COVID-19, the environment and sustainability

COVID-19, the environment and sustainability

COVID-19, the environment and sustainability

What is the connection between COVID-19, the environment, and sustainability?

Before COVID-19

Prior to COVID-19, you may recall having seen articles, publications with regards to carbon emissions?

At the time there were many questions being asked about how we could reduce this, due to the impact on our planet.


When COVID-19 hit our radars this then got put onto the back burner.

However inadvertently this then had a positive impact on our carbon emissions.

Planes weren’t flying, cars were not being driven, trains were off the tracks. This led to a huge reduction in carbon emissions.

What happens post-pandemic?

I think that there is a concern that things will just go back to the way they were. In fact, there is a level of concern that it will increase due to companies ‘making up for lost time’.

However, we have found many more companies approaching us for certification, to show that this has had a positive impact on their business.

Certification for environmental impacts and sustainability

The main certifications we offer for environmental impacts and sustainability are UKAS ISO 14001:2015, FSC® and PEFC™

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard for Environmental Management.

It shows that you practice effective and efficient management of environmental risks.

FSC® and PEFC™

Both of these certifications are very quickly becoming a requirement for any company that wishes to display a responsible approach to purchasing wood or fibre-based products.

Find out more

You can find further information about the certifications we offer on our website.

If you would like to discuss these in more detail then we would love to hear from you. You can call us on 01952 288322 or you can also initiate a live chat on our website.

Other certifications we offer

In addition to these certifications we also offer UKAS ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018