Leading manufacturer of timber products, Archwood Group, have implemented a new carbon reduction plan as it celebrates significant first year achievements as part of the United Nations’ Race to Net Zero campaign.
Archwood Group is a family owned, professionally run, leading manufacturer of timber products with two trading brands: Richard Burbidge and Atkinson & Kirby. Since joining the United Nations’ Race to Zero Campaign in November 2021, the business has already achieved a 62% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions.
As part of its pledge to achieve Net Zero, Archwood Group is committed to reaching zero emissions by 2050 and halving emissions across all facets of the business by 2030. To help further its sustainability goals and verify its carbon footprint, Archwood Group also partnered with Planet Mark, an independent sustainability certification body to help assess and verify the group’s carbon footprint and subsequent reductions.
Following the group’s first year of actions, the team have seen a 62% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 carbon missions. This follows various actions that the manufacturer has put in place, including the installation of over 2,600 solar panels at its Chirk factory, installing seven electric vehicle charging points, upgrading to electric fork lift trucks and switching to 100% renewable power on site. The business also plans to eliminate all non-recyclable plastics from its packaging over the course of 2023.
As a result, Archwood Group has already been shortlisted for two awards for its recent sustainability achievements at the FSB Sustainability Awards and the Wales Business Awards for ‘Green Business of the Year’.
Both its Chirk factory in North Wales and in Livingston, Scotland, are included within the net zero commitment to measure and reduce the direct emissions, including transportation from timber sources to the supplier, to Archwood Group and onto the customer.
Now, a full carbon reduction plan has been established to continue these year-on-year results. Across the entire business, from fuel to energy, a long-term commitment has been put in place to achieve net zero by 2050 and reduce global carbon emissions by 50% before 2030.
Further ambitions include: eliminating all carbon emissions from fuels consumed at all operational sites and its internal HGV fleet by 2030, as well as achieving zero carbon emissions and the ability to generate 100% of its own energy requirement by 2030.
Josh Burbidge, Managing Director of Archwood Group, comments:
“A total reduction of 62% in carbon emissions within one year is an incredible achievement and demonstrates all of the hard work that our team has dedicated towards our sustainability goals.”
“The carbon reduction plan now set in place at Archwood will ensure these results are maintained and improved annually. Our involvement in the Race to Zero campaign is at the forefront of all of our business decisions and will continue to be in years to come.”
For information about Richard Burbidge, please visit: richardburbidge.com
For information about Atkinson & Kirby, please visit: akirby.co.uk