Reporting Boundary: Manufacturing sites in
Northumberland, Newark, and Andover; office in
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, Other Fuels Waste, Fleet, Business Travel, Paper, Homeworking (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021
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Bedmax, the producer of 100% natural, dust free horse bedding, has achieved Planet Mark Certification. This is Bedmax’s third 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.
Over the next year, it will continue towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, the company will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.
Through Planet Mark, Bedmax has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.
It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.
“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.”
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 stressed 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 has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.