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Nurture Landscapes achieves carbon neutral status

Nurture Landscapes have announced that they have achieved carbon neutral status in accordance with the global PAS 2060 standard.

Working with ECA Business Energy, an independent energy management advice company, together they spent the last year evaluating the company business processes and operations.

This was a lengthily task for the company. With having several regional offices nationwide, a fleet of over 700 vehicles and a workforce of over 1250 employees, Peter Fane, CEO of Nurture Landscapes Holdings Limited, described the achievement as: “a great to accomplishment to have achieved four-years ahead of our original target date of 2025. And in addition, this has now provided us the scope to focus on becoming a net zero business by 2030, reducing our total emissions year on year to reach this goal.”

Committed to making the world a better place for future generations, Peter explained: “Becoming carbon neutral isn’t something that happens over-night, nor without considerable investment. It is something that each of us as individuals are responsible for working towards.”

Peter said Nurture Landscapes are mindful of the impacts the company’s actions could have on the environment, “we knew there was plenty more we could be doing as an organisation.” He explained the UK government’s 2019 target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 was what sparked them into action. “Quickly, we undertook a full carbon assessment to determine what actions would be required if we were to become net zero ourselves.”

Originally, the company settled on a 2030 target, Peter stated that this felt “ambitious, but realistic.” In order to reach the target, all aspects of the business were examined, and attributes such as fuel powering vehicles and equipment, through to what company uniforms were made of and where they were manufactured. “The journey to net zero will be weaved into our DNA,” it was decided that every decision will be questioned, and every action must align with the company’s goal.

“Undertaking this process has inspired us to step up our actions even further, and put in place workable targets to ensure we keep ourselves accountable. These will be reviewed on a six-month basis, and will help us stay on the right path as we continue our journey onwards towards net zero.”

The achievement has led the company to their involvement in carbon offsetting project overseas. These include two afforestation developments in Uruguay, the implementation of a clean air zone (CAZ) and reducing deforestation in Madagascar, and, the CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project which aims to conserve an area of the rainforest and prevent the release of nearly 9,500,000 tons of CO2 over the next decade, in line with Forest Stewardship Council (FCS) certification guidance.

Peter concluded there is still plenty for the company to do to accomplish their net zero ambitions, “however, being granted PAS 2060 status and committing to following its criteria year-on-year is a great way to start.”

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