Reporting Boundary: London HQ
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Water, Waste, Fleet, Paper
Reporting Period: 01 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2020
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Tannas, a company focused on becoming London’s most sustainable office supplier, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Tannas’ second 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.
Tannas’ total carbon footprint in the year ending March 2020 was 15 tCO2e, a decrease of 43.9% from the year ending 2019. Tannas’ total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 0.88 tCO2e, a decrease of 37.3%.
The carbon saved by Tannas is the same as preventing nearly 6000kg of coal from being burned.
“Tannas has always had the mentality to succeed as a sustainable business, and these results are proof. A 43% decrease in carbon is a monumental achievement. I applaud the whole team for their efforts in the past year, as sustainability requires a shift in mindset throughout the business. Tannas is well placed to become a leader in the office supply industry, and is exactly the type of company we love to work with at Planet Mark.”
Tannas started as a stationery shop in North West London in 1976 and are proud to still be providing stationery and more to customers all over the UK. Tannas are on a mission to make products available to everyone easily & environmentally friendly. Beyond the commitment to continually reduce carbon emissions, the company is achieving this through recyclable packaging, using a sustainable courier, and committing to electric vehicles throughout its fleet.
A sustainable business is not only one that is good for the planet but is always one that is primed to offer the necessary services to modern businesses. There is a tremendous opportunity to be taken by companies that embrace sustainability. This manifests not only in the growing market for sustainable products but also by moving beyond environmental compliance to establish processes that will become the new normal in the foreseeable future.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Tannas Office Supplies has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.