Harrow Green cuts business driving emissions by 31%

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Relocation firm Harrow Green has cut its non-core business driving emissions by 31%.

The company has cut its overall carbon footprint per employee by 12% in the last year, according to The Planet Mark, the certification programme provided by Planet First in partnership with the Eden Project. 

Vehicle carbon footprint for business travel - including company cars, but excluding trucks, due to growth - has been cut by 31%.

Emissions were measured across energy and water at four of Harrow Green’s eight UK locations as well as the fuel used for the company’s fleet and non-fleet vehicles for the year ending May 2015. The figures were then compared against those from the previous 12 months. 

The company is also introducing a SAFED (safe and fuel efficient driving) training programme.

Harrow Green managing director, Nigel Dews, said: “We take sustainability very seriously at Harrow Green and we’re fully committed to reducing our environmental impact. This is a priority for our entire team and we know it’s important to our customers.”

The company now employs 289 full-time equivalent employees, a rise of almost a third on the previous year. The company has set a target to reduce its carbon footprint by a minimum of five per cent over the coming year.

Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First, provider of The Planet Mark, said: “Reducing operational carbon footprint for any business that is growing rapidly is challenging, but particularly for those operating in the relocation sector. We therefore congratulate Harrow Green on achieving the Planet Mark certification for its year-on-year progress on sustainability and we salute its ambition to set even more stringent targets for next year.”

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