Booker Group has achieved four certifications to the Carbon Trust Standard, recognising reductions in carbon emissions, waste output, water use and the achievement of zero waste to landfill status.
Booker Group is the first company to hold these four certification together. The company has reduced overall carbon emissions by 3.7%, while water usage has been reduced by 12%. There has been a waste reduction of 6%. Initiatives supporting this achievement included the continued rolling out of LED lighting, upgrading to a lower emission HGV fleet, improved vehicle telematics, and dealing with food waste through local charity donations and the use of anaerobic digestion to create energy.
“We are delighted to be the first company that holds these four Carbon Trust Standards,” says Catherine Marston, sustainability manager. “This is a reflection on how seriously we take our responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment.”