It’s World Environment Day 2024! At Fenn, our commitment to protecting the environment is one of our core values, shaping every aspect of our operations.

What is World Environment Day?

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations in 1972, is celebrated annually on June 5th. It aims to raise global awareness about environmental issues and encourage action for the protection of our planet. Each year, World Environment Day focuses on a specific environmental theme and is hosted by a different country. This year’s World Environment Day campaign focuses on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience.

The History of World Environment Day

The first World Environment Day was held in 1974 and since then, it has grown into a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 150 countries. Governments, businesses, and citizens alike engage in activities ranging from local clean-ups and tree planting to implementing sustainable practices in everyday life. Over the decades, World Environment Day has successfully brought environmental issues to the forefront of global discussions, promoting policy changes and individual actions that benefit the planet.

Why World Environment Day is Important

The importance of World Environment Day cannot be overstated. It serves as a reminder of our collective responsibility to protect and restore the environment. According to the UN Environment Programme, ecosystem degradation affects the well-being of 3.2 billion people globally and costs around 10% of the global GDP in loss of ecosystem services each year. By focusing on doing the small things in business, we can be the catalyst for positive change in biodiversity, secure food and water supplies, and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Fenn's Commitment to the Environment

At Fenn, we believe that running a business that effectively serves our customers and environmental responsibility goes hand in hand. Here’s how we are making a difference:

  • Green Alternatives: We offer a range of 'green' organically grown products that align with our an increasing number of our customers' environmental policies.
  • Sustainable Partnerships: We partner with our clients to ensure our supplies support their sustainability goals.
  • Secure Recycling Services: As a licensed waste carrier, we provide secure recycling for all garments, ensuring nothing goes to landfill.
  • Employee Empowerment: Our employees are encouraged to take proactive steps in environmental protection and restoration.
  • Support for Environmental Organisations: We support WaterAid, carbon capture projects through the Woodland Trust, and other initiatives that promote environmental health.
  • Comprehensive Recycling: We extensively recycle cardboard, plastics, printer consumables, workwear, and shredding materials.

The History of our Efforts

In 2023, our commitment to carbon capture resulted in helping 110,580 tonnes of CO2 being captured—the equivalent weight of 22,000 female African elephants! Through our ISO14001 accreditation, we adhere to rigorous environmental standards, ensuring that our operations and supply chains minimise environmental impact while balancing cost and efficiency.

Partnering with Fenn

Partnering with Fenn means aligning your business with an organisation dedicated to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Here’s why it’s a win-win for your bottom line and the environment:

  • Cost-Effective Sustainability: Our ISO14001 accreditation ensures that we supply and deliver in the most effective way, balancing cost and environmental impact.
  • Expertise and Best Practices: We promote environmental best practices within our business community, including hosting seminars and exhibitions with renowned environmentalists.
  • Sustainable Growth: As we grow, our ability to give back to the planet increases, ensuring that our success contributes to a healthier environment.

Take Action This World Environment Day

Join Fenn in celebrating World Environment Day 2024 by integrating sustainable practices into your business. Explore our range of green products, utilise our recycling services, and partner with us to make a positive impact on the environment. Together, we can ensure a greener, more sustainable future.

For more information on how we can support your environmental goals, visit contact us directly. Let's make every day an opportunity to restore and protect our precious ecosystems.


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Celebrate World Environment Day 2024 with Fenn—because sustainability is not just our goal, it's our way of doing business.