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Restore Harrow Green, an organisation helping businesses change and grow for over 30 years, has achieved certification to Planet Mark.
This is Restore Harrow Green’s seventh year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. It first calculated the carbon footprint of its offices and fleet for the year ending May 2014 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Restore Harrow Green has achieved a year-on-year reduction per employee of 6.7% based on 3-year average carbon reduction. The company’s total carbon footprint for the year ending May 2020 was 1,708.1 tCO2e, an increase of 25.5% from the year ending 2019. The relative carbon footprint was 6.3 tCO2e per employee, an increase of 24.4% compared to the year ending 2019.
“Restore Harrow Green is experienced in creating a better world around them. I’m proud to partner with Restore Harrow Green, not only to help their team reduce their carbon footprint, but to help create a sustainable community around them. Change is most impactful when we bring others on the journey with us – that’s a philosophy both of us share. As we continue through the Decade of Climate Action, I hope our partnership continues to flourish.”
“As a company heavily reliant on a large fleet of vehicles we recognise the impact they have on the environment as well the need to reduce our carbon footprint year on year, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral. Planet Mark is a reliable way of scrutinising our output and being held accountable for our performance. In fact, with the help of Planet Mark we’ve made several improvements over the years. These range from intelligent lighting to rainwater collection systems for use in our vehicles’ wipers. Most importantly however, this year we’ve taken the first step towards converting our fleet from petrol to electric. We’re very excited about this development and look forward to even more sustainable actions in the coming months.”
In order to ensure that Restore Harrow Green continues to make strides in lowering its carbon footprint, and helping both local and global communities, an in-house Green Team meets on a monthly basis. The aim of the team is to monitor office activity to ensure that the organisation minimises the use of power and water and ensure that they are as efficient as possible in terms of printing, sourcing sustainable suppliers and raising overall awareness within its staff. The Green Team’s plans include a trip to the Eden project as well as local community support roles.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Restore Harrow Green has committed to make a year-on-year reduction.