We are Carbon Neutral
Through a combination of continuous improvements and carbon offsetting, we are proud to announce that from March 2023, London Stone became the first UK paving supplier to go carbon neutral.
We're all responsible for leaving a planet that can be enjoyed by future generations and don't take this responsibility lightly, which is why our programme to reduce our carbon footprint is headed up by one of our owners and directors. Gavin Walley is our fulfilment director, a founder of London Stone and passionate advocate for the environment.
How did we go carbon neutral?
After taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint, we balanced out the remaining emissions by investing in carbon offsetting projects.
Carbon offsetting balances out emissions that have already been released by supporting projects around the world that provide solutions to climate change (i.e. decarbonising electricity grids, reducing deforestation, sequestering carbon etc).
Carbon offsetting projects also bring advantages to local communities where they are implemented - often in developing countries. Supporting these types of projects complements existing Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, and demonstrates climate change leadership.
Evaluating our Environmental Performance
Our goal is to reduce absolute emissions on an annual basis, however this may not always be possible as our business grows in size. That's why we have committed to reducing our emissions proportionally to the size of our business and will demonstrate this by reporting the amount of CO2 we emit per m² of material sold. We calculate this figure by:
CO2 emitted / m²of material sold
Total tons CO2 emitted
Total m² material sold
Reporting the data in this way means that even as our business grows, our performance in reducing carbon emissions as a proportion of sales can still be easily assessed.
We've put together the key environmental metrics that tell the story of our environmental performance in this quick glance score card with annual comparisons to show our progress.
Find our FAQs on the environment
We have put together a list of common questions that our customers ask us about the environment and our approach to reducing our carbon footprint.