2018, Ecoprod’s fifth year of reporting, saw the Surrey-based company measure and reduce the emissions associated with all areas of its operation, from electricity, natural gas, fleet and business travel to waste, water and paper.
Upon receiving certification, Ecoprod’s managing director Marcus Rose, commented, “Ecoprod takes sustainability extremely seriously and our Planet Mark certification means a lot to us. This is our fifth year of business carbon footprint reporting and we’ve worked hard to reduce our carbon footprint by a further 36.6% per employee.
“Our whole business is founded on the idea of bringing environmental sustainability into the washroom – often one of the most resource-intensive areas of a business. All the products we sell are designed to offer real environmental savings to our clients: saving water, cutting power use and reducing their carbon footprints. It’s important that we practice what we preach, so we also do as much as we can to minimise our own carbon footprint and environmental impact.”
Steve Malkin, CEO and Founder of The Planet Mark commented, “A 36.6% reduction in carbon emissions per employee is a great achievement in any year but coming after healthy reductions in its 2017 reporting period, Ecoprod’s latest achievement is truly outstanding and demonstrates that businesses with the right level of commitment, will continue to make progress, year-on-year.”
By achieving The Planet Mark, Ecoprod is also directly and measurably contributing to 7 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in doing so illustrates the international influence of its commitment to sustainability.
Ecoprod has retained certification to The Planet Mark by showing good practice in sustainability including:
- Measuring carbon emissions from electricity, natural gas, fleet, business travel, waste, water and paper
- Achieving a carbon reduction of 36.6% per employee
- Reducing rail usage emissions by 341%
- Storing 260 tonnes of CO2 by protecting one acre of endangered rainforest through the charity Cool Earth
- Investing in the Eden Project to support education on climate change