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Center Parcs achieves Carbon Trust Standard

Press Release   •   Jul 26, 2010 00:00 BST

Center Parcs is delighted to announce that it has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard for all its UK sites. Following rigorous assessments of Center Parcs’ carbon reduction measures, by an independent assessor, the Carbon Trust Standard was presented to Center Parcs in acknowledgment for its efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

In order to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, organisations must provide an accurate footprint measurement including all required emission sources,
demonstrate an absolute reduction of your footprint or equivalent relative efficiency improvement and demonstrate good carbon management including carbon governance, accounting, reduction methods and targets.

Center Parcs is the leader in the UK short break holiday market and champions the way forward for the protection of the natural environment within the UK tourist and leisure industry.

Paul Kent, Commercial Director said: “Initially, we identified some of our biggest environmental impacts and we are focusing on reducing our carbon footprint in these areas. The Carbon Trust Standard demonstrates our commitment to the reduction of our carbon footprint and will continue to be an integral part of our business strategy in the coming years.”

For more information on the Carbon Trust Standard, please visit: www.carbontruststandard.com

Contact information

Jessica Marshall-Pearce, Press Officer
Telephone: 01623 821723 Email jessica.marshall-pearce@centerparcs.co.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. Center Parcs has five Villages across the UK; Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire which opened to guests on 6 June 2014
  2. As the leader in the UK short break holiday market, Center Parcs regularly achieves average annual occupancy in excess of 97%
  3. Center Parcs offers weekend, (Friday to Monday) or midweek (Monday to Friday) breaks and welcomes over 1.7 million guests each year, with 96% of guests expressing an intention to return
  4. The Center Parcs concept is to provide a range of high quality accommodation, shops, restaurants and exceptional leisure facilities, carefully nestled amongst 400 acres of protected forest environment
  5. This concept originated in Holland in 1967, with the first UK Center Parcs opening in 1987. Center Parcs is now a separate entity in the UK, owned by The Blackstone Group
  6. Center Parcs has been awarded the following accolades since 2008: the Green Business Award for Biodiversity Protection, Visit Britain 5 Star Rating, Hospitality Assured, Biodiversity Benchmark - Land Management, Carbon Trust Standard, Good Spa Guide Award, ISO14001, Investors in People
  7. Center Parcs has recently been announced ‘Best Family Holiday Provider’ in the Tommy’s Awards for the eleventh year in a row