Net Zero and Sustainability

ARS Ltd is committed to our sustainability development goals and achieving net zero emissions in all aspects of our work by 2050 (in line with UN ambitions), if not sooner.

Net Zero

We are a UK leader in developing non-invasive archaeological investigative techniques on our sites. This helps to reduce the amount of excavation required, which reduces soil disturbance and its release of carbon, while cutting the amount of plant (and plant time) on site, thereby lowering diesel emissions.

The company is also part of the Derbyshire Net Zero Accelerator Programme, which seeks to help businesses improve their energy, resource and operational efficiency in their journey to achieving Net Zero.


We have a ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ approach to our work, employing digital recording systems for efficiency and minimal waste on site, while also recycling our hard hats, pens, finds bags, and other materials. We are actively seeking additional ways to make our supplies and waste streams more sustainable.

We are a proud Woodland Trust Corporate Member, helping to create, restore and protect UK woodland. Our Hebburn office is entirely run on renewable energy, thanks to its location in a cutting-edge Eco Centre, with its excellent insulation, efficient heating systems, and on-site wind turbine which produces more than 100% of the energy needs of the building (see image to the right).

ARS Ltd is certified to ISO14001, demonstrating our management of ‘environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.’

The wind turbine at our Hebburn office © Copyright ARS Ltd 2018
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