Howden Joinery Ltd, the UK’s number one trade kitchen supplier, has announced its commitment to maintaining carbon neutrality for its manufacturing operations at key sites in Howden and Runcorn by achieving carbon neutral certification from the
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The certification Howden Joinery Ltd has achieved confirms that its Yorkshire (Howden) and Cheshire (Runcorn) manufacturing sites meet the requirements of the internationally recognised PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality. Manufacturing operations
at both sites constitute 40% of Howdens Joinery Group Plc overall Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.
Rob Black, Director of ESG at Howdens said, “Our ESG vision to be the UK’s leading responsible kitchen business means that we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment in all areas. Carbon reduction has been embedded within our
operational plans for many years and we are proud to have held the Carbon Trust Standard for carbon reduction for the last decade. We’re delighted to have achieved our Carbon Neutral certification and can proudly say that we continue to look
for new ways that will contribute to our sustainability effort as a company.”
Hugh Jones, Managing Director at Carbon Trust Advisory said: “Howdens has been certified to the Carbon Trust Standard since 2012 and this year, we have worked with Howdens to verify their emissions at their Howden and Runcorn sites.
We are delighted to confirm the two sites have met the requirements of PAS 2060 for carbon neutrality. This builds on Howdens’ efforts in reducing carbon emissions year-on year and further demonstrates their commitment to progressing on their sustainability journey.”
For more information about carbon neutrality certification, please visit: https://www.carbontrust.com/what-we-do/assurance-and-certification/carbon-neutral-certification
Find out more about Howdens’ commitment to sustainability, here.
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Founded in 1995 with just 14 depots, Howdens has grown to be the UK’s leading trade kitchen supplier* having delivered over six million fitted kitchens to the UK market. Now with over 750 depots nationwide, Howdens offers a vast product range from local stock, with experts found at every depot.
Howdens design kitchens to suit every home, but above all else Howdens believes in expert craftmanship. Selling only direct to the trade ensures that Howdens’ products are installed to the highest standard, with their kitchen cabinets receiving a 25-year guarantee as standard.
Howdens is the exclusive supplier of the UK’s best-selling integrated appliance brand, Lamona. Offering a wide range of cooking, cooling, laundry and dishwashing appliances.
*Source: Mintel, September 2020, UK Kitchens and Kitchen Furniture: Inc Impact Of Covid-19.
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