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Farlows Group exceeds carbon emissions reduction target


The Farlows Group – owner of the Sportfish and Farlows brands – has exceeded its commitment to reduce its carbon emissions.

In early 2022, the group received a PlanetMark Business Certification and signed up to reduce its carbon footprint by 5% every year as it bids to achieve net zero emissions by 2030. In the first 12 months it achieved 7.6%.

The PlanetMark Business Certification is an internationally recognised sustainability certification for companies, acknowledging their continuous progress and encouraging action.

Robin Philpott, CEO of Farlows Group, said: “As a company we believe we are responsible for achieving the highest standards of environmental practice and for operating in a sustainable manner. As a business which is largely dependent on the external natural environment for our commercial success, the group understands that it has a duty of care for it and safeguarding its wellbeing for the future generations. It is committed to encouraging suppliers and all business associates and stakeholders to do the same.”

Last year Farlows produced 60.8tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent), equating to 1.9tCO2e per employee. The group has committed to cut this by at least 5% annually to help reduce its impact on the planet and society, striving for net zero carbon by 2030.

Philpott added: “We are very proud to have exceeded our carbon reduction target and to be certified for another year by PlanetMark. That’s just one step on the journey though – we have to keep up the momentum and keep reducing. We are committed to at least achieving another 5% this year and doing our bit to try to slow climate change. We all have a duty to do what we can to make a positive difference.”

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