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A World First In Safety Gloves: Arco Brings Traffi’s Carbon Neutral Range To Its Customers

Arco, the UK’s leading safety company, is working closely with hand protection specialist Traffi to provide Arco customers with the world’s first carbon neutral safety glove range.

As signatories of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), Arco is committed to cutting carbon, water and waste across its product ranges. Traffi’s new Life Extending Technology (LXT) Carbon Neutral collection marks a new environmental standard for safety gloves and progresses Arco’s ongoing journey towards a sustainable future.

The LXT range reportedly ensures Arco customers can access a high-quality glove that does not sacrifice the environment’s needs or worker hand health. To reach net-zero, Traffi worked with its glove production partner to calculate the total greenhouse gases emitted from the production of its LXT glove range. The process, supported by The Carbon Consulting Company and The Sustainable Future Group, resulted in a final figure that reportedly enabled Traffi to select a globally recognised carbon reduction project to compensate for its emissions. Through this initiative, Traffi reduced its carbon footprint for the LXT range to net-zero.

Traffi’s LXT life extending technology means the LXT cut protection range of gloves last longer. LXT gloves are certified washable for three washes and tested to EN388 2016 after being laundered. This results in lower daily costs, helping businesses to save money and reduce waste.

In addition to its partnership with Traffi, Arco has embedded sustainability into its day-to-day operational activity, including its National Distribution Centre (NDC), retail stores, offices and vehicle fleet.

Under its Product Stewardship process, Arco takes responsibility for minimising a product’s environmental impact throughout its life cycle. Arco developed its Responsible Processes in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, enabling the safety expert to ensure its initiatives effectively address global challenges.

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