Trade associations

Horticultural Trades Association

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It has always been tuned in to the need for sustainable business practice, minimising harmful impacts on the planet.
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Certified
1 year

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Highlights

Measure

Location-based total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Horticulture House
(Chilton, OX11 0RN)

Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses,
water, waste, fleet, business travel, paper, freight, homeworking (excluded from footprint)

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

75.7 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

2.1 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

30.0 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

0.8 tC0₂e

Total Social Value

£8,091 tC0₂e

Engage

FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 7 SDG’s.

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Certification story

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It is dedicated to helping develop the industry and its member businesses. HTA has always been tuned in to the need for sustainable business practice, minimising harmful impacts on the planet. In 2020, HTA launched its Sustainability Roadmap for member businesses with the goal to place UK horticulture and landscaping at the leasing edge of sustainable business.

In this crucial Decade of Action, the company wants to ensure that the trade association and its members are a force for good: positively transforming society and the planet by measuring its own impact on the environment. Over the next year, HTA is committed to tackling climate change and inspiring others to join the movement.

Through Planet Mark, the company is 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.

HTA 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. It looks forward to sharing its sustainability achievements with the wider community.

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

As part of the Planet Mark certification, HTA has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.

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