Established in 2012, hand-dryer manufacturer Velair aims to reduce its environmental impact, and to contribute towards social responsibility, particularly in the areas of its social, economic and environmental choices.
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Location-based total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Milton Keynes operations (2E Queensway, New Milton BH25 5NN)

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Water, Waste, Fleet, Business Travel, Paper, Freight

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

14.5 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

2.9 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

19.5 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

3.9 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 5 SDGs.


Certification story

Hand-dryer manufacturer Velair has achieved the Planet Mark certification. The company’s aim is to reduce its environmental impact, and increase its positive impact on society.

Looking to strengthen its environmental credentials, Velair is working with Planet Mark to 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, the company 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 directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It has also helped 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 Velair 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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