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
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 9 SDG’s.
Evans Vanodine International an independent family business since 1919, manufacturers of industrial and livestock hygiene chemicals, has been Planet Mark certified.
2020 marks Evans Vanodine International’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting. The businesses total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 877.1 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 5.3 tCO2e per employee.
The carbon footprint of the businesses site in Preston was first calculated for the year ending December 2019. The calculated footprint includes emissions from purchased electricity, transmission and distribution losses, natural gas, water, fuel used by the fleet, waste, business travel, printing paper and courier for its head office.
“Evans Vanodine International is a company that has taken the cause of sustainability and ran with it, and joining Planet Mark makes so much sense for them. From their sourcing zero waste to landfill providers, to energy efficiencies in their operations, it is plain to see the organisation breathes sustainability and wishes to reduce its impact at every possible juncture. It is a pleasure to work with companies so willing to take centre stage in the push to take climate action”.
“We are proud to show our commitment to our environmental management systems and sustainability through our certification with Planet Mark. This marks the start of our second century in business and what better way to commence this century than by making a commitment to do our part tackling climate change and increasing sustainability in our business”.
The first year of certification is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability, reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. Electricity accounts for 27% of the total carbon emissions, natural gas for 28% and fleet for 12%.
“Being an independent family business, we are proud to have achieved Planet Mark certification and committing to a sustainable future for generations to come. With the guidance and support of Planet Mark we can ensure that a holistic approach to sustainability is achieved throughout our supply chain. The next decade will determine the future of our planet, through businesses such as ourselves pledging to reducing our carbon footprint, we can help solve the climate crisis”
Evans Vanodine International, produce a vast range of industrial and livestock protection chemicals. As well as being committed to developing products that provide optimum performance with minimum effect on the environment, they have pledged to extend this ethos to all areas of its business. Encompassing the manufacturing processes, offices, laboratories, waste management, recycling and energy saving. This includes improving environmental efficiencies through training all employees on the company’s Environmental Policy, Sustainability Strategy and encouraging best practices in how to reduce their energy usage.
Companies working in the chemical sector must be especially aware of their environmental footprint. In addition to being compliant with relevant industry legislation, the industry must address a vast array of questions on the topics of 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 as Evans Vanodine International strives to prove through achieving The Planet Mark certification.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Evans Vanodine has committed to make a year-on-year reduction.