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Making sustainability second nature

In this case study we examine the sustainability strategy of the Holkham Estate, aiming to be carbon negative by 2040.


Sustainability at the heart of the Holkham Estate's plans

The Holkham Estate has a simple but ambitious goal: to be the most pioneering sustainable rural estate in the UK.

Sustainability has always been at the heart of the estate’s vision; innovative farming methods can be traced back as far back as the 17th century, but in recent years the estate has decided to quantify and drive this passion towards specific far-reaching targets.

Sustainability Manager Sue Penlington was brought on board in 2020 and the estate has subsequently created and embraced an overarching sustainability plan.

“When I started,

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