Banner is the largest schoolwear supplier in the UK with a relentless drive to invest in things that matter to their customers most, from the quality of their products to commitment to the planet.
Future Leap have been supporting Banner since 2019, supporting their in-house sustainability lead to develop a robust and continually improving climate strategy. We have produced yearly carbon footprints, initially including elements of operational scope 3, expanding to full scope 3 by 2022. Future Leap have audited Banner’s manufacturing and retail sites to create comprehensive carbon reduction plans.
Initially pursuing a carbon-neutral strategy, Future Leap advised Banner on the selection of credible carbon offset schemes based in the same countries as their supply chain partners. We also provided compliance and administrative support for Banner becoming a signatory to the UN’s ‘Climate Neutral Now’ programme.
As Banner has grown and acquired more businesses, their sustainability strategy has become more complex. We have completed their ESOS audits for phase 3 compliance, and have completed modelling exercises for their transport and distribution systems.
From a stakeholder engagement perspective, Future Leap has provided guidance and editing services for their 2021 and 2022 sustainability impact reports and are now helping them to evidence the ‘environment’ section for their B Corp application.
By working alongside Banner’s highly engaged and knowledgeable sustainability lead, Future Leap have helped Banner to become a sustainability leader in their industry, and to implement multiple climate positive projects, such as embedding sustainability metrics into their procurement and supply chain and implementing energy efficiency measures and system upgrades.