Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has taken a significant step closer to its Net-Zero target having achieved Planet Mark certification. In January RRT announced its commitment to becoming a Net-Zero business by 2040.
Planet Mark is a sustainability certification that provides businesses the support to understand their impact on the planet whilst helping to build transparent and trusted businesses in terms of sustainability progression. The Planet Mark Business Certification is an internationally recognised sustainability certification for business acknowledging continuous progress, encouraging action, and building an empowered community of like-minded individuals.
As part of the commitment to Net-Zero 2040, RRT’s major focus is on direct emissions (Scope 1 & 2) and the reduction of fossil fuel use, energy efficiency, maximising renewables and procuring green energy. This is a process of continual improvement and refinement with all its three manufacturing sites sharing knowledge and initiatives in its own internal ‘race to zero’.
As part of the Planet Mark certification RRT is working hard towards its sustainability goals by reducing its total carbon per employee. One of its first targets being to reduce carbon by 5 per cent from its current figure of 18.6tCO2e per employee. The total carbon footprint calculation figure includes emissions from purchased electricity, transmission and distribution losses, natural gas, fuel, waste, and business travel.
As part of its work with Planet Mark, Russell Roof Tiles is supporting the partnership with between the sustainability certification company and climate change charity, Cool Earth. RRT has now protected an acre of rainforest in association with Cool Earth.
Daniel Hancox, business support manager, said: “We’re delighted to reach another major milestone in our Net Zero journey with the support of Planet Mark. We were the first British roof tile manufacturer to achieved an “Excellent” rating for responsible supplier sourcing and have also signed up to the SME Climate Hub, which is a government initiative aimed at getting SME businesses in the UK on the path to Net Zero.”