We are thrilled to announce that Nene Park Trust was awarded GREEN level Investors in the Environment (iiE) accreditation last week.

Investors in the Environment (iiE) is a national accreditation scheme designed to help organisations save time and money, reduce their impact on the environment and get promoted for their green credentials.

Following our bronze accreditation in 2018 and our silver accreditation in 2021, we have been working hard toward the highest level criteria and targets and have demonstrated our commitment to minimising our environmental impact and helping to set the standard for the environment. Following the detailed audit process in April this year we were awarded a score of 75% and Green level.

Particular highlights include: 

  • Excellent data collection and detail, given the size of the estate which is being monitored
  • The evidence provided demonstrates the Trust's strong commitment to meeting its charitable objectives whilst maintaining the highest of standards during the Covid affected years.
  • The inclusion of sustainability related KPIs in the appraisal process of the operations and Admin Team ensures that climate protection is in everyone's 'job'.
  • Excellent reduction in paper use; a benefit of the change to working practices brought about by the pandemic.

This work ties in with Nene Park Trust's climate emergency declaration, in which we aim to:

  • Achieve net zero emissions from our own operations by 2040, initially through our own and credible and recognised offsetting schemes, but with a commitment to reduce overall emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s target, and reduce the proportion of offsetting over time. This deadline will be reviewed in detail at the NPT Staff Conference in autumn 2020. 
  • Use our influence to encourage and support visitors, partners, stakeholders, suppliers and others to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s target, and ensure they do not take actions that prevent the target being met.
  • Promote the role that Nene Park can play in increasing awareness of and supporting our communities who are already seeing the direct impacts of climate change, locally, across the UK and internationally.
  • Ensure that climate considerations are central and obvious in all our on-going policies, activities, communications and events.
  • ‘Double Nature’ across our landholding by continuing to improve land management techniques and delivering biodiversity gains.