Reporting Boundary: Preston manufacturing
and warehouse operations (Brierley Road, Walton
Summit, Preston, Lancashire PR5 8AH)
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, water, waste, fleet, business travel, paper use, homeworking
Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020
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Evans Vanodine, an independent family business, manufacturing industrial and livestock hygiene chemicals, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Evans Vanodine’s second year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Since certifying to Planet Mark, the company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Evans Vanodine’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2020 was 1,133.2 tCO2e, a reduction of 15.4%. Evans Vanodine International’s total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 6.8 tCO2e, a reduction of 15.4%.
Evans Vanodine’s carbon reduction this year saved the same amount of carbon as preventing half a million car miles from being driven.
“Congratulations to Evans Vanodine on a great set of carbon reduction results this year. The company has worked hard in the trying circumstance of 2020 to make a positive impact, and this must be applauded. The team takes a holistic view of its carbon footprint and aims to reduce its footprint across all of its operations. This is the kind of approach we need to sustainability, one that takes responsibility throughout the value chain. Evans Vanodine is doing fantastic work in reducing its carbon footprint, and I hope this continues into the future.”
“At Evans Vanodine, environment and sustainability is a priority in our decision making processes. We are proud to have recently achieved our year 2 certification with The Planet Mark, through our dedication to decreasing our carbon footprint whilst continuing to produce optimum products. With the assistance of Planet Mark and the accessibility to their tools, this has been possible.”
Vikki added “As a manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene products, the pandemic has been a challenge. We had to maximise the production of critical products such as hand sanitiser for the covid response. Despite our increased manufacturing capacity, we managed to improve some of our processes to achieve a 15% reduction in our emissions which we are very proud of.”
Evans Vanodine produces a vast range of janitorial, cleaning and agricultural chemicals. As well as being committed to developing products that provide optimum performance with minimum effect on the environment, Evans Vanodine has committed to extend this ethos to all areas of its business, encompassing the manufacturing processes, waste management, recycling and energy saving. The company has developed its own unique system for monitoring the impact its products have on the environment, taking into account the formulation, manufacture, use and disposal of products.
Companies working in the chemical and cleaning sectors must be aware of the impact they have on the environment. Companies must move beyond compliance with relevant legislation on chemical products, to address the huge questions around waste and plastics disposal, safe use and supply chain management. In a decade of climate action, it is imperative that companies in the chemical industry take a holistic approach to its environmental impact, for both their own sustainability agenda, as well as for client acquisition and retention.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Evans Vanodine has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.