Garland UK has taken a significant step in its commitment to sustainability, with the recent announcement that it will be a net-zero carbon company by 2032, 18 years earlier than the Government’s 2050 net-carbon zero targets.

Specialising in high-performance waterproofing systems across the commercial, residential, industrial and public sectors, Garland offers a complete range of building envelope products ranging from bituminous membrane, metal, and cold applied liquids to solar PV and green roof systems.

On the journey to net-zero, Garland engaged with award-winning environmental consultant Resource Futures to address four key areas for change: carbon reduction, resource efficiency, people and social value. Through essential improvements to the organisation and supply chain, Garland now has the infrastructure in place to be accountable for its environmental impact and offer quantifiable results when supporting its customer’s carbon accounting. 

John Mather, National Sales Manager at Garland UK, played an integral role in the development of the Sustainability Commitment explains, ‘now more than ever, we are working with clients who each have progressive carbon reduction targets to meet in the coming years. There was so much more we could be doing as a business to be more sustainable, and now with our Commitment in place, we have a clear path to net-zero and a better way to support our customers’ environmental initiatives in the future.’

Currently, the built environment accounts for almost 40% of the UK’s total carbon, and for many businesses, carbon reduction is now the foundation of their key sustainability targets.

With significant plans in place to reduce the carbon emissions across the supply chain, Garland’s Sustainability Commitment will see the business become carbon neutral by 2025 (Scope 1 and 2), gaining PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality certification. Following this crucial step, Garland will get Science Based Targets (SBTi) validation by 2027 to become net-zero (Scope 1, 2 and 3) by 2032.

Looking ahead to drive meaningful, sustainable change for the business, Tim Jones, Managing Director at Garland UK adds;

“This is a huge milestone for us, where we’re dedicated to making our Sustainability Commitment positively impact the roofing industry and ultimately, keep delivering better environments for our customers and the communities they serve.”