Ferryhill Town Council is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Bronze Investors in the Environment Accreditation for its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.
In response to the Climate Change Emergency declared across County Durham, the Town Council adopted its own Environment Policy in October 2020 and begun the process of monitoring all of its resources including gas, electric, water, fuel, paper and waste. Determined to reduce its resource usage and its Carbon Footprint, the Town Council made a pledge to Investors in the Environment, and have worked hard to implement an Environmental Management System that will ensure that the Council continues in its environmental journey, implementing measures that will see the Council significantly reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions it releases into the environment each year, with the aim of becoming Carbon Neutral.
Claire Thompson, Executive Manager of Genee, who deliver the Investors in the Environment Accreditation Scheme across the North East of England said ‘Ferryhill Town Council has really committed to understanding its environmental impact and making the right plans to reduce it and achieve its Climate Change Declaration ambitions. Karen Younghusband has enthusiastically led much of this work, and the Council has achieved a well-deserved Bronze Level Investors in the Environment Accreditation. I look forward to seeing the implementations of these plans resulting in future resource and carbon emission reductions in 2022’.
Town Mayor, Councillor David Farry said ‘Ferryhill Town Council takes its responsibility for the environment seriously and is thoroughly committed to reducing its carbon footprint, and its impact on the environment. The Council is extremely grateful to Claire Thompson at Genee for all her support in guiding us through our Investors in the Environment journey. I am thrilled that Ferryhill Town Council has achieved a Bronze Accreditation, and I look forward to building on this success moving forward, eventually becoming Carbon Neutral, while also encouraging other partner organisations to improve their own green credentials.’