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creating opportunities, improving lives

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We strive to go above and beyond to create opportunities and improve lives – for our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

As we look to the future, we plan to leave the world in a better place by integrating sustainability into everything we do.

Our Sustainability Journey

Nurture a Culture of Care

Our people are our greatest asset. We care for the wellbeing and development of all our employees.

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Protect the World

Our people, suppliers and customers work together to have a long lasting, positive impact on our planet.

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Enhance Communities

From charity partnerships to employee fundraising, we are passionate about giving back to our communities.

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Our long term goals actively contribute to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Our Sustainable Solutions


EV Charging

We’re making it easier for our customers and communities to embrace the EV revolution by offering expertise, advice and a complete range of products and accessories for all things EV charging.

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We believe we can enable a sustainable future through everything from energy efficient lighting to electric vehicle charging and smart home solutions.

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Fabricated Solutions

Our custom-made solutions focus on designing out carbon by reducing waste and energy use on site.

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Clean Air Solutions

Through our store network or via our National Accounts team we can provide an end-to-end clean air solution to our customers no matter what industry they are in.

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Waste Experts

CEF is the only electrical distributor to have an in-house recycling facility. Waste Experts offers industry-leading, traceable solutions for total waste management.

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Supporting Charities

Over the last five years we have donated over £6.2 million to charities close to our heart.

When customers buy selected products from our various promotional campaigns, we donate money to Macmillan Cancer Support and the Electrical Industries Charity.

How we Support Charities
CEF Cares Macmillan Cancer Support

Sustainability Reporting

Our Sustainability and Social Value report defines our commitment to a number of challenging and long-term goals on the issues that matter most to our customers, our colleagues, the business and the wider communities in which we work.

As the UK’s leading multi-channel electrical distributor, we are in a unique position to lead the industry and include sustainability in everything that we do.

We know our dedicated, passionate and committed people can help us leave the world in a better place.

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Our Highlights

5 year charity partnership launched with Macmillan Cancer Support
Coventry uk city of culture 2021 bid sponsors
Working to acheive planet mark for our carbon footprint and social value contributions
Ten thousand apprentices funded under the EIC's mental health awareness training programme
Creating opportuinities, improving lives. Our sustainability and social value strategy
3 million pounds committed to medical research into neurological disorders
3 year agreement with ecovadis to assess and monitor performance in our supply chain
In-house recycling. We are the only electrical distributiors to have an in-house recycling facility Waste Experts
First electrical distributor to be a CO2nstructZero business chamption with the construction leadership council

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