Our approach to ESG

Case studies

Building a competitive advantage by helping customers reduce CO2 emissions and fuel costs

Kelling Group, owns and rents specialty equipment to infrastructure project contractors in the UK. The company’s Eco product line produces up to 15x lower CO2 emissions than conventional equipment.

IMPACT: Customers reduce fuel costs, CO2 emissions drastically reduced and provides Kelling with a distinct competitive advantage.

Benefitting from a more diverse workforce

EAG increased its focus on workforce diversity while under the ownership of AIP Fund 3.

EAG implemented initiatives to target female field operators through apprenticeship and training programmes and sought opportunities to promote women to higher paid roles.

EAG became a supporter of the Womens Utilities Network, which provides mentoring and networking opportunities for women in the utilities space.

IMPACT: More diversified workforce bring beneficial differentiated approach and skill set.

Leveraging technology to improve employee safety and productivity

Emitel, the leading provider of broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure in Poland, focuses on workplace safety by employing state-of-the-art technologies, such as drone monitoring.

Drones allow for more rapid inspection of Emitel’s c. 430 radio and TV towers across Poland.

IMPACT: Improved safety with employees no longer needing to climb very tall towers for simple inspections.

2021 GRESB Results: Emitel achieved an outstanding GRESB Score of 90 points and a 5-star rating, placing them in the top 20% of all GRESB Infrastructure reporters globally. Emitel also ranked among the top 10% of all GRESB Infrastructure reporters for Management.

GRESB 4 star rating

Making ESG a Strategic Priority

PECO Pallet is a leading pallet rental provider serving fast-moving Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturers, primarily food and beverage, across North America. PECO’s pallet-pooling model is based on reusing, repairing, and recycling pallets to reduce waste and inefficiency compared to disposable pallets. The Company also manufactures new pallets with sustainably forested lumber and environmentally supportive practices.

In collaboration with AIP, PECO senior management designates ESG initiatives to support its business strategy and serve as a core value influencing company culture and attitude across the entire organization and includes robust reporting practices.

PECO’s ESG strategy is built on a foundation of employee investment and environmental sustainability. In 2021, PECO averaged over 20 hours of individual training per employee. Key focus areas for employee investment include employee development, health and safety, LEAN process improvement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and data security.

Principal environmental initiatives include landfill diversion and reduction; energy reduction through retrofit to lower-energy LED lighting units and cross-ventilation devices to reduce energy use and increase employee comfort; retrofit of paint sprayer systems to achieve emissions reductions; and a new mobile “fleet recovery” app for truck fleet optimization to reduce miles, fuel consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions. The fleet recovery app is expected to reduce pallet recovery miles by some 25,000 miles annually.

“ESG is fundamental to our business model and our culture, driving sustainable and cost-effective solutions for our customers, a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees, and company focused on enriching people, planet and profit for the betterment of the communities in which we live and work.”

Joe Dagnese, President & CEO, PECO Pallet.

High marks in inaugural GRESB assessment

Glide Group, a market leader in ultra-fast broadband connectivity and deploying fibre infrastructure, achieved an outstanding score of 86 according to GRESB’s annual ESG benchmarking assessment. This was the first time Glide had participated in the GRESB assessment and comes in its first year under AIP ownership.

As well as exceeding the GRESB average score of 72, Glide ranked 3rd among nine other European fibre businesses, 4th among twenty-two European Data Transmission businesses as well as 5th of the twenty-nine Data Transmission businesses globally. These scores resulted in a 4 star achievement.

“This is an outstanding accomplishment for the business, particularly impressive for a first time reporter like us. Reducing our carbon footprint, creating a sustainable business and hence minimising our effect on climate change are priorities at Glide. We are continuously looking for different ways to improve our ESG. Using the data in combination with GRESB’s analytical tools will enable us to monitor our investments, engage with our management team, and make decisions that will lead us towards a more sustainable and resilient industry.”

Tim Pilcher, CEO of Glide Group

GRESB 5 star rating