Glass packaging company Croxsons is marking its 150th anniversary by completing a number of environmental initiatives, including committing to achieving carbon net zero.
One of the initiatives is funding the planting of 150,000 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 more than 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 11 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 its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions from this year. It is in the process of working towards targets for Scope 3 emissions.
Croxsons chief executive, Tim Croxson, said: “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.
“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.”