The United Nations designation of 5 June 2021 as World Environment Day is aimed at highlighting that the protection and health of the environment is a major worldwide issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world. At Hardscape we understand the importance of World Environment Day and are constantly considering the impact our business has on the environment, along with taking the time to re-evaluate and change our habits for a more sustainable future.
The world needs concerted action on the environmental crisis and for our part we have re-modelled the scope of our goals and KPIs and are expediting actions to meet specific SDG business commitments to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
CO2 reductions play a part towards achieving the SDGs and at Hardscape we are already taking action to play our part:
- Hardscape are working to the SDG agenda for reducing CO2 emissions and have established their Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the last two years, and are now focussing on identifying their Scope 3 emissions.
- Through accurate measurement and the implementation of a number of initiatives, we have recently achieved a 28% year-on-year reduction in our carbon footprint (Scope 1 & 2 emissions).
- Hardscape are developing sensible but ambitious targets to further reduce all emissions in line with UK Government action plans, working with producing quarries and factories to develop CO2 net-zero contribution by 2050.
- Hardscape remain innovative and have introduced, and are further developing hard landscaping products that can reduce carbon contribution, alongside the employment of materials to create spaces with function that reduce carbon making in the process of use, for example cycle infrastructure, reducing car use, green spaces etc.
Sustainability Manager – Hardscape