Reporting Boundary: Glen Dimplex global operations
Emission sources: Electrcity, natural gas, other fuels. fleet travel, business travel,
transmission and distribution losses
Reporting Period: 1 Oct 2019 – 30 Sep 2020
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Glen Dimplex, the world’s largest manufacturer of electrical heating, and also specialising in the manufacture of domestic appliances, cooling, ventilation, and renewable energy solutions, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Glen Dimplex’s first 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.
Glen Dimplex’s total carbon footprint in the year ending September 2020 was 22,800.4 tCO2e. Glen Dimplex’s total carbon per employee in the year ending in September 2020 was 4.7 tCO2e.
If Glen Dimplex achieves its carbon footprint reduction, it will have saved the same amount of carbon as preventing 571 tonnes of coal being burned.
Achieving Planet Mark 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.
Over the next year, the company will be working towards measuring and 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.
“I am delighted to have Glen Dimplex Planet Mark certified. As an industry leader, their work will not only make great changes in their own business, but across the heating industry as a whole. Heating is a huge conversation point in the quest for a low emissions future, and having heating companies lead on climate action is a great step towards achieving our climate goals. With robust measurements in place, Glen Dimplex is primed for carbon emissions reductions.”
Through Planet Mark, the company 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.
Glen Dimplex Deutschland has made it its mission to help make the world more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Its heating, ventilation and cooling systems are powered solely by electricity: the only energy that can be produced using completely renewable, CO2-free sources. We are also helping to drive the Energy Transformation forward with resource-saving and energy-saving ideas, from intelligent, networked energy management and heat recovery concepts, to the use of natural refrigerants.
It is estimated that 19% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from warming up the places we live and work, with more than three-quarters of this coming from domestic buildings. Companies involved in the manufacture of heating products must analyse their whole supply chain, from the sourcing of materials, through product design and waste disposal, to deliver products fit for a resilient future. This is not only a planetary imperative, it is also necessary as a business to thrive during an energy transition.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Glen Dimplex has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.