Reporting Boundary: Charles Owen operations
Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Water, Waste, Fleet, Business Travel, Paper, Homeworking (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 Jul 2020 to 30 Jun 2021
We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.
We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 5 SDG.
Recognised for raising the bar in safety, Charles Owen is a leading British manufacturer of riding helmets. The company is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on the environment and improving it wherever possible. As a holder of the Royal Warrant, it ensures operations are meeting or exceeding a wide range of sustainability, environmental and ethical standards.
Its environmental strategy aims to minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible, minimising emissions and actively promoting recycling both internally and amongst our customers and suppliers.
Understanding and measuring its carbon footprint is the first step in identifying ways to minimise its impact on the planet. Over the next year, Charles Owen will be working 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, the company will be protecting an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru.
It is also helping 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.
To recertify next year Charles Owen must reduce emissions by 2.5%.
A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.