Bourne Leisure Group has committed to achieving The Planet Mark sustainability certification to reduce its carbon emissions.
Certification to the programme marks a significant step for Bourne, the parent company of some of the UK’s most recognisable holiday resorts; Butlins, Warner Leisure Hotels and Haven Holidays.
Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First and co-founder of The Planet Mark, commented: “The team at Bourne live and breathe sustainability, and have put in place a truly holistic sustainability plan that goes far beyond compliance, encompassing its customers, suppliers, and local communities. Bourne has identified the most effective ways to reduce its carbon and environmental impact across its three brands and engage its guests in the process.
Every guest at Bourne Leisure can enjoy their holiday, with the peace of mind that they are doing their bit for the planet.”
Bourne Leisure, the largest provider of holidays in the UK has already reduced its carbon by 43% between 2013-2019; and plans to continuously improve this through certification to The Planet Mark; which requires a commitment to further reduce carbon emissions by a minimum of 2.5% every year.
Scott Armstrong, Group Head of Energy and Sustainability at Bourne Leisure said:
“The group, which attracts over 4 million families every year, has already engendered a strong sense of environmental responsibility which has seen the introduction of more sophisticated energy monitoring systems such as sub-metering across sites, and the hosting of an annual sustainability conference to engage utility departments and embed sustainability knowledge across the three brands.
Future plans include investing in renewable technologies and the purchasing of electricity from zero-carbon facilities. This will include providing electric vehicle charging points for guests and using electric vehicles. Through collaborative work with environmental agencies such as the Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales, Bourne leisure also aspires to remove single-use plastics from sites, streamline waste disposal and encourage biodiversity through the placement of independent beehives.”
Bourne’s objectives are concurrent with the UK Government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero in carbon by 2050
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