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Alloy Wire International: giving back to the world community

The more AWI produces, the greener the company gets.

Alloy Wire International, which recently achieved carbon-negative business status, has taken that pledge even further, committing to plant a tree for every 100 kg of wire sold. Below, Managing Director Tom Mander discusses why it forms an important part of the company’s “Wired for Good” initiative.

Manufacturers contribute so much in the way of greenhouse gases that it’s up to companies like Alloy Wire International (AWI) to buck the trend and start giving back to the environment and the communities we operate in.

That’s why we have joined forces with JUST ONE Tree. The U.K.-based organization uses donations to fund reforestation projects, selecting partners to plant them based on criteria such as existing infrastructure, methodology, impact on community and tree survival rates. The trees are planted in countries, including Mozambique, Nepal, Haiti, Indonesia, Madagascar, Kenya and Zambia.

We believe that our commitment to sustainability is now stronger than ever. Based on the amount of wire AWI has sold between the months of January and June 2023, we have already donated over 1,500 trees to JUST ONE Tree.

Once grown, those trees will remove more than 300 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere over the next 25 years. Supporting the efforts of JUST ONE Tree is part of a wider picture where AWI is committed to becoming more environmentally friendly and to continue to act as a good citizen to the communities it operates in.

As part of our “Wired for Good” campaign, AWI partnered with Carbon Neutral Britain to offset emissions around its manufacturing, deliveries and even employee commuting, with our efforts seeing us become carbon negative in recent months.

Over the last 18 months, we have also donated £30,000 to local charities and good causes, with the latest recipient being Acorns Children’s Hospice to help it continue to provide respite, short breaks, end of life and emergency care across its three U.K. locations. We have been longterm admirers of the charity and the way it provides a homely environment where children can take part in a range of fun and therapeutic activities, from arts and crafts sessions to hydrotherapy.

This was the final donation to mark our 75th anniversary year and follows similar £7,500 gifts to Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge, the Chris Westwood Charity for Children with Physical Disabilities and the Giving Hands Mission.

For more on the organization, go to www.justonetree.life.

Manufacturers GIVING BACK

This is part 16 of Wire Journal International's first-ever feature presenting 16 manufacturers that have given back to their communities: hundreds others could just as easily have been here. Each entry has a unique story, yet the common thread is the people—of all ranks—who care about their companies as well as their communities. Big volunteer efforts deserve applause, but so do smaller ones as they all head in the same direction. In a time when there is seldom a lack of daunting news, one can take pride in the industry spirit.

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Companies Featured:
Hitachi Cable America (now Proterial Cable America), Viakable, Acme Wire Products, High-Performance Conductors (HPC), Kris-Tech, Allied Wire, Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc., Cerrowire, Belden, Fort Wayne Metals, Optimus Steel, Prysmian, Minnesota Wire, Southwire, Service Wire, Alloy Wire International
Bonus Content:
> Employer alert! Volunteers make for a better workforce.
> How can a small business start a ‘giving back’ program?

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