Trade associations

Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association

Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA), a membership organisation representing the very best brands within the UK gardening industry.
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Certified
3 years

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Highlights

Measure

Carbon reduction per turnover

-12.1%

Location-based total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Pemberton House office
(old office) & Maws Craft Centre office (new office)
Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses,
Fleet, Business Travel, Commuting, Waste,
Paper, Homeworking (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2022 – 31 Dec 2022

9.9 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

6.4 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

9.0 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

5.9 tC0₂e

Engage

FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 6 SDGs.

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Certification story

Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA), a membership organisation representing the very best brands within the UK gardening industry, has achieved Planet Mark certification.

This is LOFA’s second year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Since certifying to Planet Mark, the company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.

LOFA’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2021 was 7.1 tCO2e. Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association’s total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 4.7 tCO2e. 

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“Congratulations to LOFA on their second-year certification to Planet Mark. The commitment to continually measure and reduce one’s carbon footprint is an important step, not only for the organisation itself, but as a signal to its network of members. It signals that the industry as a whole can begin to make positive environmental change. I am delighted to be working with LOFA and hope the partnership is long and fruitful.”

Certification story

The Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association has made commitments beyond its pledge to cut carbon annually. The organisation has conserved an area of precious rainforest through Cool Earth’s conservation programme. The association is also committed to communicating about sustainable change throughout its network of stakeholders.

Industry organisations have an important part to play in promoting collective change on climate. As authorities on best practices within their industries, membership organisations will be called upon to lead from the front on climate action. Advice offered to members can only be trusted if the organisations themselves take action on climate. This means that member organisations must take a rigorous, scientific approach to their own sustainability policies. 

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

As part of the Planet Mark certification, LOFA has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.

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