Carbon neutral accreditation secured earlier than planned for nationwide grounds maintenance and landscaping specialist
Nurture Landscapes Group, consisting of Nurture Landscapes and Gavin Jones Ltd, granted internationally-recognised carbon neutral specification for measures at Surrey head office and at client sites.
The Group has been awarded Carbon Neutral status in accordance with the PAS 2060 specification, four years ahead of target as a result of its ongoing commitment to sustainable operation in all areas. The firm also holds ISO 14001 and 50001 accreditations for environmental and energy management respectively.
In its 2019 carbon neutral statement, Nurture Group pledged to become a PAS 2060 accredited organisation by 2025 and achieve full net zero status by 2030. The former is the result of a wide internal evaluation of all the Group’s sites nationwide and the activities of its 1250 staff.
CEO Peter Fane commented: “Operating sustainably and reducing our impact on the environment has been a promise of Nurture Landscapes Group since day one. As individuals, we all have a part to play in preserving our environment for future generations and I’m proud of our teams for doing their bit in helping us as a company achieve our target ahead of schedule. Evaluating individual processes and devising new ones has been a monumental task but one we were fully committed to doing carefully in order to cover each criteria.
“In addition to continuing to work alongside our customers and suppliers to ensure that the materials, tools, and techniques we use continue to minimise the impact on our environment, we are investing in significant carbon offsetting projects in Madagascar, Uruguay and the Amazon, which we have chosen because of how close they are to our own activities and industry, rather than how much they cost. After all, we believe that companies such as ours have a duty to safeguarding the world our children will inherit.”
Nurture Group maintains sites across the UK, such as business parks, hotels, and Royal gardens, utilising various measures such as battery-powered vehicles and tools. The firm is also reviewing its company vehicle policy in line with advancements made in electric and hybrid technology, and assessing its own supply chain to identify areas on which its carbon footprint can be further reduced.
Moving forwards, Nurture Group has committed to reducing its annual carbon footprint year on year, with individual action points being reviewed every six months.