Shower manufacturer Roman says it has achieved carbon neutral certification from the Carbon Trust.
The thorough process covers all operations and emissions from Roman’s 400,000 sq ft manufacturing site on Aycliffe Business Park.
It also includes emissions from employees’ commuting, business travel and the treatment of waste generated in its own operations.
Roman said achieving Carbon Neutral status has been a key objective over recent years and highlights its “enormous and ongoing commitment to the environment”.
The firm’s CEO David Osborne, pictured above, added: “We are extremely proud to have achieved Carbon Neutral status.
“This is already extremely important for us in the hotel and project sector – increasingly so in housebuilding – and will hopefully become ever more important in the retail sector.
“We give huge focus to sustainability and further breakthroughs will be coming over the next few years.”
Roman says it also has a significant focus on materials and the circular economy, and is committed to only using recycled aluminium and ensuring that all packaging is recycled cardboard.
Hugh Jones, managing director, Advisory at the Carbon Trust, said: “We have worked with Roman this year to verify their 2019 and 2020 scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in accordance with ISO 14064-3.
“Roman has met the requirements under PAS 2060 and we are delighted to certify their emissions and operations as carbon neutral as part of their sustainability journey.”