has featured the investment record and commitment of Betterworld partner AES Engineering Ltd (and AESSEAL) in a new article highlighting how the group is leading by example and encouraging best practice by demonstrating what is both practical and possible on the path to Net Zero.

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For a carbon neutral and sustainable future

DMG MORI has a clear focus on corporate responsibility. “With its 17
Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Agenda 2030 sets an
orientation. We are now called upon to promote its implementation,” says
Dr.-Eng. Masahiko Mori, President and CEO of DMG MORI COMPANY
LIMITED. 

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Betting on batteries for greener power

The AES Engineering Ltd group has placed a $1.8 million (£1.3 million) order for storage batteries and solar panels to reduce emissions at AESSEAL Inc.’s Rockford US headquarters.

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It’s a (Net Zero) goal!

Rotherham United FC takes a step towards supporting a zero carbon world with the installation of two Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

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Green investment for AES India

As part of the AES Engineering Group’s £29 million pound by 2029 green investment pledge, AES India has placed an order worth £530,000 ($720,000) for advanced battery storage.

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Greetings from a Betterworld

Want to send a positive End of Year, Christmas or New Year message? Check out this festive animation, share on Social Media and send the link to your friends, families and colleagues. Betterworld.Solutions is about planting seeds. We are on a journey to try and make this world a better place for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren ... and we know where it needs to end.

Enjoy!

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Is Net Zero Manufacturing in Reach? 

Forbes magazine #cleantech  journalist Marianne Lehnis interviews Betterworld.Solutions founder, AES Engineering MD Chris Rea.

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What’s the takeaway from McDonald’s Net Zero restaurant? 

The news that McDonald’s has opened its first UK ‘Net Zero’ restaurant has attracted mixed reviews and accusations of ‘greenwashing’. It has also opened up the debate on the real meaning of carbon neutrality in businesses and the scale of the problem facing the planet. 

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Getting a grip on climate change

Congratulations to Betterworld.Solutions partner Gripple and MD Ed Stubbs, for a stylish and concise presentation of their journey towards Net Zero. 

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Top down #29millionby29 review

After the daily reporting on AES Engineering’s #29millionby29 environmental pledge in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference, we’ve been taking a pause in order to get up on the roof at Mill Close and down to work elsewhere in our global operations.

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COP26 and the chances of a Better World

As opinions circulate about the achievements, or lack of them, coming from the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, it is hard to remain optimistic about the future of the planet and of our children and grandchildren.

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Rewilding versus global standards for Net Zero
Image by Greg Montani from Pixabay

Sir David Attenborough’s moving speech to the UN Climate Change conference (COP26) was a triumph of visual oratory that reminds us why he is a global legend.

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Tell the truth and save the planet

In his latest video diary on the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference, MD Chris Rea puts the case for truthfulness and ethical behaviour in business and pledges to publish how AES Engineering Group's £29 million by 2029 planet-friendly investment is spent.

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Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone plan

The decision by Sheffield City Council to control air pollution caused by traffic in the centre is a welcome first step towards cleaner air for everyone.

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What can £29 million by 2029 buy for the planet?

In his latest video diary on AES Engineering Group's £29 million by 2029 investment pledge, MD Chris Rea sums up how the money will be spent.

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The Supply Chain's Climate Challenge

In his latest video diary on AES Engineering Group's 29millionby29 investment pledge, MD Chris Rea looks at the challenge of persuading suppliers to cut their Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. 

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Walking home for Christmas? – Not us.

There was a joke circulating earlier that the other, more famous and more tuneful Chris Rea, won’t be driving home for Christmas this year because of fuel shortages.

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Selling sunlight (fresh air comes free)

As part of AES Engineering’s 29millionby29 investment pledge, we have been looking at the economics and benefits of investing in solar farms.

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AES Engineering targets Net Zero for 2021 Scope 1 and 2 emissions

AES Engineering MD Chris Rea is predicting Net Zero for the global group in 2021 as a result of the latest developments in the company’s £29 million by 29 investment pledge.

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Power resilience and a reduction in carbon footprint. 

Battery storage is sometimes overlooked, but there is a strong argument for saying that it is currently one of the best choices for cutting energy waste in a sustainable manner, while also providing back-up in case of power cuts, and cutting energy bills.

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Towards an even better world?

