Deceuninck has cut CO2 emissions from its operations by 21% since 2021 – from 673,095 tonnes in 2021 to 530,836 tCO2e (Carbon Dioxide equivalents) last year.
The achievement puts it ahead of its 2022 target as part of its pledge to cut CO2 emissions by 60% by 2030 from a 2021 baseline, the company has announced.
“We have a long way to go, but the progress that we have made in lowering the carbon footprint of our operations is impressive”, said Managing Director Rob McGlennon.
That, he says, is a direct benefit to its customers, because it makes the product that they sell greener, and more sustainable, giving them a distinct commercial advantage.
“We’ve done the research – we know sustainability directly influences homeowner purchasing decisions. We’re giving our customers the hard facts to demonstrate to end-users how what we’re doing lowers our own and their environmental impact.”
Deceuninck last year signed-up to the corporate carbon reduction scheme, Science Based Targets (SBTi), which commits companies to demonstrating a tangible and measurable reduction in carbon emissions.
The company, which last year claimed the G-Awards Sustainability Award, says it has lowered emissions through a combination of initiatives, including dual strategy of lowering usage and sourcing energy from renewable resources. These accounted for 17.7% of energy used last year compared to 15% in 2021, contributing to a total 35% saving in CO2 from energy usage.
Rob continued: “A 21% reduction in CO2 gives us an answer to the question that every one of us is going to be asked, which is ‘what are you doing to lower your carbon footprint?’ We know we have more to do, but it is a foundation for the future and something which we are committed to building on.”