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St Peters Garden Centre

St Peters Garden Centre is a family run garden centre that believe believe the environment and the impact it has upon it is extremely important and are always looking at ways to reduce its carbon footprint.
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Certified
2 years

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Highlights

Measure

Carbon reduction per employee

Reporting Boundary: St Peters Garden Centre
(Pear Tree Farm, Broomhall, Norton, Worcester,
WR5 2NY)

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D losses, OnSite Renewables, Natural gas, Red diesel, Water,Waste, Fleet, Business travel, Paper, Homeworking energy (excluded from footprint)

Reporting Period: 01 Feb 2021 to 31 Jan 2022

-44.9%

Location-based total carbon footprint

170.4 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

2.1 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

138.2 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.7 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 8 SDG.

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Certification story

St Peters Garden Centre, a family run garden centre offering the very best quality plants, indoor and outdoor goods, gardening equipment and a very high quality range of garden furniture, has achieved Planet Mark certification.

At the St Peters Garden Centre, the team believes that the environment and the impact they have upon it are extremely important. They make sure to constantly look into ways they can reduce their carbon footprint and operate in a more environmentally friendly way. As well as committing to the use of low-waste materials throughout the centre, St Peters has planted hundreds of trees around the site and grows 20% of its produce locally at its on site nursery. In 2021, the company installed 486 solar panels to generate electricity on-site. 

Garden centres have an important role to play in a sustainable transition. As proprietors and custodians of nature, garden centres are expected not only to cultivate plant life but protect it. The demands of customers in all industries are growing rapidly, and those directly tied to nature will reap the rewards of an all-encompassing sustainability strategy. 

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“It is a pleasure to announce that St. Peters Garden Centre has joined Planet Mark. The garden centre has already made many great strides in its sustainability journey, from on-site renewables to policies against waste. The addition of robust carbon footprint data will help reinforce all of the positive work the company does, and promote the ethos of continuous improvement. St Peters Garden Centre is primed to become a sustainable leader, and it is a pleasure to work with them towards this goal.”

Going beyond

Through Planet Mark, St Peters Garden Centre has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It is also helping the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future. The garden centre is looking forward to sharing its sustainability achievements with the wider community.

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year St Peters Garden Centre must reduce emissions by 2.5%.

Aim to reduce carbon emissions by 5% each year

A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.

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