Through every step in our process we, at Hammonds, are conscious of our impact on the environment. Every day we are taking the steps required to ensure we care for and give back to our planet.
From 2020, every edition of Moments magazine, every brochure and brochure envelope is now carbon neutral. Even better, the brochures are free from single use plastic, and 100% recyclable, you can rest peacefully knowing we’re doing our bit to look after the planet. This conscious effort saves an estimated 55 tonnes of carbon per year, which equates to more than the average annual carbon footprint of 4 people in the UK!
Our brochures have been accredited by 2 individual authorities, Carbon Quota and World Land Trust.
Carbon Quota - We are committed to reducing the environmental impact in our operations and are working with Hammonds to assess the cradle to grave carbon footprint of this publication. This assessment is being independently undertaken by Carbon Quota and we will use this to create a baseline against which we can plan carbon reduction targets for future versions
World land trust - The carbon emissions of this paper have also been offset through the World land trusts Carbon Balanced programme, which protects tropical forests under imminent threat of deforestation and degradation.
Whilst sourcing all of our materials from sustainable forests, we’ve also consciously given back to the planet, planting trees to replace the ones we used! We’ve planted over 100,000 trees in just 10 years donating over £1 million to the Woodland Trust.
We aim to create as little waste as possible, so we use all our wood offcuts to heat our factories.
With every installation our fitters will take away every scrap of packaging to our regional warehouses, our drivers will then collect this to be recycled responsibly, whether that’s in our factories or at dedicated recycling plants. Leaving your home and the environment as tidy as we can!
We also believe that making the world a better place is more than just focusing on sustainability.
We recently got involved in a fundraising event with Kelly Drummond in her attempt to raise £50,000 in just 12 months for The Ewing's Sarcoma Research Trust. Hammonds sponsored some items for Kelly’s silent auction in December. If you would like to read more about Kelly Drummond’s story, click HERE.
Elsa the cat has been living on Hammonds factory grounds for the past 14 years, and has finally been reunited with her owner. Given Elsa's health Hammonds has made a donation to her the operation she needs. To read more about Elsa the Cat, click HERE
We are looking forward to a greener future here at Hammonds and we would love for you to join us on our journey, in order to live better.