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Amenity Horticultural Services (AHS), the market leader in the supply of bark and woodchip products to the landscape and playground industries throughout the UK, has achieved certification to Planet Mark.
This is Amenity Horticultural Services’ first year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. It has calculated the carbon footprint of its main site for the year ending April 2020 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
AHS’ total carbon footprint for the year ending April 2020 was 29.2 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 1.5 tCO2e per employee.
If Amenity Horticultural Services achieves its carbon reduction target, it will save the same amount of carbon as is sequestered by nearly two acres of forest.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Amenity Horticultural Services to the Planet Mark community. The team has already put sustainability at the heart of its operations, with encouraging policies on ethical sourcing of materials, waste management and engaging its staff in its great work. Adding a tried and tested carbon reduction commitment and the resources of Planet Mark into this mix is bound to result in success. I am excited to see this partnership flourish – I believe AHS will become an outstanding member of our community.”
AHS works hard to ensure it provides a superior service along with quality products, competitive prices and raw materials obtained from renewable or sustainable sources. Its wood-based products are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, ensuring ethical sourcing and processing of all of its products. AHS is also certified through the Chain-of-Custody scheme which traces the wood from the forests through all stages of processing and distribution.
Companies working with wood, timber and in landscaping can seize the opportunity sustainability presents. Modern consumers demand a rigorous supply chain analysis, and successful businesses in this area will combine supply chain transparency with wider sustainable initiatives to offer a planet-friendly service from seed to sale. Companies that embrace environmental dialogues will find themselves more resilient to future changes, and able to utilise eco credentials to attract new customers.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, AHS has committed to make a year-on-year reduction.