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Bedmax, the producer of 100% natural, dust free horse bedding, has achieved Planet Mark Certification.
Bedmax’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 20,048.8 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 455.7 tCO2e per employee.
This is Bedmax’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting. It first calculated the carbon footprint of its Greymare, Caunton and Patchington operational sites for the year ending December 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions from purchased electricity, diesel, coal, T&D losses, fuel used by the fleet, waste, business travel, couriers, and printing paper.
Coal accounts for 89% of the total carbon emissions and electricity account for 5%. Scope 3 emissions (waste, paper, travel, courier and T&D losses) account for 1%.
“Bedmax have a tradition of environmentally conscious practice, so it’s with great pleasure that I can see the reporting and target setting of Planet Mark come into effect here. As Bedmax work to reduce their carbon footprint, its range of products can help many people in animal husbandry work towards a low carbon future. I’m very pleased to have them on board.”
First year certification is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.
Bedmax already engages in many sustainable practices to help reduce its environmental impact. This ranges from sourcing renewable, locally sourced timber to policies on low-weight packaging and guides for the most effective way to compost its products. Complementing these existing efforts with the measurement and reduction of carbon emissions can become the basis of a comprehensive environmental policy.
Animals play an important part in many people’s lives, but the high carbon emissions associated with raising and keeping animals is a well known issue. Whether raised for food or other purposes, there is a tremendous opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint of the supply chain of rearing animals to help reduce the environmental impact of farms and stables. Organisations such as the World Bank stress the importance of improving the efficiency of livestock supply chains, investing heavily into innovation and programmes to make this possible in recent years.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Bedmax’s has committed to make a year-on-year reduction.