Retail

Van Hage Garden Company

With over 60 years of experience at the cutting edge of garden and leisure retailing, Van Hage Garden Company remain at the forefront of horticulture. The company is committed to operating each of its three garden centres with environmental consideration.

Certified
1 year

Certification story

With over 60 years of experience at the cutting edge of garden and leisure retailing, Van Hage Garden Company remain at the forefront of horticulture. The company is committed to operating each of its three garden centres with environmental consideration. Van Hage has already established actions to increase positive contributions to nature, biodiversity and the environment; from harvesting rainwater to recycling programmes.

Looking to strengthen its environmental credentials, Van Hage Garden Company will be working with Planet Mark to measure and reduce its carbon emissions and share its journey with its community to inspire others. Understanding and measuring its carbon footprint is the first step in identifying ways to minimise its impact on the planet. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, it will be able to increase its positive impact significantly and hopes to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Through Planet Mark, Van Hage Garden Company will be protecting an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It will also be 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.

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Van Hage Garden Company 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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