Environmental sustainability is a concern that affects us all. At Ashfords, we are committed to playing our part to manage our impact, reduce our natural resource consumption and promote a sustainable approach across our business and through our supply chains.

We have a cross firm environmental group leading our initiatives in this area. This group is responsible for tracking our performance and leading on the design and implementation of the actions that we need to take to improve. 

The group is also responsible for promoting environmentally conscious decision-making at the firm. This includes how the actions we each take can help to reduce our collective consumption of materials and energy and improve the environment in the areas where we live and work.

Some of the actions we are taking include:

  • Monitoring our emissions annually: To track our performance and hold ourselves accountable to reducing our impact each year.
  • Annual resource and emission reductions: Introducing an increasing number of measures to reduce our negative impact on the environment such as lower electricity use, increasing use of sustainable materials, moving toward local supply chains, reducing commuting and business travel – and much more.
  • Investing in sustainability: Financial investment in projects that negate our C02 emissions through, for example, tree planting; as well as toward projects that contribute to novel research in sustainability, such as seaweed farming.
  • Volunteering: Encourage volunteering amongst our people and through our bi-annual team days to contribute to sustainability initiatives.
  • The Ocean Conservation Trust: Through our three-year, three charity programme – supporting the Ocean Conservation Trust with fundraising and volunteering initiatives.
  • Employee benefits: Offering employee benefits and initiatives that help to reduce our environmental impact, such as our Cycle to Work scheme.
Environmental Impact
500 %

reduction in our reportable emissions since our baseline year of FY19/20

White Equal Arrows

mangrove trees planted in Madagascar which are estimated to sequester 246 tCO2 in their lifetime

Donation (1)

native broadleaf trees planted in North Devon, estimated to sequester 20 tCO2 in their lifetime