Branded Garden Products (BGP) is excited to announce that it has become a Planet Mark Certified organisation – a reward for its commitment and efforts towards combatting climate change.

By reporting its carbon footprint for the period 1st September 2022–31st August 2023 and engaging its stakeholders, BGP is committed to significantly reducing its carbon emissions annually as part of the global movement towards a net-zero future.

Through Planet Mark Business Certification, BGP is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 2.5% annually, targeting a 5% reduction. On average, certified businesses make a 28% carbon saving per employee through reductions in energy, waste, water, travel, and procurement.

Commenting on the Certification, Chris Wright, BGP Managing Director, said:

“Driving sustainable processes and reducing carbon emissions is an increasing focus for us as leaders in the gardening sector. We are looking to create green processes around all our operations to help build a sustainable future for ourselves, our families, our colleagues and our customers.

Planet Mark accreditation will help steer our course through that process with a focussed approach, while allowing us to continue our wider discussion across our supply chain to ensure best practice.”

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What is Planet Mark Certification?

The Planet Mark Certification is an international sustainability accreditation that recognises continuous progress, encourages action and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals.

This is an incredible accomplishment for BGP, made possible with the support of the entire business. Achieving the Planet Mark Certification highlights BGP’s commitment to improving its impact on the planet and society by reducing its carbon emissions year on year.

What this means for BGP customers

In signing up to Planet Mark, BGP is also contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener, which sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet a net zero target by 2050, to help create a sustainable future.

BGP customers can be assured that they are purchasing goods from a Group committed to reducing its carbon emissions and having a positive impact on both society and the planet.

BGP’s Journey to Planet Mark Certification

Achieving Planet Mark Certification involved undertaking a three-step process:

1. Measurement: BGP is committed to reducing its carbon emissions yearly so that together we can all halt climate change and measurement is key to monitoring the Group’s progress.

2. Engagement: Employees and wider stakeholders are engaged throughout the process, to unlock their talent and knowledge, driving year-on-year progress in sustainability.

3. Communication: Transparent communication is essential for transformational change.

Holders of Planet Mark Certification deliver results that go beyond compliance, reaching new levels of sustainability and engaging their people in the process.

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