Subscribe to our weekly newsletters
Subscribe to newsletter

 

Editor's Note: Marshalls provide:-

Commercial landscapesCommercial landscapes
Block pavingBlock paving
Garden designGarden design
LandscapingLandscaping
Stone pavingStone paving
Inspirational landscapesInspirational landscapes
Driveway visualiserDriveway visualiser

Request Information

Home
Include Article
Advertise
 

 

 
 

Links
Request Information
Terms of use
Contact

 

Request Facilities / Interiors product information

Request Architectural product information External

Request Architectural product information Internal

Request Mechanical HVAC product information

Request Electrical product information

 

Consumers want more carbon footprints and Marshalls has it covered

A recent study has revealed that nearly two thirds of consumers are more likely to buy a product if action is being taken to reduce its carbon footprint.

According to the survey, conducted by the Carbon Trust, 58 per cent of consumers value companies that are taking positive action and reducing carbon emissions.

This is good news for hard landscaping company, Marshalls Plc, which has placed carbon impact reduction at the top of its business priorities.
.
In 2008, Marshalls completed the carbon footprinting of products in its domestic range and worked with the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Labelling Company to officially label a total of 503 products - the highest number of carbon labelled products in the world by one company.

Consumers, however, are not confident that companies are doing enough to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change. Only 12 per cent of those surveyed felt that enough is being done and just under half of the 1000 consumers surveyed called for help in making better choices on reducing their carbon footprint.

This is an issue that Marshalls is very conscious of. As a result of its own carbon labelling work, the company has called for more companies to label all their products, not just a select few, so that consumers can benefit from making informed choices.

Chris Harrop is Marshalls’ Group Marketing Director. He says: “The major challenge we originally faced with our carbon reduction efforts was apathy and the idea that one person’s efforts to confront climate change is wasted. The results of this survey show clearly that consumers are now much more aware of the environmental impact of their own consumption, particularly carbon footprints. However, it’s not good enough to simply label just a few products. Carbon labelling is about making comparisons. Consumers need to be able to compare the carbon footprints of different products, otherwise it’s like measuring against nothing.”

To further educate its customers, Marshalls also provides carbon product labelling information in brochures and online to empower them to make responsible decisions. Marshalls’ website (www.marshalls.co.uk) includes Marshalls’ Guide to Carbon Labelling as well as a carbon calculator.

The findings of the Carbon Trust study also revealed that more shoppers now understand what carbon labeling is and the overall concept of carbon footprinting.

Harrop continues: “A single methodology and defined labelling scheme across all industries is crucial to accelerating consumer confidence and support, and we will continue to challenge other companies to follow our lead. We need to be in a position where carbon footprints and carbon impact are considered as attentively as core business, even in the time of a recession.”

Marshalls’ carbon labelling programme is part of its Campaign for Better Landscapes, which calls for businesses and individuals to realise the social, economic and environmental benefits from creating better landscapes.

Marshalls recently won a Big Tick from the Business in the Community Awards in the Climate Change category, for its work on carbon labelling and carbon impact management. The company also received a major Commendation at this week's Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Environmental Leadership Awards


Email: anne@ethical-comms.com


Underfloor Heating Supplies Ltd Underfloor heating systems News 290609

ISG Construction Services Specialists Special Work News 290609

Kalzip Standing seam systems Solar solutions Metal News 290609

Danfoss Invertor Drives Controls Motors Variable Speed News 290609

Marshalls Sectional Buildings Sectional Buildings News 290609

Digital Surface Research Ltd Digital surface News 290609

Mackay Engineering Engineering design Fabrication architectural Fabrication machining News 290609

Saint-Gobain Sustainable design Construction exhibition Building design News 290609

Aardvark Concrete Ready mixed concrete News 290609

Midland Fixings Group Stainless fixings Stainless fasteners News 290609

Formica High Pressure Laminate Melamine Faced Chipboard News 290609

LSI Architects Architectural consultants Urban design News 290609

FOAMGLAS Residential Commercial building materials Industrial building News 290609

Schneider Electric Electrical distribution Automation control Switchgear Transformers News 010709

Eaton Busbars Electrical Accessories HV Transmission Distribution News 010709

Knauf Insulation Plasterboards Plasters Drylining Aquapanel Tile Backer News 010709

IntelliHeat Heaters Kalirel Electric Heating Electric Heaters News 010709

Socomec Electrical Switchgear Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems News 010709

Marshall-Tufflex Cable Management Floor Boxes Underfloor Services News 010709

Flowcrete Screeds Renders Floor Screeds Floor Resins News 010709

Carillion Construction company Civil engineers News 010709

Kawneer Curtain Wall Systems Door systems Framing News 010709

Costain Project Management Offsite Construction Extensions Refurbishments News 010709

ARDEX Screeds Renders Ceramic Adhesives Grouts News 020709

Weatherite Building Services Air Handling Units Air Movement Fans News 020709

Eaton-Williams Performance Louvres Dehumidification Humidification Packaged Plantrooms News 020709

Rockwool Stone wool insulation solutions News 020709

T.I. Dynamic Facades Cladding Materials High Performance Façades Rainscreen News 020709

NorDan Fenestration Contractors Public Sector Windows Public News 020709

SIKA Architectural cladding Rainscreen cladding Ceramic cladding News 020709

RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects News 020709

Persimmon Homes Anglia Architecture, planning and development News 020709

SIKA Architectural cladding Rainscreen cladding Ceramic cladding News 020709

Green Footprint Solutions Environmentally friendly insulation systems News 020709

