What Sustainability Means to Us
Mansfield Pollard was founded in 1866 and has always benefited from a family feel and dedicated teamwork ethic. In 2020, the new owners fully embraced this togetherness and continue to develop a sustainable business with a long-term outlook to ensure the next 155 years are as successful as the preceding ones.
With that longer view comes a strong sense of responsibility, caring for employees, providing employment in the local area and valuing our connections within the community. We recognise that a sustainable business must be built around an operating model that renews rather than depletes resources, that balances the will for growth with the need to conserve, and that provides stability whilst adjusting rapidly to changing market conditions.
We Remain Carbon Negative
For the third year in a row, Mansﬁeld Pollard we are ofﬁcially a Carbon Negative business by offsetting signiﬁcantly more CO2e than we emit.
To date, we have offset 1,642 tonnes of CO2e, planted 700 local trees in our local region and continue to support and Global initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, alleviate poverty and advance gender equality.
Our Chosen Sustainability Projects
Reducing Deforestation in the Amazon
The project area is part of the Amazon, the largest remaining rainforest on our planet. The Amazon is known for its amazing biodiversity; containing 10% of all species. The rainforest is home to some endangered species that rely on it for their survival.
This project is working to prevent unplanned deforestation in native forests, which has occurred due to logging, squatting and attempts to implement pastures. The project is expected to avoid over 22 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emissions over a 40-year period. This will be achieved by managing the land in the form of a “private conservation reserve”, through rigorous monitoring and enforcement.
Cardamom Mountain Rainforest Protection
Protecting one of the most important locations for biodiversity conservation on the planet:
The project is an initiative designed to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation, maintain biodiversity and create alternative livelihoods under the United Nations scheme of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation
The project will directly support the livelihoods of 21 villages in nine communes around the perimeter of the project area. Eight additional villages in 4 communes are eligible to receive educational scholarship. These communities represent approximately 3,957 families and 16,495 individuals