Reporting Boundary: Suite 7 Pemberton House, Stafford Park 1, Telford TF3 3BD
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, homeworking energy (not included in total footprint), water, waste, fleet, business travel,
Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020
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Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA), a membership organisation representing the very best brands within the UK gardening industry, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is LOFA’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.
LOFA’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2020 was 5.1 tCO2e. Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association’s total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 3.1 tCO2e.
“Congratulations to LOFA on their first-year certification to Planet Mark. The commitment to continually measure and reduce one’s carbon footprint is an important step, not only for the organisation itself, but as a signal to its network of members. It signals that the industry as a whole can begin to make positive environmental change. I am delighted to be working with LOFA and hope the partnership is long and fruitful.”
The Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association has made commitments beyond its pledge to cut carbon annually. The organisation has conserved an area of precious rainforest through Cool Earth’s conservation programme. The association is also committed to communicating about sustainable change throughout its network of stakeholders.
Industry organisations have an important part to play in promoting collective change on climate. As authorities on best practices within their industries, membership organisations will be called upon to lead from the front on climate action. Advice offered to members can only be trusted if the organisations themselves take action on climate. This means that member organisations must take a rigorous, scientific approach to their own sustainability policies.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, LOFA has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.