GRAND DESIGNS LIVE Building Design Exhibition News 020709

Bilco Access doors Fire ventilation Roof hatches News 020709

Xtralis Fire detection and control systems Traffic management News 030709

Pick Everard Architecture planning and development News 030709

3M Branding Graphics solutions Commercial applications Interactive News 030709

Rok plc Planned repairs and refurbishment Response maintenance News 030709

Armstrong Ceilings Metal systems for suspended ceilings Architectural News 030709

Door and Hardware Federation Doors Shutters Door Furniture News 030709

WorldSkills Calgary 2009 Biggest skills competition in the world News 030709

Marley Eternit Roofing Clay Tiles Concrete Tiles Slates News 030709

Bathroom Manufacturers Association Manufacturers of bathrooms Bathroom equipment Sanitary News 030709

ISG Construction Services Specialists Special Work Services News 030709

3M Branding Graphics solutions Commercial applications Interactive News 030709

LHA-ASRA Urban Living Property Development Construction Businesses News 030709

Expamet Building Products Reinforced concrete structures Support system Secondary News 030709

The Harris Partnership Architectural Public Sector Services Architectural Residential News 030709

RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects News 030709

Freeland Rees Roberts Churches & Cathedrals Conservation Plans News 030709

JOHNSTONE steel and Cladding Coatings Hygiene Coatings News 030709

TTA The Tile Association News 030709

RMJM Architecture planning and design News 030709

Sandtoft Roof Tiles Roofing Range Roof Tiles Roofing Systems News 030709

LSI Architects Architectural consultants Urban design Residential design News 030709

Marshalls Commercial landscapes Block paving Garden design News 030709

EcoRight Plasters Renders Mortars Fillers Paints Biofuel News 030709

Ibstock Bricks Clay Bricks Brick Slips Brick News 030709

Eurocell Natural Ventilation Window Automation Facade Technology News 030709

Brett Martin In Plane Rooflights Out of Plane News 030709

Powerminster Gleeson Services Renovation Refurbishment Construction News 030709

Miller Construction Construction Company House building Property Development News 030709

BBA British Board of Agrement News 030709

Mitsubishi Electric Air Curtains Split Systems VRV News 030709

Andromeda Lighting control Lighting control systems Smart homes News 060709

Pilkington Group Ceramic wall tiles Natural stone tiles News 060709

Timberplay Playground equipment Outdoor play equipment News 060709

Pilkington Group Ceramic wall tiles Natural stone tiles News 060709

Tyco Electronics Energy Management Engineered Electronic Components Network Solutions Wireless Systems News 060709

Steadmans Roofing Products Cladding Products Structural products News 060709

Fläkt Woods Air Handling Units Air Movement Fans News 060709

HVMS High voltage applications Power distribution systems News 060709

Icel Group Generators and Power Systems News 060709

Hager Electrical Distribution Electrical Manufacturers Power Distribution News 060709

POLYFLOR Sports Surfaces Safety Flooring Floor Flexible News 060709

Riegens Lighting Lighting Internal Architectural Feature Lighting Commercial News 060709

Ancon Building Products Masonry Support Systems Wall Ties Channel News 060709

ARDEX Screeds Renders Ceramic Adhesives Grouts Floor News 060709

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Safety Doors Bomb Blast Resistant Doors News 060709

ARDEX Screeds Renders Ceramic Adhesives Grouts Floor News 070709

PIPE2000 Floor Heating Cooling Pre-Insulated News 070709

GROHE Premium bath fittings Premium showers Kitchen News 080709

GROHE Premium bath fittings Premium showers News 080709

GROHE Premium bath fittings Premium showers Kitchen News 080709

SIKA Architectural cladding Rainscreen cladding Ceramic cladding News 080709

Pilkington Glass manufacturer News 080709

S & P Coil Products Limited Doors Heaters Air Curtains Air Curtains News 080709

Knauf Insulation Plasterboards Plasters Aquapanel Tile Backer Partitions News 080709

Pilkington Tiles Ceramic wall tiles Natural stone tiles News 080709

Planning Portal Government gateway to planning information News 090709

Herrington Gate Furniture Bepoke furniture News 090709

Tretford Carpets Ltd Contract carpet supplier Commercial carpet News 090709

CIOB Building Control and Standards Facilities Management News 090709

Aico Smoke and fire detection News 090709

SAS International Architectural Steelwork Ceiling Systems ceiling panels News 090709

Panel Systems Insulation products Composite architectural panels News 100709

ACTIS Insulation Thermal Insulation Floor Insulation Roof Insulation News 100709

Powerminster Gleeson Services Renovation Refurbishment Construction Services Specialists News 100709

Purcell Miller Tritton Architects Architecture Buildings Designers Historic Building News 100709

Platform Lift Company Platform lifts Public access lifts Independent News 100709

Collingwood Lighting Lighting for the home Retail and commercial News 100709

CP Electronics Energy saving lighting controls Lighting control systems News 100709

EMCOR Group Engineering services Facilities management Sustainable business solutions News 100709

ISG Construction Services Specialists Special Work Services New Builds News 100709

Bathgate Flooring Raised Access Flooring Contract Flooring Acoustic News 100709

Aspire Housing Urban Living Property Development Construction Businesses News 100709

InterfaceFLOR Manufacture of modular commercial flooring News 100709

Delmatic’s Lighting management News 100709

WIENERBERGER Brick Manufacturer Concrete Producers News 100709

Aspire Housing Urban Living Property Development Construction Businesses News 100709

Arundel Jones Associates Ltd Registered in England and Wales No. 07334149
Hill Farm, Linton Hill, Maidstone, Kent ME 17 4AL
Tel : 01622 745333 email
copyright all rights reserved

News Categories : Commercial landscapes
Block paving
Garden design
Landscaping
Stone paving
Inspirational landscapes
Driveway visualiser