The kitchen supplier has been awarded a carbon neutral certification from the Carbon Trust for its manufacturing sites in Howden and Runcorn.

Howdens Joinery, the UK’s number one trade kitchen supplier, has shown its commitment to maintaining carbon neutrality for its manufacturing operations in Howden and Runcorn by achieving carbon neutral certification from the Carbon Trust.

Established in 2001, the Carbon Trust works with businesses, governments and institutions around the world, helping them contribute to, and benefit from, a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies, and commercialising low carbon businesses, systems and technologies.

The certification Howdens Joinery has achieved confirms that its Yorkshire (Howden) and Cheshire (Runcorn) manufacturing sites meet the requirements of the internationally recognised PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality.

Manufacturing operations at both sites constitute 40% of Howdens Joinery Group Plc overall Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. In 2021, these sites manufactured over 4.2 million cabinets.

Rob Black, Director of ESG at Howdens, said: “Our ESG vision to be the UK’s leading responsible kitchen business means that we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment in all areas.

"Carbon reduction has been embedded within our operational plans for many years and we are proud to have held the Carbon Trust Standard for carbon reduction for the last decade."

Hugh Jones, Managing Director at Carbon Trust Advisory, said: “Howdens has been certified to the Carbon Trust Standard since 2012. This builds on Howdens efforts in reducing carbon emissions year-on year and further demonstrates their commitment to progressing on their sustainability journey.”