Reporting Boundary: Horsham operational
Emission sources: electricity, fleet, waste, paper, T&D
Reporting Period: 1 Jan 2019 –31 Dec 2019
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Smudge & Dribble, providers of early years supplies, wholesale child care supplies and hygiene products for nurseries, preschools, creches and daycare centres, have achieved certification to Planet Mark.
This is Smudge & Dribble’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. Smudge & Dribble’s total carbon footprint in year ending December 2019 was 20.1 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 4.0 tCO2e per employee.
It first calculated the carbon footprint of its Horsham operational site operational sites for the year ending December 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions from purchased electricity, fleet travel, waste, paper and T&D losses. Fleet travel accounts for 62% of the total carbon emissions and electricity accounts for 16%.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Smudge & Dribble to Planet Mark. It has shown clear ambition to commit to positive, sustainable change and this must be applauded. The company is setting the right example for others in the industry to follow and the drive and dedication from the team to reduce its environmental impact is a pleasure to witness. The ability to accurately measure and reduce its carbon is an important step on this journey, and I look forward to seeing Smudge and Dribble’s progress.”
First year certification to 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.
Smudge & Dribble has already made commitments to environmentally friendly products across many of its products. Its eco friendly range of products includes cleaning products for use in nurseries, pre-schools, offices and other business areas. Many of the products are biodegradable, recyclable or made with materials that reduce their impact on the environment.
The hygiene and cleaning industry must seize upon the tremendous opportunity that sustainability presents. As the world embarks on a decade of climate action, companies in the hygiene and cleaning industry can work to both attract and retain clients and reduce their carbon emissions. From reducing the impact of a company’s own processes to engaging its supply chain to secure environmentally friendly products, a robust and wide reaching concern for sustainability allows a company to thrive in the modern day.