ProCook has announced a partnership with the Woodland Trust to mitigate its current carbon emissions, as part of the company’s long-term sustainability strategy. The strategy follows The Environment Agency’s road map for cutting carbon emissions and reaching net zero by 2030.
The retailer has proactively reduced carbon emissions through a number of initiatives which include partnering with DPD for carbon neutral parcel delivery, operating an all-electric fleet of company vehicles, switching to LED lighting and operating a zero waste to landfill policy at its headquarters, but will mitigate all further emissions through its Woodland Trust donation.
ProCook HR & ESG Director Sarah Wheatley said: “The Woodland Trust is a perfect partner to support ProCook’s sustainability journey as we work towards our goal of net zero emissions by 2030. We’ve already made considerable effort to reduce our carbon footprint, but we still have a way to go, and mitigating our carbon emissions through the Woodland Carbon scheme will help us achieve our goal in an engaging way that directly affects UK biodiversity. This first step signifies great progress towards our net zero ambitions which we hope to reach well within the government deadline.”
The Woodland Carbon scheme helps organisations reduce their carbon footprint by locking up unavoidable carbon emissions through planting trees. The Trust creates sustainable woodlands, planting UK native trees with a unique focus on nature as the ultimate beneficiary.
In addition to the core purpose of the partnership, ProCook employees will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and join the Woodland Trust on crucial planting days throughout the year.
Pip Greensmith, Head of Partnerships, The Woodland Trust said: “We’re delighted to welcome ProCook as our latest Woodland Carbon partner. By investing in our Woodland Carbon scheme ProCook are demonstrating their commitment to the environment, enabling The Trust to create high quality woodland that will help in the fight against climate change and nature loss in the UK.!