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Harrow Green helps conquer Climate Change

Jan 31, 2016
Harrow Green has cut its carbon footprint per employee by 12 per cent in the last year, according to The Planet Mark, the certification programme provided by Planet First in partnership with the Eden Project.

The company has reduced its carbon emissions despite the business taking on more staff and deploying a larger fleet of operation in the last 12 months. 

The company has; cut carbon emissions by 12% per employee; cut its non-fleet carbon footprint by 31%; introduced LED lighting and a fuel efficiency training programme; and plans to cut emissions by a further 5% in 2016. 

To achieve The Planet Mark certification, emissions were measured across energy and water at four of Harrow Green’s eight UK locations as well as the fuel used for the company’s fleet and non-fleet vehicles for the year ending May 2015.   

Harrow Green Managing Director, Nigel Dews, said: “We take sustainability very seriously at Harrow Green and we’re fully committed to reducing our environmental impact. This is a priority for our entire team and we know it’s important to our customers.”  

The company now employs 289 full-time equivalent employees, a rise of almost a third on the previous year. Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First, provider of The Planet Mark, said: “We congratulate Harrow Green on achieving the Planet Mark certification for its year-on-year progress on sustainability and we salute its ambition to set even more stringent targets for next year.”  

For more information on Planet First go to www.planetfirst.co.uk


 

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