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            Sustainability

            At Howdens, sustainability is central to our growing business to ensure we continue to be worthwhile for our staff, our customers, our suppliers, the environment, and the communities we serve. That is why sustainable behaviours are adopted right across the business from our material sourcing to manufacturing, right through to depot waste management and our distribution fleet. It is through these behaviours that we have achieved carbon-neutral in our dedicated factories in the UK and reached zero waste to landfill in our production operations. Both accomplishments align with the Science Based Targets Initiative (or SBTi) standards, and our ambition is to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. We also continue to develop and re-engineer our products to ensure we meet our mission statement of “no-call-back on quality”, so we produce and source products which are durable, safe, and continue to benefit the environment.

             

            • Howdens introduces HVO fuel and bio-natural liquid gas vehicles into its fleet

              We are attempting to reduce CO2, with the landmark introduction of HVO fuel and bio-natural liquid gas vehicles into the logistics fleet.

            • Howdens Sponsors Golden Globe Race Skipper Simon Curwen

              We are sponsoring sailor Simon Curwen as he competes in one of the World’s most sustainable sailing competitions, the Golden Globe Race.

             The road to zero 

            Our vision is to become the UK's leading, responsible kitchen and joinery supplier. We have a big responsibility, and we are working across the entire business to become more sustainable. From defining a net-zero plan, harnessing carbon-neutral manufacturing, reducing landfill waste, and increasing the recycled material in our products, our ambition is to create zero emissions and zero waste. 

            • Zero emissions

              We are developing company-wide targets that will allow us to halve emissions by 2030. This will play a crucial role in our overall goal to achieve net-zero by 2050.
            • Zero waste

              In 2020, we reached a significant milestone with our manufacturing and logistic processes reaching zero waste to landfill. Now, our efforts have turned to depots.

            Sustainably designed products

            Product development is central to what we do at Howdens to ensure we meet demand from our trade customers and homeowners alike. Sustainability is a key factor in the design process, with many new products being developed so they are more energy-efficient, use recycled materials, and are recyclable at end of life. It is our goal to make all new products sustainable, and we are constantly creating sustainable products we are proud of.

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