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Driven By Sustainability

Bousfields, a carbon neutral

fabricator since 2019

As an operating business of See Limited, sustainability is an important part of Bousfields’ ethos.

We are passionate about taking positive steps to become Net Zero by 2030 as a Group of companies and are playing our part to address the climate crisis.

By working with recognised experts in the subject of sustainability, including our environmental consultants EcoAct, we have confidence and validation in the steps that we are taking as part of See Limited to reduce our carbon footprint.


In September 2021, See Limited signed up to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), demonstrating our Group’s commitment to adopting best practice to achieve our ambition of becoming Net Zero by 2030.


Our science-based target that has been set and validated by SBTi is to reduce absolute scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions by 42% by 2030 from a 2020 base year and to measure and reduce our scope 3 emissions. This initiative is in line with the Paris Agreement goals of keeping global temperatures to 1.5 °C, identifying a clearly defined pathway for us to reduce GHG emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change as well as influencing others in the industry to take action.

"Image description: Illustration depicting the partnership between Bousfields and SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative) through a visual representation of green fields, a wind turbine, and a clear blue sky. The image symbolizes the collaborative efforts towards sustainable practices and the pursuit of renewable energy solutions.
Image description: Illustration depicting carbon-neutral fabrication with buildings made of green leaves on a wooden background. A life cycle arrow is positioned on top of the building, symbolizing the sustainable and environmentally friendly nature of the fabrication process.

Carbon neutral fabrication

Since 2019, working with EcoAct, See Limited annually record and measure the CO₂ impact of business operations across the Group for the previous year.


As part of our reporting, Bousfields measure and take responsibility for the total carbon generated through the fabrication and delivery stages whilst goods are in our care.


Through Bousfields’ carbon management programme, carbon emissions generated during the fabrication and delivery stages are compensated by investing in Gold Standard carbon credits equating to the emissions made to offer a carbon neutral fabrication service.


Our carbon credit investment is an internationally recognised way to account for our carbon emissions and support activities benefiting communities and the planet. An example of one of the global projects that we support through this investment includes the Kumasi Stoves project in Ghana, which replaces open fireplaces with improved cookstoves, reducing the rate of deforestation, improving health as well as providing local employment opportunities.


Whilst offsetting is a current process that we have in place to compensate our remaining emissions, as a Group we are continuously looking for alternative methods including carbon sequestration projects. Carbon sequestration is the capturing, removal and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the earth’s atmosphere.

Environmental considerations

With sustainability being a daily topic of conversation, we’re continuously evaluating our scope 3 purchases to ensure that the materials that we use have good environmental considerations from EPDs to recyclable content.


This continues with all new investments to enhance our fabrication capabilities, considering environmental running costs and factors to mitigate our emission generating activity.  


With greater emphasis within the built environment industry to make more sustainable choices, we’re proud to support our customers through our carbon considerate approach.

Image description: An area showcasing environmental considerations, featuring a tall glass building surrounded by lush trees and greenery. The image emphasizes the harmonious integration of the built environment with nature, promoting sustainability and a visually pleasing atmosphere.
Image description: Illustration of onsite carbon reduction activities featuring a row of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels against the backdrop of a colorful sunset. The image symbolizes the generation of clean energy and the commitment to reducing carbon emissions through renewable sources.

Onsite carbon reduction activities  

Our Group’s annual carbon footprint report produced and verified by EcoAct, has led to the implementation of a range of new initiatives to drive down carbon generated through our day-to-day operations. As we produce this report annually, we are continuously looking for ways to improve. Here are examples of just some of our live initiatives:

  • Solar PV

Since June 2022, 316 solar photovoltaic panels have been installed at our operational site in Corby, Northamptonshire. The panels are working towards reducing our energy consumption by 90,616 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year with an annual saving of 32 tonnes of carbon emissions. We estimate based on current consumption that the total carbon saving over a 20-year period is 600 tonnes.

  • Electric Vehicles

Since 2021, we have switched all company owned vehicles to electric and have installed fixed charging points on site. As recorded in our latest Annual Carbon Footprint Report produced by EcoAct, the tonnes of CO2e for this emission type have reduced by 85.12%.


"Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo in black, indicating certification for responsible forestry practices


The Forest Stewardship Council 

Blue logo of Bousfields representing ISO 14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management System, showcasing the company's dedication to environmental responsibility and sustainable practices.

ISO 14001 : 2015 

Environmental Management System

Blue logo of Bousfields representing ISO 9001 certification, highlighting the company's commitment to quality management systems and continuous improvement

ISO 9001

Quality Management

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