We endeavour to be an environmentally responsible company and whilst we could always do better these are the projects we have undertaken so far. We are always open to suggestions on how we can improve, and welcome any thoughts and feedback via comments to this article.
While we understand that Carbon offsetting is not as ideal as avoiding fossil fuel use in the first place, we do believe that it is a step in the right direction. As a result, we have decided to offset carbon emissions for all Jackson’s deliveries, from April 2020 to present day.
We were audited by 3Degrees who worked out the carbon emissions created by all our deliveries by land, sea and air. Once provided with a carbon emissions figure we were able to offset this with verified projects around the world through Treepoints, providing backdated payments to cover deliveries since April 2020. You can see the current carbon offset amounts here.
We have an ongoing commitment to become a carbon neutral company. While we have some way to go, we are making progress. We have ordered and are awaiting the installation of more solar panels at our Gloucester site, which will allow us to save an additional 25 metric tonnes of Carbon Dioxide and generate 42,000 kWh per annum, doubling our solar energy output. Currently 78% of our energy use is purchased from renewable sources, 17% comes from our own solar panels, and the final 5% is gas, which is also offset.
Our investigations into tackling other aspects of the supply chain are ongoing. We welcome any ideas and suggestions on how we can continue to improve.
Rewilding / Tree Planting
In 2011 we decided to plant trees to offset the use of paper in our catalogues, as of early 2021 we now have 1000+ trees planted with Trees for Life.
Alongside this, the paper we use for our catalogues is FSC certified, which ensures the forests are managed in such a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of the local people and workers.
Responsible Parcel Delivery
Our delivery partner DPD won the ‘Transport/Fleet Management Initiative of the Year’ at the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020. This award follows their ‘Green Apple Environment Award’ for environmental best practice, and a ‘Fleet Heroes’ award from the Energy Saving Trust.
Sustainable Protective Packaging
We have an ongoing and continued commitment to removing non recyclable plastics in our packaging, striving to replace them with alternatives that are easy to reuse or recycle.
Our boxes are 100% recyclable and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved. We also use paper tape to make it easier for you to recycle the boxes and cardboard that you receive from us.
Our packaging peanuts are 100% compostable. Made from sustainable starch-based raw materials using a low energy manufacturing process, they are natural, non-toxic, and break down quickly in home composting. They’re also completely water-soluble so you can dissolve them in water and pour them down the sink.
We’re committed to using 100% compostable cellophane bags to protect brushes and small items. Our 100% compostable stickers are from total chlorine free face stock (TCF), with water-based adhesives and solvent free polymers. This packaging can go into the compost bin.
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