Abode offer the latest innovations in their extensive range of kitchen and bathroom taps and sinks
Home buyers continue to seek the latest innovations for the contemporary home and lifestyle, as demand for luxury kitchens which are safe and climate-friendly rise. By thinking more about sustainability, architects and designers are now specifying evergreen solutions to further satisfy clients and save them time, money and energy.
Established in 2002, we specialise in the design and distribution of market leading kitchen taps, sinks, bathroom taps and showering solutions. What’s more, all products are designed in the UK by our in-house Product Design & Development Team with our technical design and product management team working closely from trend identification to concept, to design and feedback.
With headquarters in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Abode is part of Norcros plc and has earned a formidable reputation as one of the most innovative kitchen and bathroom brands in the KBB and interior design industry. Thanks to our domestic style of design and manufacture, we believe our products are grounded in real world experience of UK lifestyle changes such as the rise of multigenerational household and the evolution of industrial style, and extensive field studies on product ergonomics and water management.
We believe it is our responsibility to effectively convey our commitment in these areas and as more manufacturers are investing in eco-friendly initiatives to design products, source materials and increase energy efficiency, it makes perfect sense for designers to partner with these types of brands so you can greenify your project portfolio with the introduction of recommended third-party eco credentials.
Part of our ongoing ESG strategy and corporate responsibility to reduce and offset its emissions, 125 state-of-the-art Solar Photovoltaic Panels have been installed on one of our building’s large south-facing roofs, which offers a combined output of 50k/watt every hour. The energy generated from the newly installed Solar Panels will produce enough electricity to independently power the Barnsley site, as well as produce surplus energy during the summer months to sell back to the National Grid.
We are also really proud to announce that as part of a 2022 Scope 1 and 2 assessment on emissions, our carbon output has reduced by 60% since 2018! In March 2022, we celebrated another environmental milestone by becoming PlanetMark certified as Carbon Neutral, bolstered by our commitment to cut our carbon footprint by a further 5% by spring 2023; equating to 1.95 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent).
The Abode leadership team has set three SMART targets (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound) as part of the carbon management plan to secure wins for our employees and the environment: Solar Energy, electrification of the company fleet to ensure that all vehicles will be hybrid or electric hybrid by 2025, reducing emissions by 51%, and an amended Business Travel Policy meaning that online conferencing will be used where practical.
With the solar panels fully functional on the roof, our next step was to install charging points for electric vehicles to ensure we can benefit from the power generated from this on-site installation. This change has helped to avoid around 17,500 kilos of CO2 emissions annually, as the company continues its journey towards Net Zero Carbon. All office lighting has been converted to LED and sensor installations to use electricity more efficiently, saving energy and helping to protect the planet.
Sustainability means more to us than just ‘green’ products, it is an integral part of how we manage our business, so that we can continue to make a positive impact throughout the industry, environment and our many customers as an ethical partner of choice.
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