AES Engineering’s £29 million by 29 investment pledge continues to take the lion’s share of my attention right now but I cannot resist taking time out to spotlight some work under way by two Betterworld.Solutions partners - the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), a leading supplier of advanced machine tools and robotics, and Powerstar, which specialises in energy-saving technology such as super-efficient transformers.

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Catching the sun – one of my favourite things

Wish you were here? AES Engineering’s #29millionby29 investment pledge involves some interesting actions both on the roof, in the ground, at ‘home’ in Rotherham and overseas in the global operations.

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Offsetting carbon - the wood not the trees

In a previous article, 'What the Scope is that?', I explained the different emission scopes that need to be calculated on the race to Net Zero, drawing on the experience of AESSEAL, which was one of the first major UK engineering companies to reach that standard and go beyond.

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What the Scope is that?

As a business, AES Engineering Ltd. and out main UK manufacturing company, AESSEAL are often asked to describe the journey to achieving Net Zero and shed some light on the sometimes confusing terminology of the different emission 'Scope's' that have to be taken into account, controlled, minimised or offset.

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£29 million of planet-friendly investment by 2029

With time running out for the planet and the UN Climate Change Conference just weeks away, AES Engineering Ltd Group is making an historic commitment to £29 million of planet-friendly investment by 2029 in order to go beyond Net Zero for its global business.

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'Tree Walk' As Part of the 'Factory of the Future'

AESSEAL’s vision – and the vision of the Betterworld.Solutions project – is to find ways of making industry and the environment live in harmony

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If a rainforest falls and no-one listens...

The latest news that the Amazon rainforest has turned into a net carbon producer should be a call for action for everyone interested in the future of this planet.

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AESSEAL’s ‘Laptops for Kids’ contribution praised

AESSEAL's contribution to the Laptops for Kids initiative was singled out for praise in a House of Commons debate on the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in educational settings.

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Electric Vehicles are a critical part of An Investment Policy to Prevent Global Warming

A policy to use electric vehicles and support electric vehicle charging points for employees, guests, customers and suppliers is an essential part of any “Investment Policy to Prevent Global Warming

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Beyond Net Zero

We need to continue the journey beyond Net Zero, not just at AESSEAL but at every company that has an interest in the future of this planet

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Pumps: Missing in Climate Action?

The Case for an 11 Point UK Strategy.

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Made Here Now

UK cancels pioneering scheme to fit protective clothing to environmental goals

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Chris Rea - LinkedIn

Identification of the need to carefully manage water resources was the key to moving forward.

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Charging Up - Policy Exchange

Policies to deliver a comprehensive network of public EV chargepoints

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Recent Social Media Posts

 What the Scope is that?
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 £29 million of planet-friendly investment by 2029
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 Rallying to conservation - in the Scottish Rainforest.
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 Is saving the planet hard-nosed?
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 If a rainforest falls and no-one listens...
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 The legacy of Laptops for Kids.
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 The heat is on - for a better world
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 The clock’s ticking – and not just for the planet
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 Lights out for halogen
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 Catch the Big Train to Net Zero
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 Planet ocean needs our help too!
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 AESSEAL Beyond Net Zero
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 ���Because the planet’s burning. 
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 Where are the business heroes?
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 Heroes of Net Zero. Saving the planet has got to be a joint effort.
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 Tackling the Waste Plastic Epidemic
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 Two becomes three
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 Wake up - you won't smell the packaging
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 To charge or not to charge
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 The monstrous problem of Covid waste
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 Leading the charge…
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 Something to drink to...
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 'Big Bang'​ for pumps?
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 Digging towards Net Zero
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 Getting Wilde about slurry
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 The soft power of voltage optimisation
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 Sweet Success – Cosun Beet Company
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 Getting steamed up about "hidden heroes"​?
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 Shell game?
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If enough businesses act, together we can slow down or help to prevent Global Warming.

Create your Policy

The case for a great return on investment, from water and energy savings is very clear. "Adopt an Investment Policy to Prevent Global Warming".

Real World Examples

Just a few examples where we have the know-how to do things differently and help both the environment and the bottom line.

A Summary of Evidence

We estimate that widespread adoption of more climate-friendly policies in industry globally, could have the equivalent impact of taking 529.5 million cars off the roads.