Reporting Boundary: London Office – Unit 1
Premier Park, Premier Park Road, Park Royal.
London NW10 7NZ
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, homeworking emissions (not included in total footprint), natural gas, water, waste, fleet,
business travel, paper use, freight
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 8 SDG’s.
Fulton Umbrellas, the UK’s largest supplier of umbrellas, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Fulton Umbrellas’ first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. Fulton Umbrellas’ total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 234.4 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 9.5 tCO2e per employee.
This year’s footprint includes emissions from purchased electricity, natural gas, water, fuel used by the fleet, waste, business travel, printing paper and courier. Electricity accounts for 12% of the total carbon emissions, fleet travel accounts for 7%. Scope 3 emissions (waste, water, paper, business travel and courier) accounts for 79% of total emissions.
“As we experience the wettest February on record, in no small part because of the effects of climate change, it feels apt to welcome the largest supplier of quality umbrellas and rainwear in the country join Planet Mark. With access to some of the nation’s leading and most influential designers, Fulton will not only be able to flex its own sustainable credentials, but help so many other businesses and consumers be climate-conscious in their choices. I am delighted to have Fulton Umbrellas on board.”
“I am delighted to be working with Steve Malkin and his team at Planet First to further our commitment to becoming an increasingly sustainable business. Achieving certification is just the first step and with Planet First’s expertise we are now able to implement and track our environmental reduction goals, and I look forward to continuing this exciting journey together.”
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.
Fulton Umbrellas is committed to being an environmentally responsible company and aims to lead the sector on sustainability. It is committed to minimising its environmental impact and reducing the speed of climate change and resource depletion. The company is powered by 100% green electricity and has committed to continuous measurement of gas, fuel, electricity and water, focusing on the longevity of design and sustainably sourced components and using the minimal amount of packaging, using recycled materials where possible.
The fashion industry must take action in the face of our changing climate. Every product and decision that reaches consumers has a carbon footprint, and both modern shoppers and retailers are becoming more conscious of the environmental impacts of the products they endorse. As concern rightly rises over the carbon footprint of the products consumers buy, brands must consider their own sustainable credentials as a matter of urgency, both for the planet and for the viability of their business.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Fulton has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.