The Gardens Group

United by a commitment to green spaces and the wider community, The Gardens Group inspire, educate and engage with gardeners of all ages and levels of expertise.
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2 years

Garden centre green plants



Carbon reduction per employee

Reporting Boundary: UK operations

Emission sources: Electricity, Natural Gas, Building Fuel, Fleet Travel, Business Travel and Waste

Reporting Period: 1 Sep 2020 to 31 Aug 2021


Location-based total carbon footprint

334.7 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

3.0 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

355.6 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

3.1 tC0₂e


FTE employees

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



UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 7 SDG.


Certification story

United by a commitment to green spaces and the wider community, The Gardens Group inspire, educate and engage with gardeners of all ages and levels of expertise.

This is The Gardens Group’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. 

Achieving the Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. 

Over the next year, The Gardens Group will be working towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, the company will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“I am really pleased to see The Gardens Group’s new focus on sustainability. Actions speak louder the words, and The Gardens Group is walking the walk on sustainability. It takes a whole team to come together to build a robust environmental strategy, and I applaud everyone involved in making this a reality. It is a pleasure to work with such a positive and dynamic team that is dedicated to positive business.”

Certification story

The Gardens Group is keen to demonstrate the role that its industry can play in protecting wildlife and the environment, as well as bringing people together through gardening to promote better health and wellbeing. As well as the commitment to cut carbon emissions year-on-year, The Gardens Group has a peat-free policy that has seen tremendous progress over recent years. The company has also pledged to conserve an acre of endangered rainforest with the conservation charity Cool Earth. 

Businesses must act urgently if we are to reach our collective climate goals. The business community is a major cause of global emissions, but honest, transparent and ambitious sustainability strategies can help both reduce emissions, and promote the business. As well as helping create efficiencies within the business, sustainability can help engage consumers in your business’s brand, and build deeper, more impactful relationships. A robust sustainability strategy can then help both the planet and profitability.  

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

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

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