Thursday, September 29, 2022

Croxsons celebrates 150th anniversary by planting 150,000 trees

In celebrating a remarkable 150th anniversary this year, glass packaging company, Croxsons, has marked the occasion by completing a number of environmental initiatives, focused on their environmental impact. This includes committing to achieve carbon net zero as part of the company’s carbon reduction strategy and it is already working towards this target.

One of the initiatives included funding the planting of 150,000 new trees during the year through Bristol-based environmental services company, Ecologi. Planting trees is proven to be one of the most effective tools to tackle the climate crisis, reportedly helping to undo over 30 years of carbon damage and keeping temperatures from rising above 1.5°C. The company currently sits in the top 40 of Ecologi’s tree planting leaderboard for businesses. Further to this, the other projects that Croxsons have chosen to be involved with meet eleven of the UN’s sustainable development goals, addressing challenges such as poverty, equality, economic growth and sustainable living with the oceans.

The company has also made a substantial investment in the environment by committing to reducing and offsetting the balance of their Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions from this year, and are in the process of working towards targets for Scope 3 emissions.

“Alongside our continued and considerable pledge to charitable endeavours, which has seen us fund the building of classrooms in Malawi, our commitment to playing our part in addressing the challenges around climate change, both at home and further afield, test both ourselves and the wider industry,” said Croxsons’ CEO, Tim Croxson. “We can’t do everything, but we must do something, and these activities are exactly that. We look forward to working with stakeholders, our supply chain and customers, so we can all play our part.”

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