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Hillier reduces carbon footprint as part of Planet Mark certification

By Tim Wickham
28 July 2021

Romsey-based horticulture business Hillier has reduced its carbon footprint by 15.1% in the second year of carbon footprint reporting and certification to the Planet Mark.

In order to better measure its environmental performance, in 2018 the company joined the Planet Mark certification programme. It recognises businesses that are committed to continuous improvements in sustainability, allowing companies to measure and find opportunities to reduce carbon emissions, energy and water consumption and waste. 

Hillier has now received its year-two certification and reporting figures. The calculation of its carbon footprint covered 26 sites, including its head office, nurseries and garden centres. The carbon footprint calculation figure includes emissions from electricity, transmission and distribution losses, natural gas, fuel (propane, gas and oil), water, waste, fleet and business travel. Paper use was also added for the first time in 2020.

The company has a goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 5% every year and was pleased with the latest results.