Hillier Nurseries Achieves Certification to The Planet Mark

Hillier Nurseries Ltd is proud to have achieved certification to The Planet Mark. 

In the company's first year of reporting and certification, the carbon footprint has been calculated to be 1,865.3 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 4.8 tCO2e per employee. The carbon footprint calculation figure includes emissions from purchased electricity, transmission and distribution losses, natural gas, fuel, waste, and business travel.

Hillier aims to be a leader in good environmental practice, developing a sustainable approach to managing waste, water and its plants. Waste is kept to a minimum throughout the nurseries’ supply chain. Its nurseries are 85% water self-sufficient through a drainage system in which rainwater and irrigation runoff is collected, filtered, cleaned, treated on sited and used to irrigate crops. In 2019, Hillier also became the first UK ornamental tree nursery to be accredited with the Woodland Trusts UK Sourced and Grown Assurance Scheme (UKSG).

Hillier has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.


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