This year for GLEE Birmingham, we are proud to announce that we have offset our carbon emissions for the show, as part of our sustainability initiative. 

 Sustainability is an important theme of GLEE 2021 and is reflected in the initiatives of the wider garden retail industry.  

At Swan, we are taking steps to make our operations more sustainable and offsetting our carbon emissions for GLEE is one such step. 

To understand our carbon footprint at the show, we calculated the emissions from our transport, accommodation, energy consumption and food consumption. It helped that the majority of our employees attending the show have electric or hybrid cars. 

The resulting figure was estimated at 1.28 tonnes of CO2e using the ClimateCare calculator. 

We then offset the carbon emissions by supporting ClimateCare’s sustainability portfolio of projects around the world. Such projects include replacing fossil fuel generated electricity with clean energy generation, protecting threatened rainforests and planting woodland. 

This means our attendance at the show is completely carbon neutral. 


Swan carbon offset certificate

Find out more about ClimateCare, an award-winning Certified B Corporation recognised as setting the highest standards in their sector. To date, they have reduced 51 million tonnes of CO2e and improved 46 million lives. 


Visit us at GLEE

Location: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT 

Stand: 20H40 (Hall 20) 


Tuesday, 14 September 2021 9:00 – 18:00 

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 9:00 – 18:00 

Thursday, 16 September 2021 9:00 – 16:00